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Lion of Macedon

Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. In every one, dark forces threatened Greece; terrible evil was poised to reenter the world. The future held only one hope: a half-caste Spartan boy, Parmenion. So Tamis made it her mission to see that Parmenion would before the deadliest warrior in the world — no matter what the cost.
Raised to manhood in Sparta, bullied and forced to fight for his life every day, Parmenion had no notion of the unseen dimensions of magic and mystery that shaped his fate. He grew in strength and cunning. His military genius earned him the title Strategos in Sparta. His triumphs for the city of Thebes made him a hero. And finally his fate led him to the service of Philip of Macedon.
As Tamis had foreseen, Parmenion’s destiny was tied to the Dark God, to Philip, and to the yet-unborn Alexander. All too soon the future was upon them. Parmenion stood poised to defeat evil — or to open the gate for the Dark God to reenter the world.

*From the Trade Paperback edition.*
### From Publishers Weekly
This enjoyable historical fantasy set in ancient Greece spans three decades in the career of Parmenion, a Spartan of mixed ancestry whose life is being shaped and monitored by an aging seeress. Scorned as a half-breed by the Spartans, he leaves vowing to wreak vengeance–which he does, at the head of a victorious Theban ar- my. Parmenion goes on to become Greece’s preeminent soldier of fortune, a brilliant military strategist and tactician. Eventually, he hires on to Philip, the beleaguered king of Macedonia. Parmenion provides the young king with military help but, more importantly, intervenes in a ceremony meant to secure the siring of a child whose birth might signal the ultimate triumph of evil. Parmenion’s final–and most meaningful–battle takes place not in this world but in Hades, where the forces of evil are held at bay long enough to deny the Dark God dominion over the newly born soul of Alexander the Great. Particularly enchanting in Gemmell’s ( Legend ) ambitious book is the appearance of Aristotle as a wizard and guide through the underworld, a Greek combination of Arthur’s Merlin and Dante’s Virgil.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From Library Journal
An ancient seeress foresees the rise of a dark god whose rule will mean destruction and whose future is linked, for good or ill, with a half-Spartan, half-Macedonian warrior named Parmenion. Pre-Alexandrian Greece provides a rich background for Gemmell’s novel of magic and destiny as Parmenion defies the fates to become the right-hand man of Philip of Macedon and plays his part in the struggle against the forces of chaos. Fans of ancient history will enjoy this mythic adventure.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. In every one, dark forces threatened Greece; terrible evil was poised to reenter the world. The future held only one hope: a half-caste Spartan boy, Parmenion. So Tamis made it her mission to see that Parmenion would before the deadliest warrior in the world — no matter what the cost.
Raised to manhood in Sparta, bullied and forced to fight for his life every day, Parmenion had no notion of the unseen dimensions of magic and mystery that shaped his fate. He grew in strength and cunning. His military genius earned him the title Strategos in Sparta. His triumphs for the city of Thebes made him a hero. And finally his fate led him to the service of Philip of Macedon.
As Tamis had foreseen, Parmenion’s destiny was tied to the Dark God, to Philip, and to the yet-unborn Alexander. All too soon the future was upon them. Parmenion stood poised to defeat evil — or to open the gate for the Dark God to reenter the world.

*From the Trade Paperback edition.*
### From Publishers Weekly
This enjoyable historical fantasy set in ancient Greece spans three decades in the career of Parmenion, a Spartan of mixed ancestry whose life is being shaped and monitored by an aging seeress. Scorned as a half-breed by the Spartans, he leaves vowing to wreak vengeance–which he does, at the head of a victorious Theban ar- my. Parmenion goes on to become Greece’s preeminent soldier of fortune, a brilliant military strategist and tactician. Eventually, he hires on to Philip, the beleaguered king of Macedonia. Parmenion provides the young king with military help but, more importantly, intervenes in a ceremony meant to secure the siring of a child whose birth might signal the ultimate triumph of evil. Parmenion’s final–and most meaningful–battle takes place not in this world but in Hades, where the forces of evil are held at bay long enough to deny the Dark God dominion over the newly born soul of Alexander the Great. Particularly enchanting in Gemmell’s ( Legend ) ambitious book is the appearance of Aristotle as a wizard and guide through the underworld, a Greek combination of Arthur’s Merlin and Dante’s Virgil.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
### From Library Journal
An ancient seeress foresees the rise of a dark god whose rule will mean destruction and whose future is linked, for good or ill, with a half-Spartan, half-Macedonian warrior named Parmenion. Pre-Alexandrian Greece provides a rich background for Gemmell’s novel of magic and destiny as Parmenion defies the fates to become the right-hand man of Philip of Macedon and plays his part in the struggle against the forces of chaos. Fans of ancient history will enjoy this mythic adventure.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Linux for Beginners: Basic Linux Commands and Shell Scripting

