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Matplotlib for Python Developers

Leverage the power of Matplotlib to visualize and understand your data more effectively
Key Features

* Perform effective data visualization with Matplotlib and get actionable insights from your data

* Design attractive graphs, charts, and 2D plots, and deploy them to the web

* Get the most out of Matplotlib in this practical guide with updated code and examples

Book Description

Python is a general-purpose programming language increasingly being used for data analysis and visualization. Matplotlib is a popular data visualization package in Python used to design effective plots and graphs. This is a practical, hands-on resource to help you visualize data with Python using the Matplotlib library.

Matplotlib for Python Developers, Second Edition shows you how to create attractive graphs, charts, and plots using Matplotlib. You will also get a quick introduction to third-party packages, Seaborn, Pandas, Basemap, and Geopandas, and learn how to use them with Matplotlib. After that, you’ll embed and customize your plots in third-party tools such as GTK+3, Qt 5, and wxWidgets. You’ll also be able to tweak the look and feel of your visualization with the help of practical examples provided in this book. Further on, you’ll explore Matplotlib 2.1.x on the web, from a cloud-based platform using third-party packages such as Django. Finally, you will integrate interactive, real-time visualization techniques into your current workflow with the help of practical real-world examples.

By the end of this book, you’ll be thoroughly comfortable with using the popular Python data visualization library Matplotlib 2.1.x and leveraging its power to build attractive, insightful, and powerful visualizations.
What you will learn

* Create 2D and 3D static plots such as bar charts, heat maps, and scatter plots

* Get acquainted with GTK+3, Qt5, and wxWidgets to understand the UI backend of Matplotlib

* Develop advanced static plots with third-party packages such as Pandas, GeoPandas, and Seaborn

* Create interactive plots with real-time updates

* Develop web-based, Matplotlib-powered graph visualizations with third-party packages such as Django

* Write data visualization code that is readily expandable on the cloud platform

Who this book is for

This book is essentially for anyone who wants to create intuitive data visualizations using the Matplotlib library. If you’re a data scientist or analyst and wish to create attractive visualizations using Python, you’ll find this book useful. Some knowledge of Python programming is all you need to get started.

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The Mating of Michael

“Sex in Seattle: Book Three ”
Everyone admires Michael Lamont for being a nurse, but his part-time work as a gay sex surrogate not only raises eyebrows, it’s cost him relationships. Michael is small, beautiful, and dedicated to working with people who need him. But what he really wants is a love of his own. He spends most of his time reading science fiction, especially books written by his favorite author and long-time crush, the mysteriously reclusive J.C. Guise.
James Gallway s life is slowly but inexorably sliding downhill. He wrote a best-selling science fiction novel at the tender age of eighteen, while bedridden with complications of polio. But by twenty-eight, he’s lost his inspiration and his will to live. His sales from his J.C. Guise books have been in decline for years. Wheelchair bound, James has isolated himself, convinced he is unlovable. When he is forced to do a book signing and meets Michael Lamont, he can t believe a guy who looks like Michael could be interested in a man like him.
Michael and James are made for each other. But they must let go of stubbornness to see that life finds a way and love has no limitations. ”
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Mating in Captivity

When you love someone, how does it feel? And when you desire someone, how is it different? In Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel looks at the story of sex in committed couples. Modern romance promises it all – a lifetime of togetherness, intimacy and erotic desire. In reality, it’s hard to want what you already have. Our quest for secure love conflicts with our pursuit of passion. And often, the very thing that got us to into our relationships – lust – is the one thing that goes missing from them. Determined to reconcile the erotic and the domestic, Perel explains why democracy is a passion killer in the bedroom. Argues for playfulness, distance, and uncertainty. And shows what it takes to bring lust home. Smart, sexy and explosively original, Mating in Captivity is the monogamist’s essential bedside read.
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Math with Bad Drawings

In MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS, Ben Orlin answers math’s three big questions: Why do I need to learn this? When am I ever going to use it? Why is it so hard? The answers come in various forms-cartoons, drawings, jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Eschewing the tired old curriculum that begins in the wading pool of addition and subtraction and progresses to the shark infested waters of calculus (AKA the Great Weed Out Course), Orlin instead shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a new game of Tic-Tac-Toe, how to understand an economic crisis by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical reason why you should never buy a second lottery ticket. Every example in the book is illustrated with his trademark bad drawings, which convey both his humor and his message with perfect pitch and clarity. Organized by unconventional but compelling topics such as Statistics: The Fine Art of Honest Lying, Design: The Geometry of Stuff That Works, and Probability: The Mathematics of Maybe, MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS is a perfect read for fans of illustrated popular science.
**Recensie(s)**

