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Subclassing in Python, Correlation Analysis 101, Reversion Python Lists and Beyond, And More

June 29, 2021

Subclassing in Python, Correlation Analysis 101, Reversion Python Lists and Beyond, And More
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Subclassing in Python Redux
Have you ever heard someone say that composition is better than inheritance? It’s an age-old conflict in object-oriented programming that’s been the impetus for numerous online debates. Author Hynek Schlawack, who describes himself as “firmly in the composition-over-inheritance camp” explains in this article how “Python is designed in a way that you can’t write idiomatic code without subclassing sometimes.”

Correlation Analysis 101 in Python
Correlation analysis is a useful part of exploratory data analysis. It can help you identify potential relationships between various features of your data. In this helpful guide, you’ll learn how to do correlation analysis in a pandas DataFrame. You’ll see how to display a correlation matrix as a heatmap and explore some guidelines for identifying when correlation might imply causation.
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Learn How to Scale Python with Dask
If you’ve taken your data skills from zero to one with PyData (e.g. Pandas, Scikit-Learn) then this two-day, interactive class will help you use larger data sets that won’t fit in memory and will help you distribute your workloads to accelerate your code with Dask. Limited seats. Register now →

Reverse Python Lists: Beyond .reverse() and reversed()
In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn about Python’s tools and techniques to work with lists in reverse order. You’ll also learn how to reverse your list by hand.

Python 3.9.6, 3.8.11, 3.7.11, and 3.6.14 Are Now Available

2021 Python Web Conference Videos Released
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CPython Internals: Paperback Now Available!
With CPython Internals: Your Guide to the Python 3 Interpreter, you’ll unlock the inner workings of the Python language, learn how to compile the Python interpreter from source code, and cover what you’ll need to know to confidently start contributing to CPython yourself.


Tkinter… Not Bad
Tkinter. Sometimes it seems like you either love it or hate it. While Tkinter doesn’t check all the boxes for every GUI, it definitely has its use cases. And the fact that it comes built into the Python standard library is a huge plus. This Reddit thread spreads some much-needed love for the library.

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Built-in Permission Classes in Django Rest Framework
Django REST Framework (DRF) is a full-featured framework built on top of Django for creating REST APIs. This article covers built-in permissions classes in DRF that you can use to restrict permissions on an API view. You’ll learn how to use each of the seven built-in classes, as well as how to restrict permissions globally or per object.
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A From-Scratch Tour of Bitcoin in Python
This in-depth article from Tesla’s head of AI shows you how to create, digitally sign, and broadcast a Bitcoin transaction in pure Python, from scratch, and with zero dependencies. Along the way, you’ll learn quite a bit about how Bitcoin works under the hood.

One API to Manage Transactional Messages From Your Python App: Email, SMS, Push, In-App, Slack
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Practicing Python With CSV Files and Extracting Values With filter()
Are you ready to practice your Python skills some more? There is a new set of practice problems prepared for you to tackle, and this time they’re based on working with CSV files. This week on the Real Python Podcast, David Amos is back, and he’s brought another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.

Measuring Memory Usage in Python: It’s Tricky!
Measuring memory usage in Python is tricky. In this article, you’ll learn a simplified yet informative model for how memory works. You’ll explore two memory-resident and allocated memory and how to measure them with Python. Finally, you’ll explore the tradeoffs between the two methods for measuring memory.

Functools: The Power of Higher-Order Functions in Python
The functools module is one of the “hidden gems” of the Python standard library. This article takes you on a tour of everything in functools. You’ll learn how to implement caching, function overloading, and a whole lot more.
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Python Inner Functions
In this step-by-step course, you’ll learn what inner functions are in Python, how to define them, and what their main use cases are.

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