Priority Queue: A beginner’s guide

Prerequisites To learn about Priority Queue, you must know: Python 3 Linear Queue Basic Python data structure concepts – lists, tuples What is a priority queue? Before you go ahead and read this tutorial, I highly recommend you to read the previous tutorial on Queues and Circular Queues as it will give you a better […]

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How to use Queue: A beginner’s guide

Prerequisites To learn about the Queue data structure, you should first have a good understanding of the following: Python 3 Basic data structure concepts like List (Click here to refresh List concepts) OOP concepts Introduction This tutorial will help you understand a Queue data structure and how to implement it. These concepts are often tested […]

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HTML Parser: How to scrap HTML content

Prerequisites Knowledge of the following is required: Python 3 Basic HTML Urllib2 (not mandatory but recommended) Basic OOP concepts Python data structures – Lists, Tuples Why parse HTML? Python is one of the languages that is extensively used to scrap data from web pages. This is a very easy way to gather information. For instance, […]

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How to Pickle: A Pickling and Unpickling Tutorial

Prerequisites Knowledge of ┬áthe following is required: Python 3 Basic Python data structures like dictionary File operations in Python Introduction Literally, the term pickle means storing something in a saline solution. Only here, instead of vegetables its objects. Not everything in life can be seen as 0s and 1s (gosh! philosophy), but pickling helps us […]

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Python generators and the yield keyword

At a glance, the yield statement is used to define generators, replacing the return of a function to provide a result to its caller without destroying local variables. Unlike a function, where on each call it starts with new set of variables, a generator will resume the execution where it was left off. About Python […]

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Introduction to tweepy, Twitter for Python

Python is great language for all sorts of things. Very active developer community creates many libraries which extend the language and make it easier to use various services. One of those libraries is tweepy. Tweepy is open-sourced, hosted on GitHub and enables Python to communicate with Twitter platform and use its API. For an introduction […]

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Overview of Python GUI development (Hello World)

Python is well suited for rapid development of cross-platform applications of all sorts, and that includes desktop GUI apps. There are choices to be made when starting to develop a GUI application in Python, however, and this article provides the information you need to set out on the right path. We will discuss what serious […]

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PySlices with Tkinter

Among the numerous libraries and software suites Python┬ádevelopers have created with and for Python is the Py Suite, a group of tools written in wxPython to assist Python enthusiasts with their programming endeavors. Included in this suite is a Python shell worthy of mention called PySlices. Perhaps this shell’s most distinguishing feature is the capability […]

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How to Use the Twython (Twitter) Python library

Python is a very versatile language with a very diverse library ecosystem. That’s why their motto is “batteries included” – and boy are they right! Using Python, you can connect and interact with a wide array of social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Today, I want to show you how to perform some basic […]

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Introduction to Python on AWS with Boto

Amazon Web Services offer us all cheap, ready access to serious cloud computing infrastructure. So how do we run Python on it? Setting up Python on Amazon EC2 EC2 is Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud. It’s the service used to create and operate virtual machines on AWS. You can interact with these machines using SSH, but […]

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