Demystify Linux Using the Right Techniques
You want to learn all about Linux but where do you begin? Should you just point and click your way forward or join the ranks of those who shun the mouse? The command line looks so intimidating, how will you ever decipher it? *Linux for Beginners* takes you from your very first baby steps in installing Linux on your machine all the way to writing your first shell scripts. Along the way you’ll learn the basics of bash scripting, commands, data manipulation and all the handy tips and tricks passed down over the years by your fellow Linux lovers! Join Travis Booth, author of  *Machine Learning With Python* and  *Python Data Analytics,* as he teaches you all about: Installing Linux onto your machine An introduction to Linux commands and basic text manipulation The basics of Bash scripting Writing your first shell scripts to create automated scripts Manipulaiting permissions and environments and so much more! Stop struggling with Linux and learn how to do things the right way, right away! join the hundreds of readers who have experienced the power and freedom of Linux. Get your copy today! **Bonus: Buy the paperback and get the ebook absolutely free with Kindle Matchbook!**

Demystify Linux Using the Right Techniques
You want to learn all about Linux but where do you begin? Should you just point and click your way forward or join the ranks of those who shun the mouse? The command line looks so intimidating, how will you ever decipher it? *Linux for Beginners* takes you from your very first baby steps in installing Linux on your machine all the way to writing your first shell scripts. Along the way you’ll learn the basics of bash scripting, commands, data manipulation and all the handy tips and tricks passed down over the years by your fellow Linux lovers! Join Travis Booth, author of  *Machine Learning With Python* and  *Python Data Analytics,* as he teaches you all about: Installing Linux onto your machine An introduction to Linux commands and basic text manipulation The basics of Bash scripting Writing your first shell scripts to create automated scripts Manipulaiting permissions and environments and so much more! Stop struggling with Linux and learn how to do things the right way, right away! join the hundreds of readers who have experienced the power and freedom of Linux. Get your copy today! **Bonus: Buy the paperback and get the ebook absolutely free with Kindle Matchbook!**

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Linear Time Series With MATLAB and OCTAVE

This book presents an introduction to linear univariate and multivariate time series analysis, providing brief theoretical insights into each topic, and from the beginning illustrating the theory with software examples. As such, it quickly introduces readers to the peculiarities of each subject from both theoretical and the practical points of view. It also includes numerous examples and real-world applications that demonstrate how to handle different types of time series data. The associated software package, SSMMATLAB, is written in MATLAB and also runs on the free OCTAVE platform. The book focuses on linear time series models using a state space approach, with the Kalman filter and smoother as the main tools for model estimation, prediction and signal extraction. A chapter on state space models describes these tools and provides examples of their use with general state space models. Other topics discussed in the book include ARIMA; and transfer function and structural models; as well as signal extraction using the canonical decomposition in the univariate case, and VAR, VARMA, cointegrated VARMA, VARX, VARMAX, and multivariate structural models in the multivariate case. It also addresses spectral analysis, the use of fixed filters in a model-based approach, and automatic model identification procedures for ARIMA and transfer function models in the presence of outliers, interventions, complex seasonal patterns and other effects like Easter, trading day, etc. This book is intended for both students and researchers in various fields dealing with time series. The software provides numerous automatic procedures to handle common practical situations, but at the same time, readers with programming skills can write their own programs to deal with specific problems. Although the theoretical introduction to each topic is kept to a minimum, readers can consult the companion book ‘Multivariate Time Series With Linear State Space Structure’, by the same author, if they require more details.

