Functional Programming in Python

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...

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Changing Pinboard Tags with Python

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...

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Automate Feed Extraction and Posting it to Twitter

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...

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Extract Blog Post Links from RSS feeds

As part of my goal of automation here, I wrote a small script to extract blog post links from RSS feeds. using Python. I did this to extract the title and link of blog posts from a particular date range in my RSS feed. In theory, it should be pretty …

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The Fallacy of Twitter Bots

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...

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Python Script to Parse Blog Feeds Version 2

I'm going to share an update to my original python script. It's super simple and it completely automates parsing multiple blog feeds for you to autopost on Twitter. The goal: automation!!! Call the Python Modules! Create a new empty python...

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Understanding Random Forests with Python Code

Towards Data Science is such a great Medium blog that I should consider writing for it! I came across a great article about explaining/understanding how Random Forests work compared to Decisions Trees. The author writes about variance/bias...

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