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Code Challenge 60 - Working With PDF Files in Python

Posted by PyBites on Tue 08 January 2019 in Challenge • Tagged with code challenge, challenges, PDF, text parsing, data mining, data cleaning, PyPDF2, pdftables, PDFMiner, PyPI • 3 min read

Hey Pythonistas, in this challenge you will learn how to work with PDF documents. Enjoy!


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Code Challenge 59 - Analyze Podcast Transcripts with NLTK - Part II

Posted by PyBites on Tue 08 January 2019 in Challenge • Tagged with code challenge, challenges, NLTK, podcast, text parsing, data mining, data science, Jupyter notebooks • 2 min read

Hey Pythonistas, in this challenge you will expand on the work of PCC58, doing some natural language processing (NLP) on the podcast transcript data you collected. Have fun!


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Code Challenge 58 - Analyze Podcast Transcripts with NLTK - Part I - Review

Posted by PyBites on Mon 07 January 2019 in Challenges • Tagged with code challenge, challenges, NLTK, podcast, text parsing, data mining, data science, talk python, itertools, sqlite3, dictionary comprehensions, list comprehensions, splitlines, iterators, SequenceMatcher, OrderedDict, praw, collections, defaultdict, namedtuple, Counter, JSON, XML, pomodoro, Flask, regex, datetime, timedelta, CLI applications, f-strings, feedparser, requests • 5 min read

In this article we review our PCC58 - Analyze Podcast Transcripts with NLTK - Part I code challenge.


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2 years of PyBites, Our Pythonic Journey and the Creation of an Awesome Community

Posted by PyBites on Wed 19 December 2018 in Special • Tagged with special, milestone, python, 100daysofcode, talkpython, platform, bitesofpy • 6 min read

Today marks exactly 2 years since we set off on our amazing PyBites journey. In this special post we look back and reflect on what we learned.


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PyBites Twitter Digest - Issue 38, 2018

Posted by PyBites on Sun 09 December 2018 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, pybites, tips, patterns, SciPy, arithmetic, concurrency, APIs, decorators, LambStatus, Loguru, logging, Twilio, serverless, deep learning, AWS, Lambda, DynamoDB • 2 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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PyBites Twitter Digest - Issue 37, 2018

Posted by PyBites on Sun 02 December 2018 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, pybites, motivation, musicology, music21, TinyDB, CLI, data science, books, SQL, Git, AWS, Lambda, API Gateway, serverless • 3 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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3 Cool Things You Can do With the dateutil Module

Posted by Bob on Fri 30 November 2018 in Modules • Tagged with dateutil, parse, relativedelta, rrule, fuzzy parser, datetime, timedelta, 100DaysOfCode • 3 min read

In this short article I will show you how to use dateutil's parse, relativedelta and rrule to make it easier to work with datetimes in Python.


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How to Test Your Django App with Selenium and pytest

Posted by Bob on Thu 22 November 2018 in Testing • Tagged with django, pytest, selenium, platform, fixtures, dateutil • 8 min read

In this article I will show you how to test a Django app with pytest and Selenium. We will test our CodeChalleng.es platform comparing the logged out homepage vs the logged in dashboard. We will navigate the DOM matching elements and more. Overall you should learn enough Selenium and pytest to start testing a web page including a login. Sounds exciting? Let's dive straight in!


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PyBites Twitter Digest - Issue 36, 2018

Posted by PyBites on Sun 18 November 2018 in Digest • Tagged with twitter, news, pybites, Github, TensorFlow, Anaconda, Google, courses, frameworks, Django, Flask, PSF, pycon, dictionaries, JSON, OpenCV, YOLO, packaging, CLI • 3 min read

Every weekend we share a curated list of 15 cool things (mostly Python) that we found / tweeted throughout the week.


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Automating PyBites Review Post Using Github API and collections.defaultdict

Posted by Bob on Tue 13 November 2018 in Data • Tagged with collections, defaultdict, re, regular expressions, requests, challenges, review post, parsing, string manipulation, github, API • 4 min read

In this post I share a quick script I produced last week to automate a portion of our review post. There are some nice idioms that you might find useful.


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