Cyrille Rossant

Writing the IPython Cookbook


My latest book was released a few weeks ago. This project has been one of the most challenging projects I've ever done, and not necessarily for the reasons I would have originally thought. Here is a little story of those fifteen months writing the IPython cookbook.

Big Data visualization with WebGL, part 1: Overview


In this post series, I'll talk about the big data visualization platform I'm currently developing with WebGL. I'll give in this first post the main motivations for this project. The next posts will contain the technical details.

IPython Cookbook released


My new book, IPython Interactive Computing and Visualization Cookbook, has just been released! A sequel to my previous beginner-level book on Python for data analysis, this new 500-page book is a complete advanced-level guide to Python for data science. The 100+ recipes cover not only interactive and high-performance computing topics, but also data science methods in statistics, data mining, machine learning, signal processing, image processing, network analysis, and mathematical modeling.

New blog


I finally took the time to update my Wordpress blog and make it static. Having a PHP-based website in 2014 felt archaic. The new site is generated with Pelican, a great Python-based static blog generator.

Why you should move to Python 3 – now


I started to learn Python in 2008. The same year, Python 3 was released. Yet, almost six years later, I'm still using Python 2. Like the vast majority of scientific Python programmers, apparently.

But now is the time for me to move to Python 3. You should too. Here's why.