Programming 

Mike Driscoll: PyDev of the Week: Vuyisile Ndlovu

This week we welcome Vuyisile Ndlovu (@terrameijar) as our PyDev of the Week! Vuyisile is a contributor to Real Python and a Python blogger on his own website. He is also active in the Python community in Africa. You can find out more about Vuyisile on his website or by checking out his Github profile. Let’s take some time to get to know him better! Can you tell us a little about yourself (hobbies, education, etc): I’m a developer from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. I have always been fascinated by computers so…

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Mike Driscoll: Thousands of Scientific Papers May be Invalid Due to Misunderstanding Python

It was recently discovered that several thousand scientific articles could be invalid in their conclusions because scientists did not understand that Python’s glob.glob() does not return sorted results. This is being reported on by Vice, Slashdot and there’s an interesting discussion going on over on Reddit as well. Some are reporting this as a glitch in Python, but glob has never guaranteed that is results were returned sorted. As always, I would recommend reading the documentation closely to fully understand what your code does. It would also be a good…

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