This book presents an introduction to linear univariate and multivariate time series analysis, providing brief theoretical insights into each topic, and from the beginning illustrating the theory with software examples. As such, it quickly introduces readers to the peculiarities of each subject from both theoretical and the practical points of view. It also includes numerous examples and real-world applications that demonstrate how to handle different types of time series data. The associated software package, SSMMATLAB, is written in MATLAB and also runs on the free OCTAVE platform. The book focuses on linear time series models using a state space approach, with the Kalman filter and smoother as the main tools for model estimation, prediction and signal extraction. A chapter on state space models describes these tools and provides examples of their use with general state space models. Other topics discussed in the book include ARIMA; and transfer function and structural models; as well as signal extraction using the canonical decomposition in the univariate case, and VAR, VARMA, cointegrated VARMA, VARX, VARMAX, and multivariate structural models in the multivariate case. It also addresses spectral analysis, the use of fixed filters in a model-based approach, and automatic model identification procedures for ARIMA and transfer function models in the presence of outliers, interventions, complex seasonal patterns and other effects like Easter, trading day, etc. This book is intended for both students and researchers in various fields dealing with time series. The software provides numerous automatic procedures to handle common practical situations, but at the same time, readers with programming skills can write their own programs to deal with specific problems. Although the theoretical introduction to each topic is kept to a minimum, readers can consult the companion book ‘Multivariate Time Series With Linear State Space Structure’, by the same author, if they require more details.

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Like a Mighty Army

**David Weber’s *Like a Mighty Army* is the hotly anticipated seventh volume in the *New York Times* bestselling Safehold series**
For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new-no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.
What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud–a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.
Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race.
And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn’s help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss–a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.
The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity’s future isn’t over, and won’t be over soon…
**Safehold Series**
1. *Off Armageddon Reef*
2. *By Schism Rent Asunder*
3. *By Heresies Distressed*
4. *A Mighty Fortress*
5. *How Firm A Foundation*
6. *Midst Toil and Tribulation*
**7. *Like A Mighty Army***
7. *Hell’s Foundations Quiver*
8. *At the Sign of Triumph*

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**David Weber’s *Like a Mighty Army* is the hotly anticipated seventh volume in the *New York Times* bestselling Safehold series**
For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new-no new inventions, no new understandings of the world.
What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud–a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold’s founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth.
Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race.
And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn’s help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss–a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes.
The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity’s future isn’t over, and won’t be over soon…
**Safehold Series**
1. *Off Armageddon Reef*
2. *By Schism Rent Asunder*
3. *By Heresies Distressed*
4. *A Mighty Fortress*
5. *How Firm A Foundation*
6. *Midst Toil and Tribulation*
**7. *Like A Mighty Army***
7. *Hell’s Foundations Quiver*
8. *At the Sign of Triumph*

At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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LIFE The Godfather

A chilling portrait of power, family ties, and offers that cannot be refused, The Godfather is much more than a mob movie or a tale of Sicilian bonds. It’s a harsh tale of America and, ultimately, the origins—and downfalls—of success, that’s widely regarded as one of the best films ever produced. This new LIFE special edition explores how the Godfather assumed his name, studies the beginnings of unmatched cinematic triumph, and marvels at the enduring influence of one distinctly American success story. Fifty years after the publication of the best-selling novel, many of its classic lines still reverberate throughout our collective pop culture consciousness. The actors—many of whom are now regarded as some of the best in the business—would go on to embody some of the most iconic characters in film history. Both biblical and Shakespearean, The Godfather is an American industry unto itself and a parable for our nation. Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by the Meredith Corporation and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment. **

