PythonFix Weekly - Issue 0x002


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Python News Headlines📰📰📰

Python Meets Excel: A New Era of Data Exploration Begins - Microsoft unveils the public preview of Python in Excel, bridging the gap between Python’s data prowess and Excel’s analytical capabilities. Date: August 22, 2023
Author: Stefan Kinnestrand
Source: Microsoft Tech Community

Leila Gharani unveils the potential of using Python inside Excel, offering a fresh perspective on data handling and charting.

Revolutionizing Code Generation with Code Llama - Meta unveils Code Llama, a cutting-edge tool that uses text prompts to generate code, aiming to streamline developer workflows and make coding more accessible. Date: August 24, 2023
Source: Meta AI Blog


Discover Mojo: Python’s High-Performance Sibling for AI - Explore how Mojo, designed by Chris Lattner, amplifies Python’s capabilities, offering a seamless blend of usability and speed for AI projects. Author: Arkadiusz Krysik
Source: StratoFlow

Pushing for Lock File Standards in Python - An in-depth look at the efforts to standardize lock file formats in Python packaging, highlighting the importance of environment reproducibility. Date: August 18th, 2023
Author: Brett Cannon

Boosting Python Speed with Numpy: Uncover the secrets behind Python’s execution times and see how Numpy can make your code run up to 13 times faster. Date: August 1st, 2023
Author: Nathaniel Thomas

Discovering Python’s Depths through APL Insights - Uncover the transformative impact of APL on Python coding patterns, from data-driven conditionals to the power of boolean values. Date: August 15th, 2023
Author:  Rodrigo Girão Serrão

Mastering Python with Eric Matthes: 10 Essential Tips - Dive deep into the world of Python with expert advice on projects, tools, testing, and more. Date: August 19th, 2023
Author: Eric Matthes, Michael Kennedy
*Source: Talk Python

Mastering OCR with Python - A guide to the best Python tools for text localization and recognition from images. Author: Eugenia Anello
Source: Towards Data Science

Python Security News🔐🔐🔐

PyPI Tokens Get an Extra Shield with GitHub’s Enhanced Scanning - PyPI users can now enjoy heightened security as GitHub rolls out its extended secret scanning feature. This initiative aims to detect and revoke any PyPI tokens inadvertently exposed in public issues, safeguarding user data. Date: August 17th 2023
Author: Mike Fiedler
Source: PyPI Blog

Extracting Chrome Passwords with Python - Dive into the code that allows you to retrieve stored passwords from Google Chrome using Python.

Python Education News🧠🧠🧠

Dash Meets ChatGPT - Dive into the future of AI-enabled apps with Plotly’s integration of ChatGPT and Dash, showcasing powerful interactive visualizations and tools. *Hosted by Plotly on August 30, 2023.

Empower the Next Generation with AI - Strive’s AI Challenge on August 26th offers kids a chance to craft games, apps, and stories using cutting-edge tech. Hosted by Strive YC S21 on August 26th

Master Geological Simulation with Python - Attend a comprehensive workshop by the Petroleum Engineers Association, focusing on the role of Python in geological modeling, mapping, and understanding our planet’s workings. Hosted by Petroleum Engineers Association from August 26-27, 2023

New Python Books📕📕📕

An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in Python - provides an accessible overview of the field of statistical learning, an essential toolset for making sense of the vast and complex data sets that have emerged in fields ranging from biology to finance, marketing, and astrophysics in the past twenty years. This book presents some of the most important modeling and prediction techniques, along with relevant applications. Date: 8/8/2023
Author: Authors: Gareth James, Daniela Witten, Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, Jonathan Taylor

AccountingPy: Python For Accountants - Dive headfirst into the applicability of Python in the accounting realm. With straightforward explanations, clear instructions, and relevant examples, you’ll unlock the power of Python to automate tedious tasks, work through large financial datasets seamlessly, and bring a new level of precision to your work. This book is your direct path to integrating Python into your accounting workflows. Date: 8/11/2023
Author: Jared Self

Building Data Science Applications with FastAPI: 2nd Edition - Learn all the features and best practices of FastAPI to build, deploy, and monitor powerful data science and AI apps, like object detection or image generation. Date: 7/31/2023
Author: Francois Voron

Noteworthy Python Projects🐍🐍🐍


An open source, easy-to-use news crawler that extracts structured information from almost any news website. It can recursively follow internal hyperlinks and read RSS feeds to fetch both most recent and also old, archived articles. You only need to provide the root URL of the news website to crawl it completely. #scraping #news #webcrawler
PyPi · Github


Blazing fase DataFrame interface built on an OLAP query engine, offering both lazy and eager execution, and optimized for performance. #dataframe #pandas #numpy
PyPi · Github

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