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#326: Let's Go for a PyGWalk

Published Wed, Mar 8, 2023, recorded Tue, Mar 7, 2023
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Brian #1: Data Classification : Does Python still have a need for class without @dataclass?

  • Glyph
  • dataclasses have been in the the language since 3.7
    • That’s pretty much all modern Python, right?
  • “…, is there any point to having non-@dataclass classes any more? Is there any remaining justification for writing them in new code?”
  • Options:
    • class just becomes a dataclass if you have typehinted members in it.
    • data instead of class, to avoid decorators

Michael #2: PyGWalker

  • Turn your pandas dataframe into a Tableau-style User Interface for visual analysis.
  • Works with pandas and polars
  • Open-source alternative to Tableau
  • It allows data scientists to analyze data and visualize patterns with simple drag-and-drop operations.

Brian #3: An opinionated Python boilerplate

  • Duarte O.Carmo
  • Tools and processes for new projects
  • pip-tools - Pip-tools strikes the right balance between simplicity, effectiveness, and speed.
    • especially for generating pinned requirements.txt files, if necessary
  • pyproject.toml - for configuration. packaging, but also any tool that supports it.
  • ruff
  • black, isort
  • no pre-commit hooks, just run it in CI

Michael #4: Front Matter VS Code

  • via Mark Little
  • If you have content that supports frontmatter and is markdown-based, check this out.
  • Stay in your editor and easily create, manage, and publish content.
  • Don’t make front matter mistakes
    • When was it published? What is the timezone text formatting again?
  • Learn new features of your existing static site (e.g. article image)
  • Manage images and more.





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