Week 38/2017 - Python on Hacker News


The 5 most popular Python related submissions from 2017-09-18 to 2017-09-24.

  • Numba: High-Performance Python with CUDA Acceleration
    • Using NVidia’s CUDA framework to improve performance via GPGPU
    • Libraries: cudatoolkit + pyculib
    • The real news here is that the GPU compilation part of Numba has been open sourced and that now there is pyculib, the original article is from 2013
    • Comments
  • Getting Started on Geospatial Analysis with Python, GeoJSON and GeoPandas
    • Python 3.6 + shapely + geopandas + geojsonio + Jupyter Notebook
    • Comments

Serpent.AI – Game Agent Framework in Python - Training bots to play your game library - Comments

  • Object Oriented Programming in Python: Encapsulation and Inheritance
    • Simple introductory article, easy understandable examples
    • A bit weak on explaining the reasoning and benefits behind the concept though
    • The article seems to have been reworked since the first comments on HN, I can’t find the part that is being cirticized any more
    • Comments
  • The invisible harp. A 3D camera and Python hack
    • Using a 3d image sensor to create an invisible musical instrument
    • Neat idea but comes with a 700usd price tag
    • Comments

All submissions via HN search.