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Automating Excel, Tracing the Python GIL, Python for Non-Developers, and More

Jan. 19, 2021

Automating Excel, Tracing the Python GIL, Python for Non-Developers, and More
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Automating Excel File Creation and Distribution With Pandas And Outlook
See how a little bit of Python can go a long way to automating manual processes and save businesses valuable time.
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Tracing the Python GIL
Learn how to trace and visualize the GIL, how the GIL affects performance, and how you use this information to write higher performance Python code.
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That XOR Trick
Is the exclusive or (XOR) operator something you have in your programming toolit? Learn how it works and how to use it to solve some common interview questions.
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Introduction to Sorting Algorithms in Python
In this course, you’ll learn all about five different sorting algorithms in Python from both a theoretical and a practical standpoint. You’ll also learn several related and important concepts, including Big O notation and recursion.
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Django 3.2 Alpha 1 Released
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Discussions


Double Precision Is Different in Different Languages
Representing numbers on a computer can be challenging. Understanding how representations get printed is also a challenge!
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Python Changed the Way I Think
Has learning to code influenced how you think about other things in your life?
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Non-Developers Guide to the Python Programming Language
How would you introduce Python to someone who has never coded before and has little technical background? This beginner’s tutorial is written to be accessible by everyone, not just developers.
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Stellar Chart, a Type of Chart to Be on Your Radar
Stellar charts are an alternative to radar charts and are useful for showing characteristics of a profile (such as a tennis player’s statistics) in an eye-catching and easy-to-understand way. Learn how to create these charts in Matplotlib so you can add them to your data visualization repertoire.
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Automatically Find and Fix Python Vulnerabilities
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Sentiment Analysis: First Steps With Python’s NLTK Library
Learn how to work with Python’s Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) to process and analyze text. You’ll also learn how to perform sentiment analysis with built-in as well as custom classifiers!
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How to Analyze Volume Profiles With Python
Learn how to analyze volume profiles, a tool used in market analysis and algorithmic trading. While the article is focused on trading assets, the statistical analysis is applicable to a wide range of applications.
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Best Practices for Orchestrating Python and R Code in ML Projects [2017]
The future of data science isn’t Python or R. It’s probably Python and R. Learn about some best practices for integrating both languages in thee same data science project.
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Adding Social Authentication to Django
Learn how to add social authentication to Django applications using the Django Allauth library.
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Python: Update All Packages With pip-review
Keeping track of Python dependencies and updates can be tricky. The pip-review tool automates a lot of this process in a convenient command-line interface.
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Make Your First Python Game: Rock, Paper, Scissors!
Learn to program rock paper scissors in Python from scratch. You’ll learn how to take in user input, make the computer choose a random action, determine a winner, and split your code into functions.
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