Python Regular Expressions Tutorial

A series on using regular expressions with Python, with examples. Including matching characters, repetitions, captured groups, assertions, and functions.

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Python Recursive File and Directory Manipulation

A small series on using recursion in Python, by iterating directories and modifying files.

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Encoding and Decoding Python Strings Series

A 2-part tutorial series on encoding and decoding strings in Python 2.x and Python 3.x.

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Python Classes Tutorial

A tutorial series on Python classes. It includes creating class methods, variables, inheritance, and generators.

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Using the Python Tempfile Module

While programming in Python, there will likely be times where you have some data that needs to be utilized or manipulated in the form of a file but hasn’t yet been written to one. Naturally, the first solution that comes to mind is to open a new or existing file, write the data and finally […]

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Reading and Writing to Files in Python

Manipulating files is an essential aspect of scripting in Python, and luckily for us, the process isn’t complicated. The built-in open function is the preferred method for reading files of any type, and probably all you’ll ever need to use. Let’s first demonstrate how to use this method on a simple text file. For clarity, […]

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Python Lists and Tuples

Overview of Python Lists and Tuples Two of the most commonly used built-in data types in Python are the list and the tuple. Lists and tuples are part of the group of sequence data types—in other words, lists and tuples store one or more objects or values in a specific order. The objects stored in […]

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Python Dictionary

The Python Dictionary (dict): An Overview Among the built-in Python data types is a very versatile type called a dictionary. The dictionary is similar to lists and tuples because they act as storage units for other objects or variables you’ve created. Dictionaries are different from lists and tuples because the group of objects they hold […]

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Object Oriented Programming in Python

Object orientation is a central concept in Python, as well as many other languages. Understanding the concept, and applying it well, will enable you to build much more elegant and manageable software. What is Object Oriented Programming in Python? You’ll often hear it said that, in Python, everything’s an object. It’s pretty much true, with […]

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