# Jackson Cooper's Articles

Python developer and enthusiast. Also manager of Python Central.

## How to Use Python to Multiply Strings

We’ve already gone over how to use multiplication in Python, but did you know that Python can be used to multiply things other than numbers? In fact, you can use Python to multiply strings, which is actually pretty cool when you think about it. You can take a string and double, triple, even quadruple it […]

Read More## Quick Tip: How to Transpose a Matrix Using Python

You might remember this from math class, but if even if you don’t, it should still be pretty easy to follow along. We’ve already gone over matrices and how to use them in Python, and today we’re going to talk about how you can super quickly and easy transpose a matrix. When you transpose a […]

Read More## How to Convert Dictionary Values to a List in Python

In Python, a dictionary is a built-in data type that can be used to store data in a way thats different from lists or arrays. Dictionaries aren’t sequences, so they can’t be indexed by a range of numbers, rather, they’re indexed by a series of keys. When learning about dictionaries, it’s helpful to think of […]

Read More## Quick Tip: Using Python’s Comparison Operators

Just like in any other OOP languages, Python uses comparison operators to compare values. These are often called Boolean operators, because the word Boolean indicates that the result of using the comparison operator is a Boolean value: true or false. What follows is a list of the Boolean values that can be used in Python when […]

Read More## Python Tricks: Storing Multiple Values

In this post, we’re going to talk about how to store and manipulate values in a Python list. Understanding all the ways you can store and use values is integral to mastering any coding language, and Python is no exception. For the purposes of this post, let’s use the following list as an example: l […]

Read More## How to Use Python to Convert Miles to Kilometers

It can be so frustrating that the entire planet can’t just agree on one system of measurement, whether it relates to measuring distances, weights, temperatures, etc (for the record…same goes for which side of the road everyone drives on). If every country used the same units of measurement, then these formulas would be useless and […]

Read More## How to Use Python to Convert Fahrenheit to Celsius

There aren’t many easy tricks you can use to easily convert Fahrenheit to Celsius (or vice versa) in your head. Unless you’re great with numbers, the formulas aren’t exactly something you can you figure out using mental math. If you’re not so great with numbers, there’s calculators for that. Or, if you feel so inclined, the formulas […]

Read More## How to Multiply Matrices in Python

In Python and most other OOP programming languages, multiplying two numbers by each other is a pretty straightforward process. Where it gets a little more complicated, however, is when you try to multiply two matrices by each other. A matrix, as you may know, is basically just a nested list, or a number of lists […]

Read More## How to Check for Object Type in Python

This beginner’s Python tutorial will teach you the basics of how to check for an object type in Python. As you probably already know, different types of objects in Python. Objects can be lists, strings, integers, etc. There may be times in your career as a developer where you need to know the difference between one […]

Read More## Build Games for Python Using Pygame

Pygame is a set of modules designed to help you write Python games by providing you with extra functionalities and libraries. It’s free, supports Python 3.2 and up, runs on just about every operating system and platforms, and has over a million downloads, so it’s very widely used. Pygame is super speedy because it uses optimized […]

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