Stefan Scherfke

Book review: NumPy 1.5 Beginner’s Guide

I recently got the chance to review the book NumPy 1.5 Beginner’s Guide by Ivan Idris and published by Packt Publishing.

It covers many aspects of NumPy and also introduces SciPy as well as Matplotlib. The author includes a lot of examples and exercises and also shows the effects of some not-so-easy-to-understand functions using matplotlib graphs.

The book is easy to read, so you should make fast progress in learning NumPy. Overall, it’s a good read for NumPy beginners. Advanced NumPy users, who just want to look up how specific things work, are better of with NumPy’s documentation, though.