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IPython at the PyCon Tutorials

You may have heard the news that conference tickets have sold out, but you know what’s not sold out? Tutorial tickets!

These three-hour courses are taught by Python experts and cost only $150. Take for example the “IPython in depth: high productivity interactive and parallel python” tutorial. Fernando Perez, creator of IPython and recipient the Free Software Foundation’s 2012 Award for the Advancement of Free Software, will walk you through the many uses of the great IPython project.

IPython’s use as a shell has recently been shown off in the recently redesigned python.org, which includes an embedded version of the shell. The tutorial goes far beyond the shell’s capabilities. The graphical console goes a step beyond, offering features such as inline images, such as those generated by matplotlib.

One of the most popular features of late is the notebook, providing a document-like view, combining code with results, all displayed in a browser. The high-performance features of IPython will also be covered, explaining the project’s use in a cluster of IPython engines to make your computations really fly.

IPython is also at the center of Matthew Russell’s “Mining Social Web APIs with IPython Notebook.” The author of “Mining the Social Web,” “Mining Twitter,” and others, Matthew’s examples build on those in the books, and target attendees with little programming or data mining experience.

Using APIs to LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and GitHub, each service will answer a question through Matthew’s “Aspire, Acquire, Analyze, Summarize” approach. IPython notebook will be used to let the attendees tweak the pre-made modules for each API and get started. After a walkthrough of mining techniques, attendees will be on their way to finding meaning within the vast data available to them.

If these tutorials or others interest you, be sure to sign up today. Tickets are selling quickly!

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