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PyCoder’s Weekly: Issue #407 (Feb. 11, 2020)

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#407 – FEBRUARY 11, 2020
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Understanding Best-Practice Python Tooling by Comparing Popular Project Templates

“Use Flake8, pytest, and Sphinx in your current Python project. Also evaluate pre-commit, black, and Pylint. For your next project, consider adding poetry and Dependabot.”
JONAS KEMPER

Playing and Recording Sound in Python

Learn about libraries that can be used for playing and recording sound in Python, such as PyAudio and python-sounddevice. You’ll also see code snippets for playing and recording sound files and arrays, as well as for converting between different sound file formats.
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Understand Group by in Django With SQL

Understand GROUP BY in Django ORM by comparing QuerySets and SQL side by side. If SQL is where you are most comfortable, this is the Django GROUP BY tutorial for you.
HAKI BENITA

TV Backlight Compensation With Python & Custom Shaders

Extending a broken TV’s lifetime with Python code and some custom shaders. Impressive!
PEKKA VÄÄNÄNEN

Applying Mypy to Real-World Projects

Hints and tips for getting started with Mypy and introducing it to existing projects.
CAL PATERSON

Discussions

Learn Python the NSA Way…

“I put in a FOIA request to the NSA for their Python training materials and got back a 400-page printout of their COMP 3321 training course. So, I scanned and OCR’d it. Here is a PDF (warning: 118 MB)”
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Articles & Tutorials

Create a macOS Menu Bar App With Python (Pomodoro Timer)

“On my Mac, I use the menu bar countless times per day. In this post we will go through the process of creating a custom macOS menu bar app using Python.”
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Implementing an Interface in Python

In this tutorial, you’ll explore how to use a Python interface. You’ll come to understand why interfaces are so useful and learn how to implement formal and informal interfaces in Python. You’ll also examine the differences between Python interfaces and those in other programming languages.
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Become a Python Guru With PyCharm

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SciPy 1.0: Fundamental Algorithms for Scientific Computing in Python

“In this work, we provide an overview of the capabilities and development practices of SciPy 1.0 and highlight some recent technical developments.”
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Prevent Repetition With Assignment Expressions

An assignment expression—also known as the walrus operator—is a new syntax introduced in Python 3.8 to solve a long-standing problem with the language that can cause code duplication.
BRETT SLATKIN

Python Command Line Arguments

Python command line arguments are the key to converting your programs into useful and enticing tools that are ready to be used in the terminal of your operating system. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn their origins, standards, and basics, and how to implement them in your program.
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The Parallelism Blues: When Faster Code Is Slower

“As it turns out, for certain operations NumPy will parallelize operations transparently. And if you’re not careful, this can actually slow down your code.”
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sys.getsizeof Is Not What You Want

sys.getsizeof is almost never what you want, for two reasons: it doesn’t count all the bytes, and it counts the wrong bytes.”
NED BATCHELDER

Python asyncio and await-ing Multiple Functions

How to call await on multiple functions in Python using the asyncio package.
ERIC URBAN

Projects & Code

Events

PyCon Namibia 2020

February 18 to February 21, 2020
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Open Source Festival Africa

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PyCon Belarus 2020

February 21 to February 23, 2020
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Happy Pythoning!
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