The book is a more polished, extensive discussion of the concepts that pepper Orlin’s blog, featuring his trademark caustic wit, a refreshingly breezy conversational tone, and of course, lots and lots of bad drawings. It’s a great, entertaining read for neophytes and math fans alike because Orlin excels at finding novel ways to connect the math to real-world problems-or in the case of the Death Star, to problems in fictional worlds. –Ars Technica MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS is a gloriously goofy word-number-and-cartoon fest that drags math out of the classroom and into the sunlight where it belongs. Great for your friend who thinks they hate math – actually, great for everyone! –Jordan Ellenberg, author of How Not To Be Wrong Orlin’s ability to masterfully convey interesting and complex mathematical ideas through the whimsy of drawings (that, contrary to the suggestion of the title, are actually not that bad) is unparalleled. This is a great work showing the beauty of mathematics as it relates to our world. This is a must read for anyone who ever thought math isn’t fun, or doesn’t apply to the world we live in! –John Urschel, mathematician named to Forbes(R) 30 Under 30 list of outstanding young scientists and former NFL player Illuminating, inspiring, and hilarious, Math with Bad Drawings is everything you wanted to learn in class but never thought to ask. A joyful romp through mathematics and all its wisdom. –Bianca Bosker, author of the New York Times-bestselling Cork Dork Ben Orlin is terribly bad at drawing. Luckily he’s also fantastically clever and charming. His talents have added up to the most glorious, warm, and witty illustrated guide to the irresistible appeal of mathematics. –Hannah Fry, mathematician, University College London and BBC presenter Brilliant, wide ranging, and irreverent, Math with Bad Drawings adds ha ha to aha. It’ll make you smile – plus it might just make you smarter and wiser. –Steven Strogatz, Professor of Mathematics, Cornell University, author of The Joy of x
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Mated in Mist

The Talon Pack continues with an outcast witch and a wolf who can see past the darkness.
As Heir to the Talon Pack, Ryder Brentwood carries the responsibility of not only protecting his Pack, but ensuring its future. Only no one knows that as he does this, he must also shield his people from their past. When a witch with no ties bursts into his life, he must decide if he can overcome the depravity of his secrets and trust the one person who could break the fragile hold on his control.
Grieving over the loss of her twin and on the run from the unknown, Leah Helm knows she is far more alone than she thought possible. Her coven shunned her before she was born and the wolves she sought protection with are in a war of their own. When a wolf with a whisper of secrets is forced to work with her in order to protect their people, she finds she might not be so alone after all.
The world knows more than they ever have before about those shrouded in darkness, while Ryder and Leah are thrust into the center of a conflict they never should have been part of to begin with. On their journey they must not only fight those against them, but the burning temptation that is flaring between them. Fate might have paved their path, but that doesn’t mean they have to follow.
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### From the Author
**Talon Pack Reading Order**
Book 1: Tattered Loyalties 
Book 2: An Alpha’s Choice 
Book 3: Mated in Mist
Book 4: Wolf Betrayed 
Book 5: Fractured Silence 
Book 6: Destiny Disgraced 
Book 7: Eternal Mourning 
Book 8: Strength Enduring
Book 9: Forever Broken 
*The Talon Pack is a spin off of the Redwood Pack series and is set in the same world only thirty years later. *
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A Matchless Man

Lexington Lovers

None of the matches caught his eye as much as the matchmaker himself.

Growing up poorer than poor didn’t leave Navashen Bhattathiri many options for life outside of school. All of his concentration was on keeping his scholarships. Sixteen years later, he’s fulfilled his dream and become a doctor. Now he’s returning home to Lexington and is ready to prove himself to the world. In doing so, he reconnects with Brent Carpenter—high school classmate, real estate agent, all-around great guy… and closet matchmaker.

Brent makes it his mission to help Navashen develop a social life and meet available, interesting men. Unfortunately Navashen’s schedule is unpredictable, and few of those available, interesting men value his dedication like Brent does. Brent’s unfailing friendship and support convince Navashen he’s the one, but can he capture Brent’s heart when the matchmaker is focused on finding Navashen another man?

