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SciPy and NumPy

by Eli Bressert

Are you new to SciPy and NumPy? Do you want to learn it quickly and easily through examples and a concise introduction? Then this is the book for you. You'll cut through the complexity of online documentation and discover how easily you can get up to speed with these Python libraries. Ideal for data analysts and scientists in any field, this overview shows you how to use NumPy for numerical processing, including array indexing, math operations, and loading and saving data. You'll learn how SciPy helps you work with advanced mathematical functions such as optimization, interpolation, integration, clustering, statistics, and other tools that take scientific programming to a whole new level. Discover why these tools are powerful enough for many of today's leading scientists and engineers. This book also introduces add-on SciKits packages that focus on advanced imaging algorithms and machine learning. All of the examples are provided as python scripts so you can explore and use the code to your liking.riety of SciPy statistical tools such as distributions and functions Learn SciPy's spatial and cluster analysis classes Save operation time and memory usage with sparse matrices Delve into scikits-image for advanced imaging capabilities, and scikits-learn for machine learning and data mining

Physics for Game Developers

by David M Bourg Bryan Bywalec

If you want to enrich your game's experience with physics-based realism, the expanded edition of this classic book details physics principles applicable to game development. You'll learn about collisions, explosions, sound, projectiles, and other effects used in games on Wii, PlayStation, Xbox, smartphones, and tablets. You'll also get a handle on how to take advantage of various sensors such as accelerometers and optical tracking devices. Authors David Bourg and Bryan Bywalec show you how to develop your own solutions to a variety of problems by providing technical background, formulas, and a few code examples. This updated book is indispensable whether you work alone or as part of a team. Refresh your knowledge of classical mechanics, including kinematics, force, kinetics, and collision response Explore rigid body dynamics, using real-time 2D and 3D simulations to handle rotation and inertia Apply concepts to real-world problems: model the behavior of boats, airplanes, cars, and sports balls Enhance your games with digital physics, using accelerometers, touch screens, GPS, optical tracking devices, and 3D displays Capture 3D sound effects with the OpenAL audio API

Mastering the World of Selling

by Eric Taylor David Riklan

Of the 17 million people in the U. S. who are involved directly or indirectly in sales, many repeatedly acknowledge facing four major challenges: No prior sales education or training Lack of formalized sales training, resources, and methodologies provided by their companies Due to the recession and downsizing era, lack of 12-18 month professional sales training for new hires provided by Fortune 500 companies A consistent struggle to keep their sales force, distributors, manufacturers reps and affiliates motivated and focused on effectively selling their products and services Mastering the World of Selling helps companies and entrepreneurs overcome these four major obstacles with candid advice and winning strategies from the leading sales trainers and training companies in the world: Acclivus*AchieveGlobal*Action Selling*Tony Allesandra*Brian Azar*Baker Communications, Inc. *Mike Bosworth*Ian Brodie*Ed Brodow*Mike Brooks*Bob Burg*Jim Cathcart*Robert Cialdini PhD*Communispond, Inc. *Tim Connor*CustomerCentric Selling*Dale Carnegie*Sam Deep*Bryan Dodge*Barry Farber*Jonathan Farrington*Jeffrey Fox*Colleen Francis*FranklinCovey Sales Performance Solutions*Thomas A. Freese*Patricia Fripp*Ari Galper*General Physics Corporation*Jeffrey Gitomer*Charles H. Green*Ford Harding*Holden International*Chet Holmes*Tom Hopkins*Huthwaite, Inc. *Imparta, Ltd. *InfoMentis, Inc. *Integrity Solutions*Janek Performance Group, Inc. *Tony Jeary*Dave Kahle*Ron Karr*Knowledge-Advantage, Inc. *Jill Konrath*Dave Kurlan*Ron LaVine*Kendra Lee*Ray Leone*Chris Lytle*Paul McCord*Mercuri International*Miller Heiman, Inc. *Anne Miller*Dr. Ivan Misner*Michael Macedonio*Sharon Drew Morgen*Napoleon Hill Foundation*Michael Oliver*Rick Page*Anthony Parinello*Michael Port*Porter Henry*Prime Resource Group, Inc. *Neil Rackham*Revenue Storm*Linda Richardson*Keith Rosen*Frank Rumbauskas*Sales Performance International, Inc. *Sandler Training*Dr. Tom Sant*Stephan Schiffman*Dan Seidman*Blair Singer*Terri Sjodin*Art Sobczak*Drew Stevens, PhD*STI International*The Brooks Group*The Friedman Group*The TAS Group*Brian Tracy*ValueSelling Associates*Wendy Weiss&*Jacques Werth*Floyd Wickman*Wilson Learning*Dirk Zeller*Tom Ziglar*Zig Ziglar

