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Writing and Using Custom Exceptions in Python

Ever encountered a traceback when coding in Python? Learn how to create and use your custom exceptions.
 Writing and Using Custom Exceptions in Python

Wishful Coding in Python: A Problem Solving Philosophy

What is a wishful code, how to write it, and what are the benefits you get? By reading this article, you'll gain a clear understanding and perhaps fall for wishful coding too!

Spark & Python: MLlib Logistic Regression

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use Spark's machine learning library MLlib to build a Logistic Regression classifier for network attack detection.

Data Science with Python & R: Dimensionality Reduction and Clustering

An important step in data analysis is data exploration and representation. In this tutorial we will see how by combining a technique called Principal Component Analysis (PCA) together with Cluster, we can represent in a two-dimensional space data defined in a higher dimensional one while, at the same time, be able to group this data in similar groups or clusters and find hidden relationships in our data.
Data Science with Python & R: Dimensionality Reduction and Clustering

Spark & Python: Working with RDDs (I)

This tutorial introduces two different ways of getting data into the basic Spark data structure, RDD.

Spark & Python: SQL & DataFrames

This tutorial will introduce you to Spark capabilities. By using SQL language and data frames, you can perform exploratory data analysis easily.

Building a Movie Recommendation Service with Apache Spark & Flask - Part 1

Simple Python Snake Game using Curses

Snake is a game where the player maneuvers a line which grows in length, with the line itself being a primary obstacle. Here's a quick tutorial on how to build a snake game with Python.
Simple Python Snake Game using Curses

Data Science with Python & R: Sentiment Classification Using Linear Methods

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create sentiment classification using linear methods with Python and R
Data Science with Python & R: Sentiment Classification Using Linear Methods

Building Data Products with Python: A Wine Review Website using Django and Bootstrap

With this tutorial, we start a series of tutorials about how to build data products with Python. As a leitmotif we want to build a web-based wine reviews and recommendations website using Python technologies such as Django and Pandas. We have chosen to build a wine reviews and recommendations website, but the concepts and the technology stack...
Building Data Products with Python: A Wine Review Website using Django and Bootstrap

Building Data Products with Python: Adding User Management to a Django website

This is the second tutorial on our series on how to build data products with Python. In this second tutorial, we will add user management. This is an important part. Once we are able to identify individual users, we will be ready to generate user recommendations through machine learning.
Building Data Products with Python: Adding User Management to a Django website

Extending Apache Pig with Python UDFs

Apache Pig is a popular system for executing complex Hadoop map-reduce based data-flows. Pig is especially great because it is extensible. By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to write PigLatin scripts that execute Python code as a part of a larger map-reduce workflow.
Extending Apache Pig with Python UDFs

A Python Import Tutorial for Beginners

This tutorial goes over the mechanism of importing those packages - making extra functionality (maybe someone else's code) accessible to your code. Once we've covered the basics of importing, we'll talk about version conflicts and introduce a common tool used for avoiding such conflicts - the virtual environment.

A Proven Framework for Exporting Your Medium Followers

Ever wanted to export your medium follower list, but despair at how momentous the task is thanks to your large list? Fear not, here is a simple way to use export your Medium followers to a CSV file.
A Proven Framework for Exporting Your Medium Followers

Python Quick Tip: Simple ThreadPool Parallelism

Parallelism isn’t always easy, but by breaking our code down into a form that can be applied over a map, you can easily adjust it to be run in parallel. Learn how through this quick tip!
Python Quick Tip: Simple ThreadPool Parallelism

10 Neat Python Tricks Beginners Should Know

Here are 10 potentially useful Python tricks beginners might not know.
10 Neat Python Tricks Beginners Should Know

15 Essential Python Interview Questions

Looking for a Python job? Chances are you are going to need prove that you know how to work with Python. Here are a couple of questions that cover a wide base of skills associated with Python.
15 Essential Python Interview Questions

How to Host your Python Package on PyPI with GitHub

Here's a step-by-step guide to publishing a Python package on PyPI with GitHub
How to Host your Python Package on PyPI with GitHub

How to make a Sandwich using Python Context Manager

Enter, Python context manager! They contain the magic sauce for our sandwich, which also abstracts resource management, and aids you in writing clean code.
How to make a Sandwich using Python Context Manager

How to Deploy a Django Application on DigitalOcean

Find out how you can deploy a Django Application on DigitalOcean Droplet running Ubuntu 14.04, PostgreSQL, Nginx, and Gunicorn

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