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The Matarese Circle

SUMMARY: Only two rival spies—and one mysterious woman—can stop them: Scofield, CIA, and Talaniekov, KGB. They share a genius for espionage—and a life of terror and explosive violence. Sworn enemies, they have vowed to terminate each other—yet now they must become allies. Because only they possess the brutal skills and ice-cold nerves vital to destroy an international circle of killers, the Matarese.

Masters of Sex

Now a New Showtime Original SeriesShowtime’s dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche.

Mastering SVG

**Take the plunge and develop cross-browser-compatible and responsive web designs with SVG**
#### Key Features
* Master the art of custom animations and visualizations with SVG, CSS, and JavaScript
* Combine SVG with third-party libraries and frameworks such as React, JQuery, D3, and Snap.svg for GUI-rich apps
* Create an awesome user experience with high-performance graphics for your web applications
#### Book Description
SVG is the most powerful image format in use on the web. In addition to producing resolution-independent images for today’s multi-device world, SVG allows you to create animations and visualizations to add to your sites and applications. The simplicity of cross-platform markup, mixed with familiar modern web languages, such as CSS and JavaScript, creates a winning combination for designers and developers alike.
In this book, you will learn how to author an SVG document using common SVG features, such as elements and attributes, and serve SVG on the web using simple configuration tips for common web servers. You will also use SVG elements and images in HTML documents.
Further, you will use SVG images for a variety of common tasks, such as manipulating SVG elements, adding animations using CSS, mastering the basic JavaScript SVG (API) using Document Object Model (DOM) methods, and interfacing SVG with common libraries and frameworks, such as React, jQuery, and Angular.
You will then build an understanding of the Snap.svg and SVG.js APIs, along with the basics of D3, and take a look at how to implement interesting visualizations using the library. By the end of the book, you will have mastered creating animations with SVG.
#### What you will learn
* Deliver the elements that make up an SVG image
* Replace your old CSS sprites with SVG
* Understand animation and data visualization with SVG are explained in pure JavaScript and using common libraries
* Use SVG to scale images across multiple devices easily
* Harness the power of CSS animations and transformations to manipulate your SVG images in a replicable, remixable way
* Interface SVG with common libraries and frameworks, such as jQuery, React, and Angular
#### Who this book is for
This book is for web developers and designers looking to add animation to their projects. Some experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is required.

Mastering Solidworks

The complete SolidWorks reference-tutorial for beginner to advanced techniques

Mastering SolidWorks is the reference-tutorial for all users. Packed with step-by-step instructions, video tutorials for over 40 chapters, and coverage of little-known techniques, this book takes you from novice to power user with clear instruction that goes beyond the basics. Fundamental techniques are detailed with real-world examples for hands-on learning, and the companion website provides tutorial files for all exercises. Even veteran users will find value in new techniques that make familiar tasks faster, easier, and more organized, including advanced file management tools that simplify and streamline pre-flight checks.

SolidWorks is the leading 3D CAD program, and is an essential tool for engineers, mechanical designers, industrial designers, and drafters around the world. User friendly features such as drag-and-drop, point-and-click, and cut-and-paste tools belie the software’s powerful capabilities that can help you create cleaner, more precise, more polished designs in a fraction of the time. This book is the comprehensive reference every SolidWorks user needs, with tutorials, background, and more for beginner to advanced techniques.

* Get a grasp on fundamental SolidWorks 2D and 3D tasks using realistic examples with text-based tutorials

* Delve into advanced functionality and capabilities not commonly covered by how-to guides

* Incorporate improved search, Pack-and-Go and other file management tools into your workflow

* Adopt best practices and exclusive techniques you won’t find anywhere else

Work through this book beginning-to-end as a complete SolidWorks course, or dip in as needed to learn new techniques and time-saving tricks on-demand. Organized for efficiency and designed for practicality, these tips will remain useful at any stage of expertise. With exclusive coverage and informative detail, Mastering SolidWorks is the tutorial-reference for users at every level of expertise.