Technical Math

by Barry Schoenborn Bradley Simkins

Technical Math For Dummies is your one-stop, hands-on guide to acing the math courses you'll encounter as you work toward getting your degree, certification, or license in the skilled trades. You'll get easy-to-follow, plain-English guidance on mathematical formulas and methods that professionals use every day in the automotive, health, construction, licensed trades, maintenance, and other trades. You'll learn how to apply concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and their formulas related to occupational areas of study. Plus, you'll find out how to perform basic arithmetic operations and solve word problems as they're applied to specific trades. Maps to a course commonly required by vocational schools, community and technical college, or for certification in the skilled trades Covers the basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry Helps professionals keep pace with job demands Whether you're a student currently enrolled in a program or a professional who is already in the work force, Technical Math For Dummies gives you everything you need to improve your math skills and get ahead of the pack.

The Leader's Guide to Radical Management

by Null

A radical new management model for twenty-first century leaders Organizations today face a crisis. The crisis is of long standing and its signs are widespread. Most proposals for improving management address one element of the crisis at the expense of the others. The principles described by award-winning author Stephen Denning simultaneously inspire high productivity, continuous innovation, deep job satisfaction and client delight. Denning puts forward a fundamentally different approach to management, with seven inter-locking principles of continuous innovation: focusing the entire organization on delighting clients; working in self-organizing teams; operating in client-driven iterations; delivering value to clients with each iteration; fostering radical transparency; nurturing continuous self-improvement and communicating interactively. In sum, the principles comprise a new mental model of management. Author outlines the basic seven principles of continuous innovation The book describes more than seventy supporting practices Denning offers a rethinking of management from first principles This book is written by the author of The Secret Language of Leadership-a Financial Times Selection in Best Books of 2007.

Joining Forces

by Marks Philip H. Mitchell Lee Mirvis

If 75 percent of all mergers fail, what makes the other 25 percent succeed? Mergers, acquisitions, and alliances are more vital today than ever before in driving business success. This indispensible guide offers proven strategies and sound solutions to the multitude of integration issues that inevitably arise, and shows how to create a combined business that meets its strategic and financial objectives, competes better, and offers personal and organizational enhancements. Dubbed "merger mavens" by Fortune magazine, the authors report lessons learned from their experience in over 100 combinations. Executives, managers, and employees alike-in all industries and sectors-will find useful examples, strategies, and tools here. Praise for Joining Forces "This book will help both M&A veterans and those new to the game. The authorsprovide great insights into the human, cultural, organizational, and strategic factors that matter in M&A success. "-Richard Kovacevich, chairman and CEO emeritus, Wells Fargo & Co. "Don't commit to the merger or acquisition without them! I have personally witnessed how hard it is on everyone-employees, shareholders, communities, and especially executives-to work through an improperly managed merger. I have known Marks and Mirvis for almost twenty-five years and the only mistake our organization made was that we did not consult them soon enough. Their new book reflects unequalled experience and intellect. Don't merge, acquire, or be acquired without it!"-Michael R. Losey, CEO (emeritus), Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) "Joining Forces is a terrific resource for managers who want to understand thehuman dynamics of mergers and acquisitions, and a must-read for those who have to lead their companies through one. It is based on the latest research and providespractical insights and advice from authors who know M&A inside out. " -Edward E. Lawler III, Distinguished Professor of Business, Marshall School ofBusiness, University of Southern California

Ethics For Dummies

by Christopher Panza Adam Potthast

An easy-to-grasp guide to addressing the principles of ethics and applying them to daily lifeHow do you define "good" versus "evil?" Do you know the difference between moral "truth" and moral relativity? Whether or not you know Aristotle from Hume, Ethics For Dummies will get you comfortable with the centuries-old study of ethical philosophy quickly and effectively!Ethics For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that takes the headache out of the often-confusing subject of ethics. In plain English, it examines the controversial facets of ethical thought, explores the problem of evil, demystifies the writings and theories of such great thinkers through the ages as Aristotle, Confucius, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche, and so much more.Provides the tools to tackle and understand today's important questions and ethical dilemmasShows you how to apply the concepts and theories of ethical philosophy to your everyday lifeOther title by Panza: Existentialism For DummiesWhether you're currently enrolled in an ethics course or are interested in living a good life but are vexed with ethical complexities, Ethics For Dummies has you covered!

Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Susan Brittain Karen Manthey Julie Holetz

An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatch to decoding crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy-to-follow guide is all you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time! This revised edition contains completely new content, including fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques reflecting crocheting styles from around the world. Plus, it's packed with new and refreshed photos and line art throughout, along with step-by-step instructions that will easily guide you from your first stitch to your first sweater. A new section covering common crocheting mistakes and how to correct them Crocheting with eco-awareness: using organic yarns, as well as free trade and sustainably sourced fibers The best resources for purchasing supplies, as well as choosing and buying patterns Whether you're a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the skills, techniques, and confidence to crochet like a pro.

The Promise of Paradox

by Palmer Parker J.

First published in 1980-and reissued here with a feisty new introductory essay-The Promise of Paradox launched Parker J. Palmer's career as an author and his ongoing exploration of the contradictions that vex and enrich our lives. In this probing and heartfelt book, the distinguished writer, teacher, and activist examines some of the challenging questions at the core of Christian spirituality. How do we live with the apparent opposition between good and evil, scarcity and abundance, individuality and community, death and new life? We can hold them as paradoxes, not "either/ors," allowing them to open our minds and hearts to new ways of seeing and being.

Functional JavaScript

by Michael Fogus

While some web developers dismiss JavaScript as a flawed language, this succinct book shows you how to make the best of it by practicing a functional style of JavaScript programming. Written by Michael Fogus--a core contributor to Clojure and ClojureScript, and author of The Joy of Clojure (Manning)--this book is packed with not only the how of functional programming, but also the why. Each topic illustrated with pointed examples. You'll also get a thorough reference to the Underscore.js library and its idioms, including: Closures Applicative programming Laziness Immutability Higher-order functions Purity Combinators Currying and partial application

Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual Second Edition

by Peter Meyers

<p>Amazon&#8217;s Kindle Fire HD combines the most popular e-reader and tablet features in one sleek package, and with this entertaining guide, you&#8217;ll master everything the Fire has to offer. With loads of illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and savvy tips, you&#8217;ll learn how to manage your media library in the cloud, find the coolest apps, and make the most of your Kindle Fire experience&#8212;no matter which model you choose.</p>

Effective Akka

by Jamie Allen

This book will explain how to create Akka applications using best practices based on several years of experience with Actors. The content will be general enough that it would apply to actor-based and asynchronous applications on the whole, but the examples are shown in Akka using the Scala programming interface. The ideal audience are developers who are building systems with Akka and are looking for guidance with regards to patterns and how best to write code that is correct, debuggable and understandable in production.

Natural Language Annotation for Machine Learning

by James Pustejovsky Amber Stubbs

Create your own natural language training corpus for machine learning. Whether you're working with English, Chinese, or any other natural language, this hands-on book guides you through a proven annotation development cycle--the process of adding metadata to your training corpus to help ML algorithms work more efficiently. You don't need any programming or linguistics experience to get started. Using detailed examples at every step, you'll learn how the MATTER Annotation Development Process helps you Model, Annotate, Train, Test, Evaluate, and Revise your training corpus. You also get a complete walkthrough of a real-world annotation project. Define a clear annotation goal before collecting your dataset (corpus) Learn tools for analyzing the linguistic content of your corpus Build a model and specification for your annotation project Examine the different annotation formats, from basic XML to the Linguistic Annotation Framework Create a gold standard corpus that can be used to train and test ML algorithms Select the ML algorithms that will process your annotated data Evaluate the test results and revise your annotation task Learn how to use lightweight software for annotating texts and adjudicating the annotations This book is a perfect companion to O'Reilly's Natural Language Processing with Python.

