Description : Discover everything you need to know about Python to turn your passion of programming into a job you'll love. Fueled by fun and practical examples, this book gives high schoolers who want learn an easy programming language ideas for how to leverage them in the workforce. Start with the basics and before you know it, you'll be building your own web sites, doing white-hat hacking, finding code bugs and errors, and creating games, including using Python to roll characters for RPGs. Every chapter is relaxed and informal, like learning with a cool teacher all the time. Computers, phones and the web are your playground, and you'll be ready to join the party with your own content. Going beyond posts and uploads means learning to program, and Python is a great choice to get started. It's quick to learn, it's flexible, and if you want, it may get you a Python job that pays more than minimum wage when you're out of school. Python for Teenagers is the most fun you'll have while learning. What You'll Learn Review programming basics - you gotta start somewhere Code applications that follow directions and make decisions Understand Classes and objects - when a program is a child Make games with graphics and animation Who This Book Is For High schoolers who want learn an easy programming language.
Description : I give honor and glory to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for giving me the ability to write this book. It's truly an honor to entertain you, the reader.
Description : Enhance your data analysis and predictive modeling skills using popular Python tools Key Features Cover all fundamental libraries for operation and manipulation of Python for data analysis Implement real-world datasets to perform predictive analytics with Python Access modern data analysis techniques and detailed code with scikit-learn and SciPy Book Description Python is one of the most common and popular languages preferred by leading data analysts and statisticians for working with massive datasets and complex data visualizations. Become a Python Data Analyst introduces Python’s most essential tools and libraries necessary to work with the data analysis process, right from preparing data to performing simple statistical analyses and creating meaningful data visualizations. In this book, we will cover Python libraries such as NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, seaborn, SciPy, and scikit-learn, and apply them in practical data analysis and statistics examples. As you make your way through the chapters, you will learn to efficiently use the Jupyter Notebook to operate and manipulate data using NumPy and the pandas library. In the concluding chapters, you will gain experience in building simple predictive models and carrying out statistical computation and analysis using rich Python tools and proven data analysis techniques. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience performing data analysis with Python. What you will learn Explore important Python libraries and learn to install Anaconda distribution Understand the basics of NumPy Produce informative and useful visualizations for analyzing data Perform common statistical calculations Build predictive models and understand the principles of predictive analytics Who this book is for Become a Python Data Analyst is for entry-level data analysts, data engineers, and BI professionals who want to make complete use of Python tools for performing efficient data analysis. Prior knowledge of Python programming is necessary to understand the concepts covered in this book
Description : Frank Kane's hands-on Spark training course, based on his bestselling Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python video, now available in a book. Understand and analyze large data sets using Spark on a single system or on a cluster. About This Book Understand how Spark can be distributed across computing clusters Develop and run Spark jobs efficiently using Python A hands-on tutorial by Frank Kane with over 15 real-world examples teaching you Big Data processing with Spark Who This Book Is For If you are a data scientist or data analyst who wants to learn Big Data processing using Apache Spark and Python, this book is for you. If you have some programming experience in Python, and want to learn how to process large amounts of data using Apache Spark, Frank Kane's Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python will also help you. What You Will Learn Find out how you can identify Big Data problems as Spark problems Install and run Apache Spark on your computer or on a cluster Analyze large data sets across many CPUs using Spark's Resilient Distributed Datasets Implement machine learning on Spark using the MLlib library Process continuous streams of data in real time using the Spark streaming module Perform complex network analysis using Spark's GraphX library Use Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service to run your Spark jobs on a cluster In Detail Frank Kane's Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python is your companion to learning Apache Spark in a hands-on manner. Frank will start you off by teaching you how to set up Spark on a single system or on a cluster, and you'll soon move on to analyzing large data sets using Spark RDD, and developing and running effective Spark jobs quickly using Python. Apache Spark has emerged as the next big thing in the Big Data domain – quickly rising from an ascending technology to an established superstar in just a matter of years. Spark allows you to quickly extract actionable insights from large amounts of data, on a real-time basis, making it an essential tool in many modern businesses. Frank has packed this book with over 15 interactive, fun-filled examples relevant to the real world, and he will empower you to understand the Spark ecosystem and implement production-grade real-time Spark projects with ease. Style and approach Frank Kane's Taming Big Data with Apache Spark and Python is a hands-on tutorial with over 15 real-world examples carefully explained by Frank in a step-by-step manner. The examples vary in complexity, and you can move through them at your own pace.