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Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming

Mastering ROS for Robotics Programming by Lentin Joseph
**Design, build and simulate complex robots using Robot Operating System and master its out-of-the-box functionalities**
## About This Book
* Develop complex robotic applications using ROS for interfacing robot manipulators and mobile robots with the help of high end robotic sensors
* Gain insights into autonomous navigation in mobile robot and motion planning in robot manipulators
* Discover the best practices and troubleshooting solutions everyone needs when working on ROS
## Who This Book Is For
If you are a robotics enthusiast or researcher who wants to learn more about building robot applications using ROS, this book is for you. In order to learn from this book, you should have a basic knowledge of ROS, GNU/Linux, and C++ programming concepts. The book will also be good for programmers who want to explore the advanced features of ROS.
## What You Will Learn
* Create a robot model of a Seven-DOF robotic arm and a differential wheeled mobile robot
* Work with motion planning of a Seven-DOF arm using MoveIt!
* Implement autonomous navigation in differential drive robots using SLAM and AMCL packages in ROS
* Dig deep into the ROS Pluginlib, ROS nodelets, and Gazebo plugins
* Interface I/O boards such as Arduino, Robot sensors, and High end actuators with ROS
* Simulation and motion planning of ABB and Universal arm using ROS Industrial
* Explore the ROS framework using its latest version
## In Detail
The area of robotics is gaining huge momentum among corporate people, researchers, hobbyists, and students. The major challenge in robotics is its controlling software. The Robot Operating System (ROS) is a modular software platform to develop generic robotic applications.
This book discusses the advanced concepts in robotics and how to program using ROS. It starts with deep overview of the ROS framework, which will give you a clear idea of how ROS really works. During the course of the book, you will learn how to build models of complex robots, and simulate and interface the robot using the ROS MoveIt motion planning library and ROS navigation stacks.
After discussing robot manipulation and navigation in robots, you will get to grips with the interfacing I/O boards, sensors, and actuators of ROS. One of the essential ingredients of robots are vision sensors, and an entire chapter is dedicated to the vision sensor, its interfacing in ROS, and its programming.
You will discuss the hardware interfacing and simulation of complex robot to ROS and ROS Industrial (Package used for interfacing industrial robots).
Finally, you will get to know the best practices to follow when programming using ROS.
## Style and approach
This is a simplified guide to help you learn and master advanced topics in ROS using hands-on examples.

Mastering Numerical Computing With NumPy

**Enhance the power of NumPy and start boosting your scientific computing capabilities**
#### Key Features
* Grasp all aspects of numerical computing and understand NumPy
* Explore examples to learn exploratory data analysis (EDA), regression, and clustering
* Access NumPy libraries and use performance benchmarking to select the right tool
#### Book Description
NumPy is one of the most important scientific computing libraries available for Python. Mastering Numerical Computing with NumPy teaches you how to achieve expert level competency to perform complex operations, with in-depth coverage of advanced concepts.
Beginning with NumPy’s arrays and functions, you will familiarize yourself with linear algebra concepts to perform vector and matrix math operations. You will thoroughly understand and practice data processing, exploratory data analysis (EDA), and predictive modeling. You will then move on to working on practical examples which will teach you how to use NumPy statistics in order to explore US housing data and develop a predictive model using simple and multiple linear regression techniques. Once you have got to grips with the basics, you will explore unsupervised learning and clustering algorithms, followed by understanding how to write better NumPy code while keeping advanced considerations in mind. The book also demonstrates the use of different high-performance numerical computing libraries and their relationship with NumPy. You will study how to benchmark the performance of different configurations and choose the best for your system.
By the end of this book, you will have become an expert in handling and performing complex data manipulations.
#### What you will learn
* Perform vector and matrix operations using NumPy
* Perform exploratory data analysis (EDA) on US housing data
* Develop a predictive model using simple and multiple linear regression
* Understand unsupervised learning and clustering algorithms with practical use cases
* Write better NumPy code and implement the algorithms from scratch
* Perform benchmark tests to choose the best configuration for your system
#### Who this book is for
Mastering Numerical Computing with NumPy is for you if you are a Python programmer, data analyst, data engineer, or a data science enthusiast, who wants to master the intricacies of NumPy and build solutions for your numeric and scientific computational problems. You are expected to have familiarity with mathematics to get the most out of this book.