A chilling portrait of power, family ties, and offers that cannot be refused, The Godfather is much more than a mob movie or a tale of Sicilian bonds. It’s a harsh tale of America and, ultimately, the origins—and downfalls—of success, that’s widely regarded as one of the best films ever produced. This new LIFE special edition explores how the Godfather assumed his name, studies the beginnings of unmatched cinematic triumph, and marvels at the enduring influence of one distinctly American success story. Fifty years after the publication of the best-selling novel, many of its classic lines still reverberate throughout our collective pop culture consciousness. The actors—many of whom are now regarded as some of the best in the business—would go on to embody some of the most iconic characters in film history. Both biblical and Shakespearean, The Godfather is an American industry unto itself and a parable for our nation. Please note that this product is an authorized edition published by the Meredith Corporation and sold by Amazon. This edition is printed using a high quality matte interior paper and printed on demand for immediate fulfillment. **

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Life

*Life* is an ambitious, exhilarating and beautifully illustrated study of animal behaviour, exploring the key groups of animals that inhabit this planet and their survival strategies. From cold-blooded reptilian killers to the armoured invaders of the insect world, the long-distance migratory birds to predatory mammals and the sociable and intelligent primates, *Life* reveals animal behaviour as never described before.
By telling a series of unforgettable stories and focusing on intimate details, the book draws us into the biggest story of all – the many different ways animals and plants cope with the challenges of life and, ultimately, the survival of their species. We learn how fish can be the most caring of parents, how cuttlefish seduce with colour, how penguin chicks learn the hard way and how monkeys and apes teach their young to use tools. We discover some of the wonders of life, including dragons that wrestle, lizards that do cartwheels, toads that bounce, elephant shrews that run like greyhounds and birds that create art.
Narrated by David Attenborough and with never-before-filmed animal behaviour, breathtaking cinematography and emotional story telling, *Life* is BBC1’s landmark natural history programme for 2009, and this is the unmissable companion book. **

*Life* is an ambitious, exhilarating and beautifully illustrated study of animal behaviour, exploring the key groups of animals that inhabit this planet and their survival strategies. From cold-blooded reptilian killers to the armoured invaders of the insect world, the long-distance migratory birds to predatory mammals and the sociable and intelligent primates, *Life* reveals animal behaviour as never described before.
By telling a series of unforgettable stories and focusing on intimate details, the book draws us into the biggest story of all – the many different ways animals and plants cope with the challenges of life and, ultimately, the survival of their species. We learn how fish can be the most caring of parents, how cuttlefish seduce with colour, how penguin chicks learn the hard way and how monkeys and apes teach their young to use tools. We discover some of the wonders of life, including dragons that wrestle, lizards that do cartwheels, toads that bounce, elephant shrews that run like greyhounds and birds that create art.
Narrated by David Attenborough and with never-before-filmed animal behaviour, breathtaking cinematography and emotional story telling, *Life* is BBC1’s landmark natural history programme for 2009, and this is the unmissable companion book. **

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Learning Tableau 2019

Create powerful data visualizations and unlock intelligent business insights with Tableau

Key Features

  • Explore all the latest Tableau 2019 features and redefine business analytics for your organization
  • Create impressive data visualizations and interactive dashboards to get insights from your data
  • Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business leverages data and makes decisions

    Book Description

    Tableau is the gold standard of business intelligence and visual analytics tools in every industry. It enables rapid data visualization and interpretation with charts, graphs, dashboards, and much more. Updated with the latest features of Tableau, this book takes you from the foundations of the Tableau 2019 paradigm through to advanced topics.

    This third edition of the bestselling guide by Tableau Zen Master, Joshua Milligan, will help you come to grips with updated features, such as set actions and transparent views. Beginning with…

  • Create powerful data visualizations and unlock intelligent business insights with Tableau

    Key Features

  • Explore all the latest Tableau 2019 features and redefine business analytics for your organization
  • Create impressive data visualizations and interactive dashboards to get insights from your data
  • Learn effective data storytelling to transform how your business leverages data and makes decisions

    Book Description

    Tableau is the gold standard of business intelligence and visual analytics tools in every industry. It enables rapid data visualization and interpretation with charts, graphs, dashboards, and much more. Updated with the latest features of Tableau, this book takes you from the foundations of the Tableau 2019 paradigm through to advanced topics.

