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Python

Python Numbers

Today we will discuss the different kinds of number variables in Python. How to interact with them, and what they are used for. There are four kinds of numbers in the python language: Int Long Float Complex Integers Integers are the basic kinds of numbers in any programming language. Integers are whole numbers, which means …

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Python

Working with DateTime objects in Python

When you read a date or time from a text file, user input, or a database, you are likely to get the date information as a string. It is helpful to convert the string to a datetime object since it will allow you to do more advanced functions. In today’s article, I will discuss and …

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Database Python

Using TinyDB with Python

When writing your python code, you will undoubtedly find yourself in the situation where you need to store some structured data. You could just write the data to a file, but that data might take a bit of work to parse later on. Setting up a MySQL server takes a bit of work, and might …

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Python

Python Math Operators

Understanding the Python Math Operators is very important. You use these operators throughout the Python language whether it be concatenating strings, doing basic algebra, complex calculus, or delving into data science. In this article, we will cover the basics of doing math with python including how to do multiplication, division, addition subtraction, exponents, and orders …

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Python

Python String Operations

A string is one of the many data types in Python. Some of the other common ones are objects, lists, integers, and dates. At its core, a string is really a list/array of characters. Today we will be Python String Operations. We will cover how to Concatenate, Tokenize, Manipulate, Search strings, and create string templates. …

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Pip Python

Python Virtual Environment

By default Python only gives you a single environment for your whole system.  This means when you install Python, or a package using Pip, you are installing that version of python or that version of the python package for the entire system.  And all scripts you run will interact with that same version of python …

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Data Science Pandas Python

Python Pandas Tutorial

Pandas is useful for doing data analysis in Python. Today we will discuss how to install Pandas, some of the basic concepts of Pandas Dataframes, then some of the common Pandas use cases. What is Pandas? Pandas is a Python library for doing data analysis. Typically you will use it for working with 1-dimentional series …

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Python

Error Handling in Python using With and Try

In this article we will discuss error handling using Python With Statements Try/Except/Finally statements, show how to use these in combination, and compare how it works to try/catch code blocks in other languages. What is error handling? Error handling is when you put in some extra code to tell your script what to do when …

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matplotlib Python

Creating word clouds with Python

Creating word clouds in Python is easy thanks to a few open source libraries. Today, we we’ll use the ammueler word cloud library and matplotlib to draw some word clouds. Word clouds are useful visualization tools for looking at the general theme of a document. As a document contains more instances of a given word, …