The book is available in ebook and paperback editions.
Book DescriptionThe book is 128 pages, excluding end matter. It includes some figures, along with some example code. The writing style is different from the author's usual style, as most of the text involves a technical description of the Python code. There are some descriptions describing the behaviour of stock-flow consistent models which are less technical.
The sfc_models source code is available at: https://github.com/brianr747/SFC_models, or as a download from the Python Package Repository. The large examples discussed in the book are packaged with the source code.
The book has been released in both paperback and an ebook edition. The paperback is available at a number of online retailers; it may take several weeks for it to appear at some distributors. The ebook edition is currently only available for the Kindle (Amazon). The Kindle format has a fixed page layout that replicates the paperback, similar to reading a PDF file. (This means the ebook has some surprising features, such as intentionally blank pages.) Not all Kindle readers may support this format.
If the paperback edition is purchased from Amazon, you should be offered the option to get the Kindle edition as well for free. It may take a day or two for this feature to show up, as it takes time for their systems to link the two editions.
There were formatting problems discovered very late in the production process which have delayed the release of the ebook edition to other retailers (EPUB edition). The EPUB format that is accepted by other retailers features reflowing pages (like my previous ebooks). Reflowing pages are like web pages, in that they reformat according to the size of your viewing screen (very convenient for small reading devices). Unfortunately, this flexibility broke the Python code formatting in the example code. It is unclear when this will be fixed.
- Paperback ISBN 978-0-9947480-9-6
- Kindle ISBN 978-1-775167-0-0
- Why Python?
- Model Structure
- Equations and Their Solution
- Closed Economy Models
- Open Economy Models
- Extending the sfc_models Framework