    This third edition of the bestselling guide by Tableau Zen Master, Joshua Milligan, will help you come to grips with updated features, such as set actions and transparent views. Beginning with…

  • Only registered users can download this free product.

    Learning Python by Building Games

    **Explore modern game development and programming techniques to build games using Python and its popular libraries such as Pygame and PyOpenGL**
    #### Key Features
    * Learn game development and Python through a practical, example-driven approach
    * Discover a variety of game development techniques to build games that gradually increase in complexity
    * Leverage popular Python gaming libraries such as Pygame, PyOpenGL, Pymunk, and Pyglet

    #### Book Description
    A fun and interactive way to get started with the Python language and its libraries is by getting hands-on with game development.
    Learning Python by Building Games brings you the best of both worlds. The book will first introduce you to Python fundamentals, which you will then use to develop a basic game. You’ll gradually explore the different Python libraries best suited for game development such as Pygame, Pyglet, and PyOpenGL. From building game characters through to using 3D animation techniques, you’ll discover how to create an aesthetic game environment. In addition to this, you’ll focus on game physics to give your effects a realistic feel, complete with movements and collisions. The book will also cover how you can use particle systems to simulate phenomena such as an explosion or smoke. In later chapters, you will gain insights into object-oriented programming by modifying a snake game, along with exploring GUI programming to build a user interface with Python’s turtle module.
    By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with Python programming concepts and popular libraries, and have the confidence to build your own games
    #### What you will learn
    * Explore core Python concepts by understanding Python libraries
    * Build your first 2D game using Python scripting
    * Understand concepts such as decorators and properties in the Python ecosystem
    * Create animations and movements by building a Flappy Bird-like game
    * Design game objects and characters using Pygame, PyOpenGL, and Pymunk
    * Add intelligence to your gameplay by incorporating game artificial intelligence (AI) techniques using Python

    #### Who this book is for
    If you are completely new to Python or game programming and want to develop your programming skills, then this book is for you. The book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience of using Python and want to learn how to build exciting games.
    Downloading the example code for this ebook: You can download the example code files for this ebook on GitHub at the following link: . If you require support please email: [email protected]

    **Explore modern game development and programming techniques to build games using Python and its popular libraries such as Pygame and PyOpenGL**
    #### Key Features
    * Learn game development and Python through a practical, example-driven approach
    * Discover a variety of game development techniques to build games that gradually increase in complexity
    * Leverage popular Python gaming libraries such as Pygame, PyOpenGL, Pymunk, and Pyglet

    #### Book Description
    A fun and interactive way to get started with the Python language and its libraries is by getting hands-on with game development.
    Learning Python by Building Games brings you the best of both worlds. The book will first introduce you to Python fundamentals, which you will then use to develop a basic game. You’ll gradually explore the different Python libraries best suited for game development such as Pygame, Pyglet, and PyOpenGL. From building game characters through to using 3D animation techniques, you’ll discover how to create an aesthetic game environment. In addition to this, you’ll focus on game physics to give your effects a realistic feel, complete with movements and collisions. The book will also cover how you can use particle systems to simulate phenomena such as an explosion or smoke. In later chapters, you will gain insights into object-oriented programming by modifying a snake game, along with exploring GUI programming to build a user interface with Python’s turtle module.
    By the end of this book, you’ll be well-versed with Python programming concepts and popular libraries, and have the confidence to build your own games
    #### What you will learn
    * Explore core Python concepts by understanding Python libraries
    * Build your first 2D game using Python scripting
    * Understand concepts such as decorators and properties in the Python ecosystem
    * Create animations and movements by building a Flappy Bird-like game
    * Design game objects and characters using Pygame, PyOpenGL, and Pymunk
    * Add intelligence to your gameplay by incorporating game artificial intelligence (AI) techniques using Python

    #### Who this book is for
    If you are completely new to Python or game programming and want to develop your programming skills, then this book is for you. The book also acts as a refresher for those who already have experience of using Python and want to learn how to build exciting games.
    Downloading the example code for this ebook: You can download the example code files for this ebook on GitHub at the following link: . If you require support please email: [email protected]packt.com

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    Learn TypeScript 3 by Building Web Applications

    Learn TypeScript 3 by Building Web Applications is a practical guide which gives you hands-on experience with Typescript by guiding you to write multiple modern Web applications. While building these applications from scratch and enhancing them, you will learn the basics as well as advanced concepts of Typescript.