RESTful Web APIs

by Leonard Richardson Sam Ruby Mike Amundsen

RESTful APIs make programming easy for users, but it can be tricky to map traditional APIs to REST expectations. While REST simplifies user expectations, getting the flow and granularity of data right remains a challenge. REST's popularity has led to tremendous growth in "almost REST" APIs, and grown demand for projects that evolve toward the hypermedia possibilities REST opens for data on the Web. This book shows readers how to get APIs as close as possible to optimum usability, focusing on solutions to common problems that cross a variety of domains. By combining the tools and expectations that the Web has already provided with complex data structures, developers will be able to create secure and powerful applications their customers will be happy to use.

Enterprise Data Workflows with Cascading

by Paco Nathan

Despite its growing use in the enterprise, building applications for Hadoop is notoriously difficult. But there is a solution. This hands-on book introduces you to Cascading, the framework that enables you to build powerful data processing applications on Hadoop without having to spend months learning the intricacies of MapReduce. Whether you're a developer, data scientist, or system/IT administrator, you'll quickly learn Cascading's streamlined approach to data processing, data filtering, and workflow optimization, using sample apps based on Java, Scala, and Clojure. Companies such as Etsy, Razorfish, TeleNav, and Twitter already use Cascading for mission-critical applications. This book shows you how this framework can help your organization extract meaningful information from large amounts of distributed data. Examine best practices for using data science in enterprise-scale apps Learn how to use workflows that reach beyond MapReduce to integrate other popular Big Data frameworks Quickly build and test applications with familiar constructs and reusable components, and instantly deploy them onto large clusters Easily discover, model, and analyze both unstructured and semi-structured data in any format and from any source Seamlessly move and scale application deployments from development to production, regardless of cluster location or data size

Programming Android

by G. Blake Meike Zigurd Mednieks Laird Dornin Masumi Nakamura

Get thoroughly up to speed on Android programming, and learn how to create up-to-date user experiences for both handsets and tablets. With this book's extensively revised second edition, you'll focus on Android tools and programming essentials, including best practices for using Android 4 APIs. If you're experienced with Java or Objective-C, you'll gain the knowledge necessary for building well-engineered applications. Programming Android is organized into four parts: Part One helps programmers with some Java or iOS experience get off to a fast start with the Android SDK and Android programming basics. Part Two delves into the Android framework, focusing on user interface and graphics class hierarchies, concurrency, and databases. It's a solid foundation for understanding of how the most important parts of an Android application work. Part Three features code skeletons and patterns for accelerating the development of apps that use web data and Android 4 user interface conventions and APIs. Part Four delivers practical coverage of Android's multimedia, search, location, sensor, and account APIs, plus the Native Development Kit, enabling developers to add advanced capabilities. This updated edition of Programming Android focuses on the knowledge and developer priorities that are essential for successful Android development projects.

Stem Cells For Dummies

by Meg Schneider Lawrence S.B. Goldstein

The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this controversial topic Stem Cell Research For Dummies offers a balanced, plain-English look at this politically charged topic, cutting away the hype and presenting the facts clearly for you, free from debate. It explains what stem cells are and what they do, the legalities of harvesting them and using them in research, the latest research findings from the U. S. and abroad, and the prospects for medical stem cell therapies in the short and long term. Explains the differences between adult stem cells and embryonic/umbilical cord stem cells Provides both sides of the political debate and the pros and cons of each side's opinions Includes medical success stories using stem cell therapy and its promise for the future Comprehensive and unbiased, Stem Cell Research For Dummies is the only guide you need to understand this volatile issue.

7Twelve

by Craig Israelsen

A proven way to put together a portfolio that enhances performance and reduces risk Professor Craig Israelsen of Brigham Young University is an important voice in the area of asset allocation. The reason? He keeps things simple. Now, in 7Twelve, he shows you how to do the same, and demonstrates how his approach to investing can help you grow your money as well as protect it. 7Twelve outlines a multi-asset balanced portfolio that is a logical starting point when assembling a portfolio-either as the blueprint for the entire portfolio or as a significant building block. Page by page, he will show you how to create a balanced portfolio utilizing multiple asset classes to enhance performance and reduce risk. Discusses how the 7Twelve portfolio includes seven core asset classes and utilizes twelve specific mutual funds or exchange traded funds Details the tax efficiency of this specific investment approach Shows you how to use the 7Twelve portfolio as a pre-retirement accumulation portfolio or a post-retirement distribution portfolio If you want to build a well-balanced, multi-asset portfolio, 7Twelve is the book for you.

