Improve performance of Python programs
Apply parallelisation techniques using Python
Calculate numerical expressions efficiently in Python
Identify performance bottlenecks in Python programs
Develop higher performance extensions to Python
The Python programming language is popular in scientific computing because of the benefits it offers for fast code development. The performance of pure Python programs is often suboptimal, but there are ways to make them faster and more efficient.
On this course, you’ll find out how to identify performance bottlenecks, perform numerical computations efficiently, and extend Python with compiled code. You’ll learn various ways to optimise and parallelise Python programs, particularly in the context of scientific and high performance computing.
Performance challenges of Python programming language
Performance analysis of Python programs
Efficient numerical calculations with NumPy
Using compiled code with Python
Interfacing Python to libraries written in other programming languages
Parallel programming with Python
The course is designed for Python programmers who want to speed up their codes. You should be familiar with the basics of the Python programming language.