    Learn TypeScript 3 by Building Web Applications is a practical guide which gives you hands-on experience with Typescript by guiding you to write multiple modern Web applications. While building these applications from scratch and enhancing them, you will learn the basics as well as advanced concepts of Typescript.

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    Learn to Program with App Inventor

    Learn to build mobile apps for Android devices with MIT App Inventor, a visual drag-and-drop programming language like Scratch.
    You’ve swiped and tapped your way through countless apps, but have you ever created one? Now you can, thanks to Learn to Program with App Inventor. In less than an hour, you’ll be able to build and run your first app!
    App Inventor is a free software for making Android apps. All you need is a PC with an Internet connection to build your app, and a mobile phone for testing. You’ll use a simple drag-and-drop interface, which minimizes errors and avoids too much typing.
    A certified App Inventor Master Trainer, Logan breaks down each project into logical steps, lists the components you’ll need, and then shows you how to create screen designs, control program flow with conditionals and loops, and store data in variables and lists. Once you’ve tested the app on your phone, you can test what you learned with challenges at the end of each…

    Learn to build mobile apps for Android devices with MIT App Inventor, a visual drag-and-drop programming language like Scratch.
    You’ve swiped and tapped your way through countless apps, but have you ever created one? Now you can, thanks to Learn to Program with App Inventor. In less than an hour, you’ll be able to build and run your first app!
    App Inventor is a free software for making Android apps. All you need is a PC with an Internet connection to build your app, and a mobile phone for testing. You’ll use a simple drag-and-drop interface, which minimizes errors and avoids too much typing.
    A certified App Inventor Master Trainer, Logan breaks down each project into logical steps, lists the components you’ll need, and then shows you how to create screen designs, control program flow with conditionals and loops, and store data in variables and lists. Once you’ve tested the app on your phone, you can test what you learned with challenges at the end of each…

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    Learn RStudio IDE

    Discover how to use the popular RStudio IDE as a professional tool that includes code refactoring support, debugging, and Git version control integration. This book gives you a tour of RStudio and shows you how it helps you do exploratory data analysis; build data visualizations with ggplot; and create custom R packages and web-based interactive visualizations with Shiny. In addition, you will cover common data analysis tasks including importing data from diverse sources such as SAS files, CSV files, and JSON. You will map out the features in RStudio so that you will be able to customize RStudio to fit your own style of coding.
    Finally, you will see how to save a ton of time by adopting best practices and using packages to extend RStudio. *Learn RStudio IDE* is a quick, no-nonsense tutorial of RStudio that will give you a head start to develop the insights you need in your data science projects.
    **What You Will Learn**
    * Quickly, effectively, and productively use RStudio IDE for building data science applications
    * Install RStudio and program your first Hello World application
    * Adopt the RStudio workflow
    * Make your code reusable using RStudio
    * Use RStudio and Shiny for data visualization projects
    * Debug your code with RStudio
    * Import CSV, SPSS, SAS, JSON, and other data

    **Who This Book Is For**
    Programmers who want to start doing data science, but don’t know what tools to focus on to get up to speed quickly.