The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook

by Ed Ponsi

A practical guide to trading the foreign exchange market The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook offers a visual approach to learning specific trading strategies and identifying profitable trading opportunities in the Forex arena. Page by page, it skillfully describes strategies for long-term trading, swing trading, and day trading in a clear, easy-to-understand manner. Written by the author of the hugely successful Forex Patterns and Probabilities, The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook takes the entire concept of Forex education to a new level. The author raises the bar with this ambitious work, presenting fresh new strategies and concepts. Ponsi uses clever analogies and comparisons to make his explanations crystal clear. With Ponsi as your "coach", the book employs sports analogies to show you, his players, the way to victory on the Forex playing field Strips away the mystery, showing exactly how successful Forex traders make money Explains complex financial concepts in ways that the average person can understand Provides not only useful information, but actionable information to the Forex trader The foreign exchange market is the most actively traded market in the world, and Ed Ponsi is world-renowned as one of the foremost educators in this field. With The Ed Ponsi Forex Playbook as your guide, you'll learn how to take advantage of the many opportunities found in the Forex arena.

When Free Markets Fail

by Scott Mccleskey

Authoritative guidance for navigating inevitable financial market regulation The reform of this country's financial regulation will be one of the most significant legislative programs in a generation. When Free Markets Fail: Saving the Market When It Can't Save Itself outlines everything you need to know to stay abreast of these changes. Written by Scott McCleskey, a Managing Editor at Complinet, the leading provider of risk and compliance solutions for the global financial services industry Looks at the intended result of these regulations so that institutions and individuals will have a greater understanding of the new regulatory environment Offers a realistic look at how these regulations will affect anyone who has a bank account, a car loan, a mortgage or a credit card Covers the reforms that have been enacted and looks forward to future reforms Both theoretical and practical in approach, When Free Markets Fail provides a strong overview of coming regulation laws with insightful analysis into various aspects not easily understood.

The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning

by Wick Calhoun W. Pollock Roy V. H. Andy Jefferson

Whether you?re an HR or OD professional or work in a training department, learn to apply the principles of follow-through management within your organization in the new edition of this bestselling resource. Incorporating new research on learning and learning transfer, along with new case studies, interviews, and tools, this edition shares guidelines, proven in practice by many Fortune 500 companies, on how to design comprehensive learning experiences in leadership and management, sales, quality, performance improvement, and professional certification. You?ll discover the theories and principles underlying the approach, as well as the practical methods, tools, and roadmaps for bridging the "knowing-doing" gap. Praise for the Second Edition of The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning: "No other book in the last decade has been more important for the workplace learning field. The second edition is even better, incorporating new wisdom learnedin the crucible of real-world practice. "?Will Thalheimer, Ph. D. , president, Work-Learning Research, Inc. "Simply put, this book is a critical read for anyone who wants to ensure that the time and money spent in development produces results. "? Teresa Roche, vice president and chief learning officer, Agilent Technologies "The Six Disciplines brings together many of the most important principles of corporate training in an easy-to-understand, highly visual format. Readers will find this book filled with examples, models, and practical tools you can use to create high-impact learning solutions in your own organization. "?Josh Bersin, president and chief executive officer, Bersin & Associates "Wick, Pollock, and Jefferson have a well-proven formula for moving learning from an academic exercise to business results. Their 6Ds offer all leaders specific and concrete things that they can do to turn learning into results. " ?Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and partner, The RBL Group "I introduced The Six Disciplines to GE's Global Learning Council and I am very glad that I did. The Six Disciplines gives us a common language and a common process that work very well in GE. "?Jayne Johnson, director, Global Leadership Development, General Electric "The 6Ds model provided a powerful framework for designing high-impact learning programs that helped to shape our approach to learning and to align our learning leaders across the organization. The second edition adds insights and tools that make this edition even more relevant, practical, and valuable. "?Robert Sachs, Ph. D. , vice president, Learning and Development, Kaiser-Permanente "Embracing the Six Disciplines has allowed us to develop truly innovative high-impact leadership programs that have changed the trajectory of our firm. "?Carol Bonett, vice president, leadership development officer, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC

