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Agile Tools for Real World Data
Data processing heaven
Pros: Well-written, Easy to understand, Helpful examples
Best Uses: Intermediate
I’ve only made it through the first few chapters, and the book is not complete, but I have been getting regular updates which is great. So far though it is well written and as far as I can tell there are very few technical errors.
It starts with a “Whetting your appetite” chapter where the author takes you on a journey through the possibilities of data analysis in Python; its a lot of fun.
The chapter on getting the most our of IPython has made this book worth the purchase price alone, its my new editor and I love it.
Highly recommended for Bioinformaticians or biologists who have to use R, but would prefer to stick with their beloved Python as much as possible.