    Discover how to use the popular RStudio IDE as a professional tool that includes code refactoring support, debugging, and Git version control integration. This book gives you a tour of RStudio and shows you how it helps you do exploratory data analysis; build data visualizations with ggplot; and create custom R packages and web-based interactive visualizations with Shiny. In addition, you will cover common data analysis tasks including importing data from diverse sources such as SAS files, CSV files, and JSON. You will map out the features in RStudio so that you will be able to customize RStudio to fit your own style of coding.
    Finally, you will see how to save a ton of time by adopting best practices and using packages to extend RStudio. *Learn RStudio IDE* is a quick, no-nonsense tutorial of RStudio that will give you a head start to develop the insights you need in your data science projects.
    **What You Will Learn**
    * Quickly, effectively, and productively use RStudio IDE for building data science applications
    * Install RStudio and program your first Hello World application
    * Adopt the RStudio workflow
    * Make your code reusable using RStudio
    * Use RStudio and Shiny for data visualization projects
    * Debug your code with RStudio
    * Import CSV, SPSS, SAS, JSON, and other data

    **Who This Book Is For**
    Programmers who want to start doing data science, but don’t know what tools to focus on to get up to speed quickly.

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    Learn Java With Math

    There are many good Java programming books on the market, but it’s not easy to find one fit for a beginner. This book simplifies the complexity of Java programming and guides you through the journey to effectively work under the hood.
    You’ll start with the fundamentals of Java programming and review how it integrates with basic mathematical concepts through many practical examples. You’ll witness firsthand how Java can be a powerful tool or framework in your experimentation work.
    *Learn Java with Math* reveals how a strong math foundation is key to learning programming design. Using this as your motivation, you’ll be programming in Java in no time.
    **What You’ll Learn**
    * Explore Java basics
    * Program with Java using fun math-inspired examples
    * Work with Java variables and algorithms
    * Review I/O, loops, and control structures
    * Use projects such as the Wright brothers coin flip game

    **Who This Book Is For**
    Those new to programming and Java but have some background in mathematics and are at least comfortable with using a computer.

    There are many good Java programming books on the market, but it’s not easy to find one fit for a beginner. This book simplifies the complexity of Java programming and guides you through the journey to effectively work under the hood.
    You’ll start with the fundamentals of Java programming and review how it integrates with basic mathematical concepts through many practical examples. You’ll witness firsthand how Java can be a powerful tool or framework in your experimentation work.
    *Learn Java with Math* reveals how a strong math foundation is key to learning programming design. Using this as your motivation, you’ll be programming in Java in no time.
    **What You’ll Learn**
    * Explore Java basics
    * Program with Java using fun math-inspired examples
    * Work with Java variables and algorithms
    * Review I/O, loops, and control structures
    * Use projects such as the Wright brothers coin flip game

    **Who This Book Is For**
    Those new to programming and Java but have some background in mathematics and are at least comfortable with using a computer.

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    Learn CUDA Programming

    **Explore different GPU programming methods using libraries and directives, such as OpenACC, with extension to languages such as C, C++, and Python**
    #### Key Features
    * Learn parallel programming principles and practices and performance analysis in GPU computing
    * Get to grips with distributed multi GPU programming and other approaches to GPU programming
    * Understand how GPU acceleration in deep learning models can improve their performance

    #### Book Description
    Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) is NVIDIA’s GPU computing platform and application programming interface. It’s designed to work with programming languages such as C, C++, and Python. With CUDA, you can leverage a GPU’s parallel computing power for a range of high-performance computing applications in the fields of science, healthcare, and deep learning.
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    By the end of this CUDA book, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to integrate the power of GPU computing in your applications.
    #### What you will learn
    * Understand general GPU operations and programming patterns in CUDA
    * Uncover the difference between GPU programming and CPU programming
    * Analyze GPU application performance and implement optimization strategies
    * Explore GPU programming, profiling, and debugging tools
    * Grasp parallel programming algorithms and how to implement them
    * Scale GPU-accelerated applications with multi-GPU and multi-nodes
    * Delve into GPU programming platforms with accelerated libraries, Python, and OpenACC
    * Gain insights into deep learning accelerators in CNNs and RNNs using GPUs

    #### Who this book is for
    This beginner-level book is for programmers who want to delve into parallel computing, become part of the high-performance computing community and build modern applications. Basic C and C++ programming experience is assumed. For deep learning enthusiasts, this book covers Python InterOps, DL libraries, and practical examples on performance estimation.
    Downloading the example code for this ebook: You can download the example code files for this ebook on GitHub at the following link: . If you require support please email: [email protected]

