Sathiya Sarathi Gunasekaran
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Covariance and Correlation in Python
Working with variables in data analysis always drives the question: How are the variables dependent, linked, and varying against each other? Covariance and Correlation measures aid in establishing this. Covariance brings about the variation across variables. We use covariance to measure how much two variables change with each other. Correlation...
Python: Get Size of Dictionary
In this article, we'll take a look at how to find the size of a dictionary in Python. Dictionary size can mean its length, or space it occupies in memory. To find the number of elements stored in a dictionary we can use the len() function. To find the size...
How to Use the crontab Command in Unix
When managing a computer, we may want to automate some tasks to run in certain periods or at the same time on each day/week/month. On a desktop, we may schedule update checks or virus scans. On a server, it's not uncommon for a myriad of checks and clean...
Using __slots__ to Store Object Data in Python
In Python, every object instance comes pre-built with standard functions and attributes. For example, Python uses a dictionary to store an object's instance attributes. This has many benefits, like allowing us to add new attributes at runtime. However, this convenience comes at a cost. Dictionaries can consume a fair chunk...
Jump Search in Python
Finding the right data we need is an age-old problem before computers. As developers, we create many search algorithms to retrieve data efficiently. Search algorithms can be divided into two broad categories: sequential and interval searches. Sequential searches check each element in a data structure. Interval searches check various points...
How to Merge Two Dictionaries in Python
It's not uncommon to have two dictionaries in Python which you'd like to combine. In this article, we will take a look at various ways on how to merge two dictionaries in Python. Some solutions are not available to all Python versions, so we will examine ways to merge for...
Guide to Parsing HTML with BeautifulSoup in Python
Web scraping is programmatically collecting information from various websites. While there are many libraries and frameworks in various languages that can extract web data, Python has long been a popular choice because of its plethora of options for web scraping. This article will give you a crash course on web...
What Does if __name__ == "__main__": Do in Python?
It's common to see if __name__ == "__main__" in Python scripts we find online, or one of the many we write ourselves. Why do we use that if-statement when running our Python programs? In this article, we explain the mechanics behind its usage, the advantages, and where it can...