May 12th, 2017

Import Python: ImportPython Issue 124 – Python Packaging, Algorithms, easter eggs, machine learning and more

Programing, Python, by admin.
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Packaging in Python has a bit of a reputation for being a bumpy ride. This is mostly a confused side effect of Python’s versatility. Once you understand the natural boundaries between each packaging solution, you begin to realize that the varied landscape is a small price Python programmers pay for using the most balanced, flexible language available.


Tomas is blogging an algorithm / data structure a day. Code in Python.


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Today we have released our next update to Visual Studio 2017, and it’s the one you’ve been waiting for. As of today, the Python development and Data Science and Analytical Applications workloads are stable and ready for production use.


In this series of posts I want to try an experiment. I want to guide you through the creation of a simple interpreter in Python using a pure TDD (Test-Driven Development) approach. The posts will be structured like a game, where every level is represented by a new test that I will add to the suite.


Curated list of all the easter eggs and hidden jokes in Python.




Principle component analysis (PCA) is an unsupervised statistical technique that is used for dimensionality reduction. It turns possible correlated features into a set of linearly uncorrelated ones called ‘Principle Components’. In this post we’ll be doing PCA on the pokemon data set.

machine learning

K-means clustering is a clustering algorithm that aims to partition nn observations into kk clusters.

machine learning

Last summer, I came across an interesting plotting library called GooPyCharts which is a Python wrapper for the Google Charts API. In this article, we will spend a few minutes learning how to use this interesting package. GooPyCharts follows syntax that is similar to MATLAB and is actually meant to be an alternative to matplotlib.



google charts

The Long Short-Term Memory network or LSTM is a recurrent neural network that can learn and forecast long sequences.

deep learning

In 2010, Facebook open-sourced OnlineSchemaChange.php, a tool to perform MySQL schema changes while minimizing downtime. We are happy to announce that an improved version written in Python is now available on GitHub.






In the second installment of a two-part series on terminal applications with great command-line UIs, we explore Prompt Toolkit, Click, Pygments, and Fuzzy Finder.



For many machine learning projects one of the best ways to generate training data is to crowdsource it programmatically from Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) using Python. In this guide, we will walk through an end-to-end example of using Python to access MTurk.

mechanical turk


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A Flask extension with lots of common time-savers (file-serving, favicons, etc).

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Easy pipelines for pandas DataFrames.

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Chattie20 Stars, 4 Fork
A framework for making bots in Python. Inspired by Hubot.

Reinforcement learning tutorials.

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A package manager for vim (VimApt => Vim’s Advanced Package Tools)

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Qt tutorial at Python in Astronomy 2017

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