Mastering Modern Linux

Praise for the First Edition:
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*”This outstanding book … gives the reader robust concepts and implementable knowledge of this environment. Graphical user interface (GUI)-based users and developers do not get short shrift, despite the command-line interface’s (CLI) full-power treatment. … Every programmer should read the introduction’s Unix/Linux philosophy section. … This authoritative and exceptionally well-constructed book has my highest recommendation. It will repay careful and recursive study.*”
–Computing Reviews, August 2011
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**Mastering Modern Linux, Second Edition **retains much of the good material from the previous edition, with extensive updates and new topics added. The book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to Linux concepts, usage, and programming. The text helps the reader master Linux with a well-selected set of topics, and encourages hands-on practice.
The first part of the textbook covers interactive use of Linux via the *Graphical User Interface *(GUI) and the *Command-Line Interface *(CLI), including comprehensive treatment* *of the Gnome desktop and the Bash Shell. Using different apps, commands and filters, building pipelines, and matching patterns with regular expressions are major focuses.
Next comes Bash scripting, file system structure, organization, and usage. The following chapters present networking, the Internet and the Web, data encryption, basic system admin, as well as Web hosting. The Linux Apache MySQL/MariaDB PHP (LAMP) Web hosting combination is also presented in depth.
In the last part of the book, attention is turned to C-level programming. Topics covered include the
C compiler, preprocessor, debugger, I/O, file manipulation, process control, inter-process communication, and networking.
The book includes many examples and complete programs ready to download and run. A summary and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty can be found at the end of each chapter. A companion website (http://mml.sofpower.com) provides appendices, information updates, an example code package, and other resources for instructors, as well as students.
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Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Faces

Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Faces is an excerpt from Mastering Manga With Mark Crilley. True manga style is about more than big eyed characters, but Mark’s lessons ensure that you can get them right, whether the character is facing you straight on, at an angle, or in profile. With lessons on hair styles for boys and girls, and different expressions, you’ll get everything you need to know to begin drawing perfectly proportioned manga faces right away.

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Mastering Manga with Mark Crilley

It’s THE book on manga from YouTube’s most popular art instruction Guru!

There’s more to manga than big, shiny eyes and funky hair. In these action-packed pages, graphic novelist Mark Crilley shows you step-by-step how to achieve an authentic manga style-from drawing faces and figures to laying out awesome, high-drama spreads. You’ll learn how a few basic lines will help you place facial features in their proper locations and simple tricks for getting body proportions right. Plus, you’ll find inspiration for infusing your work with expression, attitude and action.

This is the book fans have been requesting for years, packed with expert tips on everything from hairstyles and clothing to word bubbles and sound effects, delivered in the same friendly, easy-to-follow style that has made Mark Crilley one of the ”25 Most Subscribed to Gurus on YouTube.” Take this opportunity to turn the characters and stories in your head into professional-quality art on the page!

Packed with everything you need to make your first (or your best-ever) manga stories!

* 30 step-by-step demonstrations showing how to draw faces and figures for a variety of ages and body types

* Inspirational galleries featuring 101 eyes, 50 ways to draw hands, 40 hairstyles, 12 common expressions, 30 classic poses and more!

* Tutorials to create a variety of realistic settings

* Advanced lessons on backgrounds, inking, sequencing and layout options

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Mastering Manga 2: Level Up With Mark Crilley

Level UP and master more manga with YouTube’s most popular art instructor, Mark Crilley! It’s here!
The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling *Mastering Manga* provides everything you need, regardless of your skill-level, to learn how to draw manga like a pro.
Graphic novelist and YouTube’s most popular art instructor Mark Crilley is back to lead you on your artistic journey. No matter what your experience, *Mastering Manga 2* will have you creating manga in no time. You’ll master the basics of facial and body proportions as your drawing skills increase to the next level. Clear and easy step-by-step instruction will walk you through the mechanics of how to draw manga. You’ll learn to create characters in diverse settings and scenes, as well as a variety of styles. Lessons on background and perspective will help you pull it all together into a full manga story panel.
More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations!
**Proportion.** Learn to draw all types of bodies, faces, ages and ethnicities in profile, from behind, and more, including how to turn a full-sized character into an adorable chibi.
**Clothing and body language.** Reveal your character’s personality through hairstyles, expressions, clothing styles and accessories.
**Useful poses.** Tweak 16 classic manga poses to make them your own, or follow along with specific step-by-step demonstrations on drawing characters sitting, fighting, kissing and more.
**Environments.** Create all types of habitats and moods using forest elements, rain, and the effects of water and weather.
**Anatomy of a manga panel.** Learn how to choose the correct composition, background, depth and balance to create the most effective panel layout for your story.
Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!