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R and Python for regression
Let's compare our favorite language to an 'upstart' highly focused statistical language.
Is True true? : A mini-venture into Python & Ruby truth testing
Review of truth testing in Python and Ruby. If "Explicit is better than Implicit" then why does Python decide that values like empty sequences are "falsey"? How is it that Ruby only defines false and nil as false values, isn't this more explicit?
Highlight how languages embed their own philosophies of what is correct and true with surprising overlaps and at times odd contradictions.
ULS Erlang entry
Go: Concurrency is Built In
Discussing the pros and cons of Golang from a Python user's perspective, particularly focusing on its built-in support for concurrency and the advantages over asyncio.
as former C# developer the lessons I learned to become pythonic
language comparison in 5 minutes
Conway's Game of Life: Programming in a non-language
The Game of Life is Turing Complete. That means it can (theoretically) calculate anything that any computer can calculate. What does this mean in practice and how can you program a calculation when the total syntax is just flipping cells in a 2D bit field?
QML vs. Python
Patrick K. O'Brien
If you think Python is Pythonic, wait until you see QML from the point of view of an experienced Python developer. QML is the Qt Meta Language or Qt Modeling Language. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QML
Postscript. Yes, it's a programming language
I'll describe Postscript - a interpreted, stack-based "page description language" used to produce vector graphics and documents.