I am back on WordPress again and I want to share exciting news. It has been three years since I started this blog and have been unable to post. This was due to both coursework and my old full-time job. I am a blogger with Topcoder and winding up a series on Python through the lens of data science and analytics. The next series on Topcoder will focus on web development with Python. I will use Django and create a simple web application.
This blog will be an extension of my Topcoder blog and provide more in-depth posts on my series topics. My next post on Topcoder introduces lists, sets, and dictionaries. I will use NumPy and SciPy to illustrate core concepts with these data structures. The core Python language does not have arrays, however, NumPy was developed to fill in that gap and give Python array capabilities. Arrays are defined by indexes starting at zero and ending at n-1. A five-element array would have an index starting at zero and ending at four. Many languagrd will return an out-of-index error if you call an array out of range.
This is a simplified example of arrays and Python lists have the same rules. The Topcoder blog post will explain more about these arrays and this blog will go into some extended examples.
Thanks for being patient as I updating this blog. My next post is the extension to my Topcoder blog post.