Description : This anthology brings together voices from industry and academia in a call for elevating the status, identity, value, and influence of technical communicators. Editors Barbara Mirel and Rachel Spilka assert that technical communicators must depart from their traditional roles, moving instead in a more influential and expansive direction. To help readers explore the possibilities, contributions from innovative thinkers and leaders in technical communication propose ways to redefine the field's identity and purposes and to expand the parameters of its work. The chapters included here all point toward new directions for greater growth and influence of the field. Contributors depart from traditional ideas and solutions and discuss new and in some cases radical points, provoking further thought and discussion. Its exploration of fresh territory uncovers new research topics and directions, and provides an examination of both internal, industry-academia relationships and external relationships between technical communicators and other professionals. In its entirety, this collection represents an inclusive vision for the future, targeting such wide-ranging issues as creating effective professional organizations, disseminating research to diverse audiences, transitioning to more influential job roles, exerting leadership in usability, and creating hybrid identities and collaborative programs between industry and academic to support them. The diverse voices from industry and academia will inspire readers to think differently about the discipline's identity and direction, and to build on the ideas they find herein to effect change within their own spheres. As required reading for academics and professionals in technical communication, this collection is a critical step in reshaping and reinvigorating the technical communication field to ensure its survival and growth in the 21st century.
Description : For much of human evolution, the natural world was one of the most important contexts of children's maturation. Indeed, the experience of nature was, and still may be, a critical component of human physical, emotional, intellectual, and even moral development. Yet scientific knowledge of the significance of nature during the different stages of childhood is sparse. This book provides scientific investigations and thought-provoking essays on children and nature. Children and Nature incorporates research from cognitive science, developmental psychology, ecology, education, environmental studies, evolutionary psychology, political science, primatology, psychiatry, and social psychology. The authors examine the evolutionary significance of nature during childhood; the formation of children's conceptions, values, and sympathies toward the natural world; how contact with nature affects children's physical and mental development; and the educational and political consequences of the weakened childhood experience of nature in modern society.
Description : Here's your ticket to a world of adventures with Minecraftand programming. Learn how to extend Minecraft and create a new gamingexperience, by exploring the magical world of Minecraftprogramming. Adventures in Minecraft, like other books in thehighly successful Adventures series, is written especially for 11-to 15-year-olds. With this book you will learn new programmingskills while having fun with Minecraft! Minecraft programming experts David Whale and Martin O'Hanlonwalk you step-by-step through everything you need to know to: Get started writing Minecraft programs in Python on your PC,Mac, or Raspberry Pi Build houses and other structures in the blink of an eye, andmake a 3D duplicating machine Write interactive games like a field that charges you rent, anda treasure hunt using magic vanishing bridges Build custom game control panels using simple electroniccircuits Easily build huge 2D and 3D structures such as spheres andpyramids Build intelligent objects like a massive Minecraft clock, andprogram an alien invasion Plan and write a complete interactive arena game Using the programming skills you learn from this book, writingMinecraft programs offers endless possibilities to create anythingyou can imagine. To make your journey that much easier, the Adventures inMinecraft companion website supplies you with avideo for each adventure in the book, downloadablecode files, helpful programming reference tables, a bonusadventure, and badges to collect for your Minecraftaccomplishments. By day, David Whale and Martin O'Hanlon are software engineerswho design computer products. By night, they play Minecraft anddevelop exciting new programs that interact with the Minecraftworld. They both work regularly with young people in schools,computing clubs and at community events, giving talks aboutMinecraft programming and running programming workshops.
Description : Get ready for a crash course in effective communication. More than just a book on how to "do talks," Speaking to Teenagers combines the experience and wisdom of two veteran youth ministry speakers, along with insightful research and practical tools, to help you develop messages that engage students with the love of Christ and the power of his Word.Whether you1re crafting a five-minute devotional or a 30-minute sermon, Speaking to Teenagers is essential to understanding and preparing great messages.Together, Doug Fields and Duffy Robbins show you how they craft their own messages and give you the tools to do it yourself. They'll guide you, step-by-step, through the process of preparing and delivering meaningful messages that effectively communicate to your students.Fields and Robbins walk you through three dimensions of a message - the speaker, the listener, and the message itself‹and introduce you to the concept and principles of inductive communication. You1ll also get helpful tips on finding illustrations for your talk and using them for maximum impact, as well as insights on reading your audience and effective body language.As Speaking to Teenagers guides you toward becoming a more effective communicator, you'll find that this book's practical principles will positively impact the way you view, treat, and communicate to teenagers.
Description : Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.