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Python City: Understanding how a Python Program Works (The White Room Series #3)

You've written a Python script or a project containing several modules. You press Run, figuratively or literally. What happens behind the scenes in the microseconds or seconds or minutes it takes for your program to run? You can dive into the details about the internal functioning of Python to learn how a Python program works.… Continue reading Python City: Understanding how a Python Program Works (The White Room Series #3)

Bouncing Balls Using Object-Oriented Programming in Python (Bouncing Ball Series #2)

Using Object-Oriented Programming using Python to Simulate Bouncing Balls

In this week's article, I'll discuss an example of using object-oriented programming in Python to create a real-world simulation. I'll build on the code from the first article in the Bouncing Ball Series, in which I looked at the simulation of a single bouncing ball in Python. This article will extend this simulation to many… Continue reading Bouncing Balls Using Object-Oriented Programming in Python (Bouncing Ball Series #2)

How to Create Any Image Using Only Sine Functions | 2D Fourier Transform in Python

2D Fourier transform in Python Earth and grating image

What are the individual units that make up an image? Sure, one answer is pixels, each having a certain value. Another surprising one is sine functions with different parameters. In this article, I'll convince you that any two-dimensional (2D) image can be reconstructed using only sine functions and nothing else. I'll guide you through the… Continue reading How to Create Any Image Using Only Sine Functions | 2D Fourier Transform in Python

Understanding Python Functions With The Function Room (The White Room Series #2)

Python functions as doors

You've probably already learned about defining functions in Python and how to add parameters and return statements. You may even have learned about more advanced features of Python functions. But can you picture exactly what they do and what's really happening behind the scenes when you call a function? In this blog, I'll build on… Continue reading Understanding Python Functions With The Function Room (The White Room Series #2)

The Real World in Python: Coding A Bouncing Ball (Bouncing Ball Series #1)

Simulating a Bouncing Ball in Python

The real world can be a difficult place to understand. Whether you're trying to make sense of the people that make up the real world and their actions, or the physical world itself, things are never easy. Sometimes, coding can help understand what's going on and maybe, just maybe, help find a solution to a… Continue reading The Real World in Python: Coding A Bouncing Ball (Bouncing Ball Series #1)

Monty Will Help You Learn Python Coding, But Who’s Monty? (The White Room Series #1)

learn python with the White Room analogy

When you learn Python coding, you start by learning about the tools you'll need and the rules for each one of those tools. You learn the syntax of the for loop and what it does, for example. With time, you also learn when to use this tool and when not to use it. What's more… Continue reading Monty Will Help You Learn Python Coding, But Who’s Monty? (The White Room Series #1)

Python Instance Variables and Kids on A School Trip

Python instance variables and kids on a school trip

How are Python instance variables different from standard variables? Are they the same thing as data attributes? And what are data attributes? And what do kids on a school trip have got to do with all of this? Questions, questions and more questions. Understanding instance variables in Python tends to happen in stages. First, you… Continue reading Python Instance Variables and Kids on A School Trip

Python List Comprehensions and Michael Phelps’ Olympic Medal Cabinet

Python list comprehensions

Python list comprehensions can look a bit strange at first sight. However, with a bit of practice and experience, they quickly become a go-to tool for a Python programmer. But Python's list comprehensions are not just syntactic sugar that condense three lines of code into one. And they're not there just to make you look… Continue reading Python List Comprehensions and Michael Phelps’ Olympic Medal Cabinet

Stacks and Queues, Deques, and My Daughter’s Teddy Bears

Thanks to my daughter's teddy bears/soft toys/stuffed toys/whatever else you may call them, I now have a better understanding of stacks and queues in Python. I'll get back to stacks and queues in a bit to discuss how to implement them, when to use them, and when not. But first, you'll need to meet my… Continue reading Stacks and Queues, Deques, and My Daughter’s Teddy Bears

Another Python Blog–Here’s Why

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Here's another Python blog. Why? You have surely heard many times that the best way to truly understand something is to teach it to someone else. You're that someone else! So yes, this blog is primarily for my own benefit, but if you find some of these posts useful too, then we'll all benefit! What… Continue reading Another Python Blog–Here’s Why