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Core Python 3: The Numeric Tower, Conversion, and Operators

by Matt Harrison

This course will teach you about the numbers that are available in Python and how to implement math operators on your own classes.

What you'll learn

There are many reasons that you would need to use numbers or complex math in a software development scenario. For example, Python can be used to:

  • Quickly count currency
  • Calculate camera aperture
  • Create fractals
In this course, The Numeric Tower, Conversion, and Operators, you’ll learn how numbers work behind the scenes.

First, you’ll explore the built-in number types.
Next, you’ll discover how the operators work.
Finally, you’ll learn how to implement operators on your objects.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of numbers and protocols needed to leverage operators and custom classes.

About the author

Matt Harrison has been using Python since 2000. He runs MetaSnake, a Python and Data Science consultancy and corporate training shop. In the past, he has worked across the domains of search, build management and testing, business intelligence, and storage. He has presented and taught tutorials at conferences such as Strata, SciPy, SCALE, PyCON, and OSCON as well as local user conferences. He blogs at ```` and occasionally tweets useful Python related information at ``@__mharrison_... more

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