Issue #390

Python 3.8 Released + What's New, PyPI Crossed 200k Packages, and More

Oct. 15, 2019

Python 3.8 Released + What's New, PyPI Crossed 200k Packages, and More
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CPython 3.8.0 Released
Assignment expressions, positional-only arguments, = specifier in f-strings, and more. Click the link for the full changelog and download links.
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Cool New Features in Python 3.8
What does Python 3.8 bring to the table? Learn about some of the biggest changes and see you how you can best make use of them.
REAL PYTHON

Join the Slack Team at the Spec Annual Developer Conference
Hear the latest product and tooling enhancements for builders of Slack apps. Learn best practices and apply them in hands-on workshops. Troubleshoot with Slack engineers, ask questions and give feedback to our product team. Enjoy or share 50% off registration with the code S19_ADMIN →
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Thousands of Scientific Papers May Be Invalid Due to Misunderstanding Python
Developers assumed that glob.glob() returns a sorted list of files, but it doesn’t. And this led to a number of statistical errors and data discrepancies in several published scientific papers.
MIKE DRISCOLL

The Python range() Function
In this step-by-step course, you’ll master the Python range() function, learn how its implementation differs in Python 3 vs 2, and see how you can use it to write faster and more Pythonic code.
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Meta-Programming in Python
“Meta-programming is an act of building functions and classes who can manipulate code by modifying, wrapping existing code or generating code.”
SAURABH KUKADE

Django 3.0 Beta 1 Released
See the release notes for a list of changes and new features.
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PyPy V7.2 Released
ARM aarch64 support, new JSON decoder, sandboxing makes a return, …
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Discussions


PyPI Just Crossed the 200,000 Packages Threshold! 🥳
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Python Jobs


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Articles & Tutorials


Binning Data With Pandas qcut And cut
Pandas qcut and cut are both used to bin continuous values into discrete buckets or bins. This article explains the differences between the two commands and how to use each.
CHRIS MOFFITT

Emacs: The Best Python Editor?
Learn about using Emacs for Python development. You’ll install and configure Emacs on your selected platform, then write Python code to explore its capabilities. Finally, you’ll run, test, and debug Python code in the Emacs environment.
REAL PYTHON

Python Developers Are in Demand on Vettery
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How to Read SAS Files in Python With Pandas
Learn how to read SAS (.sas7bdat) files in Python, and how to write a SAS file to CSV using Pandas and pyreadstat.
ERIK MARSJA

Python Is Not a Great Programming Language
Related discussion/rebuttal on Hacker News.
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Top Three Mistakes With K-Means Clustering During Data Analysis
OLEG ŻERO

VS Code Adds Native Editing of Jupyter Notebooks
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Big-O Notation With Python Examples
BRANDON SKERRITT


Projects & Code


systemd-logging: Simplifies Logging for systemd
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PyperCard: HyperCard-Inspired GUI Framework
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inspectortiger: Python Code Review Tool / Framework
GITHUB.COM/THG-CONSULTING

Utility for Converting Curl Syntax to Python
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daudin: A Python Command-Line Shell
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django-admin-autocomplete-list-filter: Ajax Autocomplete List Filter for Django Admin
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⋅ PyCode Conference 2019 October 14 to October 17, 2019

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⋅ Python Brasil 2019 October 23 to October 29, 2019
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