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Python dis module and constant folding

Hi people! Recently, I was super confused when I found out that: >>> pow(3,89) runs slower than: >>> 3**89 I tried to think of a suitable answer but couldn’t find any. I timed the execution of both of these statements using the timeit module in Python3: $ python3 -m timeit …

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Running Python in the Browser

Running Python in the web browser has been getting a lot of attention lately. Shaun Taylor-Morgan knows what he’s talking about here – he works for Anvil, a full-featured application platform for writing full-stack web apps with nothing but Python. So I invited him to give us an overview and comparison …

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Speeding up Python code using multithreading

Hi lovely people! 👋 A lot of times we end up writing code in Python which does remote requests or reads multiple files or does processing on some data. And in a lot of those cases I have seen programmers using a simple for loop which takes forever to finish …

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Setting up dev environment for SciPy

Hi everyone! 👋 I got an email from someone pretty recently who wanted to setup a dev environment for SciPy. He had made changes to the source code of SciPy and now wanted to test if his changes were working or not. He had gotten so far without actually testing …

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Python mind-teaser: Make the function return True

Hi everyone! 👋 I was browsing /r/python and came across this post: The challenge was easy. Provide such an input that if 1 is added to it, it is the instance of the same object but if 2 is added it is not. Solution 1: Custom class The way I personally thought …

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