Issue #568

BeeWare, Asyncio Overhead, Python & Julia, and More

March 14, 2023

BeeWare, Asyncio Overhead, Python & Julia, and More
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Sharing Your Python App Across Platforms With BeeWare
Are you interested in deploying your Python project everywhere? This week on the show, Russell Keith-Magee, founder and maintainer of the BeeWare project, returns. Russell shares recent updates to Briefcase, a tool that converts a Python application into native installers on macOS, Windows, Linux, and mobile devices.

Overhead of Python Asyncio Tasks
The Textual library uses a lot of asyncio tasks. In order to determine whether to spend time optimizing them, Will measured the cost of creating asyncio tasks. TLDR; optimize something else. This article also spawned a conversation on Hacker News.

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Julia and Python Better Together
Julia is a popular programming language among data scientists, but if you ever code in that space and miss some of the key Python libraries, this article is for you. Julia packages can wrap other languages, so you can have the best of both worlds.

Python 3.12.0 Alpha 6 Released

Django Developers Survey 2022 Results Available


Nearly 40% of Software Engineers Will Only Work Remotely

Articles & Tutorials

Predicting Wine Quality Using Chemical Properties
Alfredo discovered some datasets about wine quality including chemical properties and decided it was time to do some predictive model building. This article walks you through what he did with torch, sklearn, numpy, pandas, and seaborn to predict wine quality.

Are Those Numbers Realistic or Fake? Try Using Benford’s Law
How can you tell whether a set of figures is trustworthy? It’s not always simple, but Benford’s Law gives you one way to find out. There’s even a Python Package to help you check: randalyze.

The Best Way to Structure Your NoSQL Data Using Python
Data modeling can be challenging. The question that most often comes up is, “How do I structure my data?” The short answer: it depends. That’s why the Redis folks wrote a comprehensive e-book that goes through 8 different optimal scenarios and shows how to model them in Redis →

Building a ChatGPT-based Assistant With Python
This article demonstrates a workflow for integrating multiple AI services to perform speech-to-text (STT), natural language processing (NLP), and text-to-speech (TTS) using OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Whisper API’s in Python.
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How to Strangle Old Code Using Python Decorators
The “strangler pattern” is a way of simultaneously running old and replacement code to determine through live behavior whether the replacement works. This article shows you how to use decorators to help.

Deploying a Django App to Azure App Service
This tutorial looks at how to deploy a Django application to Azure App Service. Includes details on configuring your Django and what Azure services to use to get going quickly.

Python’s Mutable vs Immutable Types: What’s the Difference?
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how Python mutable and immutable data types work internally and how you can take advantage of mutability or immutability to power your code.

Formatting Gone Wrong
Your code formatter may have reformatted your API key. This can cause confusing errors. Read Kojo’s tale to learn what happened and how he figured it out.

De-Duplicating a List While Maintaining Order
There’s more than one way deduplicate an iterable in Python. Which approach you take will depend on whether you care about the order of your items.
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Python Assertions, or Checking if a Cat Is a Dog
The articles explains the rules of using assertions in Python, and when not to use them. Includes details on the __debug__ object.
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XKCD-style Plots in Python With Matplotlib
This short article shows how to add a twist to your matplotlib plots by styling them like the web-famous comic xkcd.
RODRIGO GIRÃO SERRÃO • Shared by Rodrigo Girão Serrão

Projects & Code

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Interact With ChatGPT Through a Single-File Python Script
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meerkat: Interactive Data Frames for Unstructured Data

sketch: AI Code-Writing Assistant for Pandas

replbuilder: Tool for Building Custom REPLs

pylyzer: A Fast Static Code Analyzer for Python

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