Python Readability, the PEP 8 Style Guide, and Learning Latin

Latin and Python Readability

Over the past couple of years, I've decided to start ticking things off my lifetime to-do list. We all have things "we'd like to do at some point when we have time." I finally started carving time out of my days to do these things. In the past two years, I've learned touch-typing (that's right,… Continue reading Python Readability, the PEP 8 Style Guide, and Learning Latin

Simulating Orbiting Planets in a Solar System Using Python (Orbiting Planets Series #1)

Orbiting Planets in Solar System

One of the many applications of programming in Python is simulating the real world. In some cases, the simulation is a way of solving a problem that would be difficult or impossible to solve using other means. In this article, you'll explore simulating orbiting planets in a solar system using Python. You'll create code that… Continue reading Simulating Orbiting Planets in a Solar System Using Python (Orbiting Planets Series #1)

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)

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)

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

python blog

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