There’s a new, free, and open-source Python library for automatic differentiation! Tangent —an experimental release— offers extra autodiff features other Python machine learning libraries don’t have. Plus, it’s compatible with TensorFlow and NumPy.
Switch-case statements are a powerful tool for control in programming. In this article, Sreeram Sceenivasan goes over you can use a switch-case statement in Python.
It’s safe to say that Python is everywhere we turn, from DevOps to machine learning and data science. Stack Overflow seems to agree — according to their calculations, Python is the fastest growing programming language right now. We talked with David Robinson, Data Scientist at Stack Overflow about Python’s growth and the possible reasons behind it.
Energy efficiency isn’t just a hardware problem. Your programming language choices can have serious effects on the efficiency of your energy consumption. We dive deep into what makes a programming language energy efficient.
Python’s been around for some time, but it seems to be everywhere we turn, from DevOps to machine learning. Stack Overflow agrees; they’ve calculated that Python is the fastest growing programming language right now. So, we’re taking a closer look at this functional programming language.
DevOps is built for agility and handling change. In this year’s Skill Up survey, Packt found that Python is one of the primary languages used by DevOps engineers. In this article, Richard Gall explores why Python is such a popular part of the DevOps toolchain.
In this article Henn Idan digs into the buzz around Java through analyzing the current job market, focusing on server side languages. Who knows, it might even help you find your next position.
If you search Google Scholar for “machine learning”, it returns over 1,800,000 publications. As the buzz around this technology grows, so too does its complexity. Sebastian Raschka, author of Packt’s “Python Machine Learning”, introduces us to the three types of machine learning.
The final release for Python 3.5 brings users the advantage of new matrix multiplication operation, two new library modules and several built-in features.
If you haven’t yet grasped the basics of Python classes, here’s where you can learn about the purpose, the syntax and the characteristics of classes in Python in just five minutes.
No one wants to have to write a sonnet of code for every single time you need a piece of software to do a task for you. That’s why in Python you can use functions to get shit done faster.
If you’re thinking of taking a deeper look at Python, you’ll first need some answers. What’s it like to program with Python? What scenarios does it work best in? And where is it better than competitors like Ruby, Java and C++?
Data crunchers can rejoice at the sight of Spark 1.4 – support for R, Python 3 plus a load of clustering and container management improvements all make their way to the top of the highlights reel for this cluster computing framework.
The Python 3.5 proposal supports async and await syntax, while Jython 2.7 gets faster in its latest instalment. We check out what’s new with the object-oriented programming language and the successor to JPython.