Issue #143

Black Friday

Nov. 28, 2014

Black Friday
2.7.9RC1, DjangoCon Europe, and much more.

Issue #143: Black Friday

Weekly dose of all things Python.
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Top 10 Python Idioms I Wish I Knew
Jump to articles section for actual article, but discussion is a good read too.
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Zipline is an event driven, Pythonic, algorithmic trading library. It attempts to be a close approximation of how live-trading systems operate.
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A Web-based, polyglot research platform. Beaker is a code notebook that allows you to analyze, visualize, and document data using multiple programming languages.
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A package that provides useful utilities to make it easier to run machine learning experiments with scikit-learn.
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Cool tool to send messages to Slack via the command line.
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Recommended Django Project Layout
Unsure on how to setup your Django project?
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Financial markets analysis framework for programmers.
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The Future of Asynchronous IO in Python
Real nice overview of common design patterns of the past and a look at the emergent patterns in Asynchronous IO in the future.
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Top 10 Python idioms I wish I'd learned earlier
A nice collection of Python idioms that are very nice to know! Check out the discussion section for further discussion of this post on reddit.
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How to quickly turn an IPython notebook into a blog post
Very cool and simple tip on how to turn your iPython Notebooks into blog posts.
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Understanding Bias And Variance Using Python
Informative article on how to detect bias and variance in Python models.
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Multiprocessing and Memory
Multiprocessing in Python doesn't get much HYPE. Here is a cool little post how it can be effective in a ton of spots.
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Migrating a Django app from MySQL to PostgreSQL
Nice little tutorial on migrating data between MySQL and PostgreSQL
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