Doing Math With Python
Use Programming to Explore Algebra, Statistics, Calculus, and More!
Paperback ISBN: 1593276400
"Uses the Python programming language as a tool to explore high school level mathematics like statistics, geometry, probability, and calculus by writing programs to find derivatives, solve equations graphically, manipulate algebraic expressions, and examine projectile motion. Covers programming concepts including using functions, handling user input, and reading and manipulating data"--
Microsoft Excel 2013
Data Analysis and Business Modeling
Paperback ISBN: 0735669139
Master business modeling and analysis techniques with Microsoft Excel 2013, and transform data into bottom-line results. Written by award-winning educator Wayne Winston, this hands-on, scenario-focused guide shows you how to use the latest Excel tools tointegrate data from multiple tables - and how to effectively build a relational data source inside an Excel workbook.
Think Like a Programmer
An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving
Paperback ISBN: 1593274246
"The real challenge of programming isn't learning a language's syntax--it's learning to creatively solve problems so you can build something great. In this one-of-a-kind text, author V. Anton Spraul breaks down the ways that programmers solve problems and teaches you what other introductory books often ignore: how to Think Like a Programmer. Each chapter tackles a single programming concept, like classes, pointers, and recursion, and open-ended exercises throughout challenge you to apply your knowledge. You'll also learn how to: Split problems into discrete components to make them easier to solve: Make the most of code reuse with functions, classes, and libraries pick the perfect data structure for a particular job: Master more advanced programming toolslike recursion and dynamic memory: Organize your thoughts and develop strategies to tackle particular types of problems. Although the book's examples are written in C++, the creative problem-solving concepts they illustrate go beyond any particular language; in fact, they often reach outside the realm of computer science. As the most skillful programmers know, writing great code is a creative art--and the first step in creating your masterpiece is learning to Think Like a Programmer"--
Flash CS3 Professional for Windows and Macintosh
Visual Quickstart Guide
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0321502914
A guide to using the Flash authoring tool covers such topics as modifying graphics, working with symbols, frame-by-frame animations, building buttons for interactivity, and adding sound.
PostGIS in Action
Paperback ISBN: 1935182269
Whether you're canvassing a congressional district, managing a sales region, mapping city bus schedules, or analyzing local cancer rates, thinking spatially opens up limitless possibilities for database users. PostGIS, a freely available open-source spatial database extender, can help you answer questions that you could not answer using a mere relational database. Its feature set equals or surpasses proprietary alternatives, allowing you to create location-aware queries and features with just a few lines of SQL code. PostGIS in Action is the first book devoted entirely to PostGIS. It will help both new and experienced users write spatial queries to solve real-world problems. For those with experience in more traditional relational databases, this book provides a background in vector-based GIS so you can quickly move to analyzing, viewing, and mapping data. Advanced users will learn how to optimize queries for maximum speed, simplify geometries for greater efficiency, and create custom functions suited specifically to their applications. It also discusses the new features available in PostgreSQL 8.4 and provides tutorials on using additional open source GIS tools in conjunction with PostGIS. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
iPad Application Development for Dummies
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1118213920
The fun and easy guide to creating iPad apps, updated for iOS 5 iPad app development is hot, with more than 90,000 apps available specifically for the device. The introduction of iOS 5 and iCloud further revolutionized the iPad and enlarged the app market even more. This fast and friendly guide to iPad app development is fully updated for the most recent upgrades and covers everything you need to know, starting with how to download the SDK and become an Apple developer. Expert developer Neal Goldstein explains nib files, views, view controllers, gesture recognizers, what makes a great iPad app, and more. - iPad development is not the same as developing for the iPhone; this book focuses exclusively on developing apps for the iPad - iOS 5 and iCloud brought many changes to the device, opening more opportunities for app development - The book covers how to become a registered Apple developer, how to download and set up the SDK, and the details of how an iPad app runs - Popular developer Neal Goldstein examines what goes into a great user experience and takes you step by step through the actual development of two apps, illustrating everything you need to know Whether you're looking for a new hobby or you want to build a business in app development, iPad Application Development For Dummies, 3rd Edition will make it easier!