Tag: Tutorials

Python Data Structures: Lists, Dictionaries, Sets, Tuples (2022)

After reading this tutorial, you’ll learn what data structures exist in Python, when to apply them, and their pros and cons. We’ll talk about data structures in general, then dive deeper into Python data structures: lists, dictionaries, sets, and tuples. What Is a Data Structure? A data structure is a way of organizing data in […]

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Python’s Deque: How to Easily Implement Queues and Stacks

If you use Python, you’re probably familiar with lists, and you probably use them a lot, too. They’re great data structures with many helpful methods that allow the user to modify the list by adding, removing, and sorting items. However, there are some use cases when a list may look like a great choice, but […]

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Python Subprocess: The Simple Beginner’s Tutorial (2022)

Simply put, everything that happens in a computer is a process. When you open an application or run command-line commands or a Python script, you’re starting a new process. From opening a menu bar to starting a complex application, everything is a process running on your machine. When you call a Python script from the […]

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Data Types in Python (A Simple Beginner’s Guide)

Python implements built-in data types, so programmers need to know their options — and when to use each one Python is an object-oriented language, and everything in it is an object. Each object is a specific type, and a class defines each type — this is the definition of a data type in Python. When […]

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Multithreading in Python: The Ultimate Guide (with Coding Examples)

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to achieve parallelism in your code by using multithreading techniques in Python. "Parallelism," "multithreading"— what do these terms mean, and how do they relate? We’ll answer all your questions in this tutorial, including the following: What’s concurrency? What’s the difference between concurrency and parallelism? What’s the difference between […]

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How to Install MySQL on Windows: A Simple Guide (2022)

MySQL is one of the most popular database management systems  (DBMS) available. It’s light, open-source, and easy to install and use, which makes it a good choice for those starting to learn and work with relational databases.  Although it’s a good option for beginners, MySQL is also robust enough to support larger production applications, with […]

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How to Add a Column to a DataFrame in R (with 18 Code Examples)

In this tutorial, you’ll learn one of most common operations used for manipulating DataFrames in R — adding columns. A DataFrame is one of the basic data structures of the R programming language. It is also a very versatile data structure since it can store multiple data types, be easily modified, and easily updated. In […]

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How to Plot a DataFrame Using Pandas (21 Code Examples)

Pandas is a data analysis tool that also offers great options for data visualization. Here’s how to get started plotting in Pandas. Data visualization is an essential step in making data science projects successful — an effective plot tells a thousand words. Data visualization is a powerful way to capture trends and share the insights […]

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Python Datetime: A Simple Guide with 39 Code Examples (2022)

You may already be familiar with various data types in Python like integers, floats, strings, etc. However, sometimes when you’re developing a script or a machine learning algorithm, you should use dates and times. In everyday life, we can represent dates and times in many different formats, for example, July 4, March 8, 2022, 22:00, […]

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Python Math Module Guide (22 Examples and 18 Functions)

Using The math Module in Python math is a built-in module in the Python 3 standard library that provides standard mathematical constants and functions. You can use the math module to perform various mathematical calculations, such as numeric, trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential calculations. This tutorial will explore the common constants and functions implemented in the […]

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Python Strings: An In-Depth Tutorial (55+ Code Examples)

Data types help us categorize data items. They determine the kinds of operations that we can perform on a data item. In Python, the common standard data types include numbers, string, list, tuple, boolean, set, and dictionary. In this tutorial, we’ll focus on the string data type. We will discuss how to declare the string […]

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Tutorial: How to Easily Read Files in Python (Text, CSV, JSON)

Reading Files with Python Files are everywhere: on computers, mobile devices, and across the cloud. Working with files is essential for every programmer, regardless of which programming language you’re using. File handling is a mechanism for creating a file, writing data, and reading data from it. The good news is that Python is enriched with […]

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Tutorial: Lambda Functions in Python

In this tutorial, we will define lambda functions in Python and explore the advantages and limitations of employing them. What is a Lambda Function in Python? A lambda function is an anonymous function (i.e., defined without a name) that can take any number of arguments but, unlike normal functions, evaluates and returns only one expression. […]

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Tutorial: Demystifying Python Lists

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to work with Python lists as one of the most powerful data types in Python. After you finish this tutorial, you’ll know the following: How to define Python lists How to create Python lists and access or change items within them How to create a list of lists How […]

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NLP Project Part 1: Scraping the Web to Gather Data

This is the first in a series of posts describing my natural language processing (NLP) project. To really benefit from this NLP article, you should understand the pandas library and know regex for cleaning data. We’ll also focus on web scraping, so elementary knowledge of HTML (the language used for creating websites) is very helpful, […]

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