John Strickler Articles

January 15, 2016 in Python

The Many Faces of Python (And How to Manage Them)

What is Python? You probably know it’s a programming language. But is Python a program? A language? An ecosystem? It’s all of these and more. What is the actual software that lets us create such useful scripts, modules, packages, and frameworks?

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May 19, 2015 in Python

Pyparseltongue: Parsing Text with Pyparsing

Pyparsing is a Python module for creating text parsers. It provides many functions for specifying what should be matched, how items should repeat, and more.

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February 17, 2015 in Python

Pandas and Bandwidth in Python Tutorial: Plotting the Results of Internet Speed Tests

I randomly sampled the bandwidth by bringing up a browser and going to a speed test page, but then I realized hey! I’m a programmer! I can automate that task. What follows is How I Did It.

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December 16, 2014 in Python

Djumping into Django

Django is a Web framework like Rails, Spring, or ASP.NET MVC, but for Python. Using Django, you can quickly develop a Web application whose data (models) is stored in the database of your choosing, using templates for page views, and simple Python functions for controllers.

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October 14, 2014 in Python

Using defaultdict in Python

A defaultdict works exactly like a normal dict, but it is initialized with a function (“default factory”) that takes no arguments and provides the default value for a nonexistent key.

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August 28, 2014 in Python

Named Tuples in Python

When you need to represent a list of identical objects with different values, you start with a list of tuples. It’s an efficient way to hold a collection of related data. Tuples are like structures or records in other languages, but indexed with integers, like lists.

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