Functional Programming in Python

Posted on So 13 Januar 2019 in Data Science • Tagged with Python, Automation, Programming • 2 min read

I'm spending time trying to understand the differences between writing classes and functions in Python. Which one is better and why? From what I'm gathering, a lot of people are tired of writing classes in general. Classes are used in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and some python coders hate it …


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Changing Pinboard Tags with Python

Posted on Mi 12 Dezember 2018 in Data Science • Tagged with Python, Automation, Pinboard • 2 min read

Welcome to another automation post! This is a super simple Python script for changing misspelled or wrong tags in your Pinboard account. I started using Pinboard again because it helps me save all these great articles I read on the Interwebz, so I can paraphrase and regurgitate them back to …


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Automate Feed Extraction and Posting it to Twitter

Posted on Mo 10 Dezember 2018 in Data Science • Tagged with Python, Automation, Twitter • 2 min read

I wrote a small Python script to automate feed extraction and posting it to Twitter. The feed? My feed burner feed for this site. The script is super simple and uses the Twython, Pandas, and Feedparser libraries. The rest, I believe, comes stock with your Python 3 installation.

How it …


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Ray Dalio's Pure Alpha Fund

Posted on Di 20 November 2018 in Thoughts • Tagged with Investing, Automation • 2 min read

Ray Dalio's Pure Alpha Fund returned 14.6% for 2018. That's an amazing feat considering the majority of hedge funds averaged a loss of 6.7%. How does he do it? Simple. He always asks, "how do I know I'm right?"

The Westport, Connecticut-based firm is the world’s biggest …


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The Fallacy of Twitter Bots

Posted on So 09 September 2018 in Data Science • Tagged with Python, Automation, Twitter • 3 min read

I'm going to be the first to admit that I use Python to send out Tweets to my followers. I have a few scripts that parse RSS feeds and do retweets on an hourly basis. They work fine but they do get 'gamed' occasionally. That's the problem with automation, isn't …


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