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    * Learn parallel programming principles and practices and performance analysis in GPU computing
    * Get to grips with distributed multi GPU programming and other approaches to GPU programming
    * Understand how GPU acceleration in deep learning models can improve their performance

    #### Book Description
    Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) is NVIDIA’s GPU computing platform and application programming interface. It’s designed to work with programming languages such as C, C++, and Python. With CUDA, you can leverage a GPU’s parallel computing power for a range of high-performance computing applications in the fields of science, healthcare, and deep learning.
    Learn CUDA Programming will help you learn GPU parallel programming and understand its modern applications. In this book, you’ll discover CUDA programming approaches for modern GPU architectures. You’ll not only be guided through GPU features, tools, and APIs, you’ll also learn how to analyze performance with sample parallel programming algorithms. This book will help you optimize the performance of your apps by giving insights into CUDA programming platforms with various libraries, compiler directives (OpenACC), and other languages. As you progress, you’ll learn how additional computing power can be generated using multiple GPUs in a box or in multiple boxes. Finally, you’ll explore how CUDA accelerates deep learning algorithms, including convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and recurrent neural networks (RNNs).
    By the end of this CUDA book, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to integrate the power of GPU computing in your applications.
    #### What you will learn
    * Understand general GPU operations and programming patterns in CUDA
    * Uncover the difference between GPU programming and CPU programming
    * Analyze GPU application performance and implement optimization strategies
    * Explore GPU programming, profiling, and debugging tools
    * Grasp parallel programming algorithms and how to implement them
    * Scale GPU-accelerated applications with multi-GPU and multi-nodes
    * Delve into GPU programming platforms with accelerated libraries, Python, and OpenACC
    * Gain insights into deep learning accelerators in CNNs and RNNs using GPUs

    #### Who this book is for
    This beginner-level book is for programmers who want to delve into parallel computing, become part of the high-performance computing community and build modern applications. Basic C and C++ programming experience is assumed. For deep learning enthusiasts, this book covers Python InterOps, DL libraries, and practical examples on performance estimation.
    Downloading the example code for this ebook: You can download the example code files for this ebook on GitHub at the following link: . If you require support please email: [email protected]

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    Build practical applications of computer vision using the OpenCV library with Python. This book discusses different facets of computer vision such as image and object detection, tracking and motion analysis and their applications with examples. 
    The author starts with an introduction to computer vision followed by setting up OpenCV from scratch using Python. The next section discusses specialized image processing and segmentation and how images are stored and processed by a computer. This involves pattern recognition and image tagging using the OpenCV library. Next, you’ll work with object detection, video storage and interpretation, and human detection using OpenCV. Tracking and motion is also discussed in detail. The book also discusses creating complex deep learning models with CNN and RNN. The author finally concludes with recent applications and trends in computer vision.
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    Build practical applications of computer vision using the OpenCV library with Python. This book discusses different facets of computer vision such as image and object detection, tracking and motion analysis and their applications with examples. 
    The author starts with an introduction to computer vision followed by setting up OpenCV from scratch using Python. The next section discusses specialized image processing and segmentation and how images are stored and processed by a computer. This involves pattern recognition and image tagging using the OpenCV library. Next, you’ll work with object detection, video storage and interpretation, and human detection using OpenCV. Tracking and motion is also discussed in detail. The book also discusses creating complex deep learning models with CNN and RNN. The author finally concludes with recent applications and trends in computer vision.
    After reading this book, you will be able to understand and implement computer vision and its applications with OpenCV using Python. You will also be able to create deep learning models with CNN and RNN and understand how these cutting-edge deep learning architectures work.
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    * Discover the deep learning techniques required to build computer vision applications
    * Build complex computer vision applications using the latest techniques in OpenCV, Python, and NumPy
    * Create practical applications and implementations such as face detection and recognition, handwriting recognition, object detection, and tracking and motion analysis

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