Episode #19: Put your Python dictionaries in a box and apparently Python is really wanted

Published Mon, Mar 27, 2017, recorded Sun, Mar 26, 2017.

#1 Brian: Better Exceptions and Python 3

#2 Michael: Stack Overflow 2017 Developer Survey Results

  • Python is #5 total usage
  • Python is #1 most wanted
  • Many excellent graphs, be sure to scroll through

#3 Brian: Box : Python dictionaries with recursive dot notation access

#4 Michael: Python 3.6.1 is released - Many small improvements and bug fixes.

#5 Brian: Essential Statistics for Data Science

#6 Michael: Hy: A wonderful dialect of Lisp that's embedded in Python

  • Since Hy transforms its Lisp code into the Python Abstract Syntax Tree, you have the whole beautiful world of Python at your fingertips, in Lisp form!
  • Listener recommended: http://docs.hylang.org/en/latest/
  • You must try: https://try-hy.appspot.com/
  • This is pretty cool because it means Hy is several things:
    • A Lisp that feels very Pythonic
    • For Lispers, a great way to use Lisp’s crazy powers but in the wide world of Python’s libraries (why yes, you now can write a Django application in Lisp!)
    • For Pythonistas, a great way to start exploring Lisp, from the comfort of Python!
    • For everyone: a pleasant language that has a lot of neat ideas!

Follow up: Removal of beer from readme, pdir2 now looks great at default pypi

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