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#340: Snorkel not included

Published Tue, Jun 13, 2023, recorded Tue, Jun 13, 2023
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Brian #1: PythonGUIS

  • Martin Fitzpatrick
  • A site with a collection of resources, guides, books, comparisons, etc, around GUIs in Python.
  • Martin recommends starting with PyQT6
  • However, there are tutorials covering
    • PyQT6
    • PySide6
    • PyQT5
    • TkInter
    • PySide
    • even Kivy

Michael #2: JupyterLab 4.0 is Here

  • The next major release of our full-featured development environment
  • You can upgrade by running pip install --upgrade jupyterlab or conda install -c conda-forge jupyterlab.
  • JupyterLab is now faster, thanks to improvements such as CSS rules optimization, CodeMirror 6, MathJax 3, and notebook windowing. JupyterLab 3 was when working with large notebooks.
  • There are additional performance improvements available via opt-in settings:
    • Faster tab-switching on Chromium browsers:
    • “Settings” → “JupyterLab Shell” → switch “Hidden mode” to “contentVisibility”
    • Better performance with long notebooks:
    • “Settings” → “Notebook” → switch “Windowing mode” to “full”
  • An upgraded text editor.
  • Better real time collaboration.
  • Bug fixes. More than 100 bugs have been addressed and resolved, enhancing JupyterLab’s stability and performance.

Brian #3: Proposing a struct syntax for Python

  • Brett Cannon
  • This would be a cool syntax for a data only type: struct Point(x: int, y: int)
  • No positional only parameters
  • No inheritance
  • No methods
  • Instances would be immutable, so p = Point(1, 2) would create an object that could be used as a key.
  • A data only focused set of types.

Michael #4: Python 3.13 Removes 20 Stdlib Modules

  • via PyCoders
  • From PEP 594 – Removing dead batteries from the standard library we’re saying goodbye to
    • aifc, audioop, cgi, cgitb, chunk, crypt, imghdr, mailcap, msilib, nis, nntplib, ossaudiodev, pipes, sndhdr, spwd, sunau, telnetlib, uu, xdrlib
  • As well as the 2to3 program and lib2to3 module in Python.
  • Python 3.12 final release is scheduled in 4 months (October 2023) and Python 3.13 final release is scheduled in 1 year and 4 months (October 2024).




Joke: Snorkel not included

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