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 […]

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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 […]

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Using Python to Check for Odd or Even Numbers

It’s pretty easy to use Python to perform calculations and arithmetic. One cool type of arithmetic that Python can perform is to calculate the remainder of one number divided by another. To do this, you need to use the modulo operator (otherwise known as the percentage sign: %). When you place a modulo in between two […]

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Using Python’s Pass Statement

In Python, the pass statement, much like a comment, is considered a null statement, meaning that it doesn’t result in any Python operations. The only difference between a comment and a pass statement is that while a comment is completely ignored by the interpreter, the pass statement is not (but, like a comment statement, nothing […]

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Python Basics: What Are Modules?

In Python, modules are Python files containing Python functions to be implemented in your code. You’ll know a file is a module because of its .py extension. We can import modules easily using the import command, like this: import mymodule The example above will work when theres a file called mymodule.py from which functions can […]

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Python’s help() Function

In Python, help() is a super useful built-in function that can be used to return the Python documentation of a particular object, method, attributes, etc. This is such a helpful tool for Python beginners to know that many of them are probably unaware of. All you need to do is pass the object or whatever […]

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Using the Python Package Index

The Python Package Index (PyPI) is a repository of software created for the Python language. If you’re looking for a package or a module, this is the place to find one. Any of the packages can be easily installed using PIP from the command line. At PyPI, you can download packages OR you can post them, if […]

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Quick Tip: Where to Report Your Python Bugs

Python’s Bug Tracker is the official page to report any and all Python bugs you may encounter. While it is a good place to go if you think you’ve found a legitimate bug, it’s also a great place to meet other Python developers who may be able to help you (or validate your findings). Using the […]

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How to Use Print for More Efficient Code

Here’s a quick tip that will help make your Python code way more efficient if you’re not already taking advantage of it. If you want to print all the values in a list separated by a comma, there are a couple different ways you can go about doing this: there are complicated ways, and then […]

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Quick Tip: Reversing Strings in Python

There is no built in function in Python for reversing a string, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. To reverse a string in Python, a little bit of extended slice syntax needs to be used, so you’re going to have to add something to your code that looks like this: [::-1]. Here’s what […]

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