Fires in the Mind

by Kathleen Cushman

Teens talk to adults about how they develop motivation and mastery Through the voices of students themselves, Fires in the Mind brings a game-changing question to teachers of adolescents: What does it take to get really good at something? Starting with what they already know and do well, teenagers from widely diverse backgrounds join a cutting-edge dialogue with adults about the development of mastery in and out of school. Their insights frame motivation, practice, and academic challenge in a new light that galvanizes more powerful learning for all. To put these students' ideas into practice, the book also includes practical tips for educators. Breaks new ground by bringing youth voices to a timely topic-motivation and mastery Includes worksheets, tips, and discussion guides that help put the book's ideas into practice Author has 18 previous books on adolescent learning and has written for the New York Times Magazine, Educational Leadership, and American Educator From the acclaimed author of Fires in the Bathroom, this is the next-step book that pushes the conversation to next level, as teenagers tackle the pressing challenges of motivation and mastery.

Information-Driven Business

by Robert Hillard

Information doesn't just provide a window on the business, increasingly it is the business. The global economy is moving from products to services which are described almost entirely electronically. Even those businesses that are traditionally associated with making things are less concerned with managing the manufacturing process (which is largely outsourced) than they are with maintaining their intellectual property. Information-Driven Business helps you to understand this change and find the value in your data. Hillard explains techniques that organizations can use and how businesses can apply them immediately. For example, simple changes to the way data is described will let staff support their customers much more quickly; and two simple measures let executives know whether they will be able to use the content of a database before it is even built. This book provides the foundation on which analytical and data rich organizations can be created. Innovative and revealing, this book provides a robust description of Information Management theory and how you can pragmatically apply it to real business problems, with almost instant benefits. Information-Driven Business comprehensively tackles the challenge of managing information, starting with why information has become important and how it is encoded, through to how to measure its use.

CSS and Documents

by Eric A. Meyer

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a powerful tool that transforms the presentation of a document or a collection of documents, and it's spread to nearly every corner of the Web--as well as many non-web environments. In this free introduction to Cascade Style Sheets, you'll learn how CSS makes it possible for you to completely change the way document elements are presented by a user agent. You'll discover the origins of this specification and how CSS styles work with HTML. Learn how you can choose style sheets based on the features of a given media type, including desktop screens, web-enabled phones, digital projectors, TVs, Braille devices, print documents, and even various audio renderings of a document. CSS and Documents is an excerpt from the forthcoming 4th edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide.

Perl Graphics Programming

by Shawn Wallace

Graphics programmers aren't the only ones who need to be proficient with graphics. Web and applications programmers know that a dull web page can be quickly transformed into one that's interesting and lively with the use of well-planned graphics. And fortunately, you don't need the skills of a fulltime graphics programmer to use graphics effectively. From access counters and log report graphs to scientific plots and on-the-fly animated GIFs, graphics scripting is within the grasp of most web programmers. Using open source software, like Perl, you have the power to dynamically generate graphics based on user input and activity, easily manipulate graphics content, and optimize graphics for compression and quality. Geared toward Perl users and webmasters, Perl Graphics Programming focuses on open-source scripting programs that manipulate graphics files for use on the Web. The book demystifies the manipulation of graphics formats for newcomers to the Web with a practical, resource-like approach. With this book you'll learn to:Generate dynamic web graphics with charts, tables, and buttons Automate graphics tasks (thumbnails and borders) Create dynamics web documents (PDF, Postscript) Produce rich Internet experiences with Flash and SVG You'll begin with a tour of the most common web graphic file formats--PNG, JPEG, GIF, SWF, SVG, Postscript and PDF--then you'll explore the most powerful tools and Perl modules available for manipulating these graphics, such as GD, PerlMagick, and GIMP. Included in this part of the book is a thorough description of the Ming module for creating on-the-fly Flash files. Next, a "cookbook" section includes practical, all purpose recipes: GIF animation, generating images within a dynamic application, communicating between SWF front-end and Perl back-end, XSLT transformations, compression, and much more. Perl programmers naturally turn to Perl to tackle whatever challenge they have at hand, and graphics programming is no exception. Perl Graphics Programming provides all the tools you need to begin programming and designing graphics for the Web immediately. This book will change how you think about generating and manipulating graphics for the Web.

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