Week 46/2017 - Python on Hacker News

PUBLISHED ON 2017-11-20 — PYTHON

The 5 most popular Python related submissions from 2017-11-13 to 2017-11-19.

  • Numpy: Plan for dropping Python 2.7 support
    • “Starting on January 1, 2019, any new feature releases will support only Python3."
    • Another big project finally moving to Python 3 exclusively
    • I wish we could just get it over with the migration already, Python 3 was released 10 years ago and the ecosysem was fragmented ever since
    • Comments
  • Augmented reality with Python and OpenCV
    • Interesting comment: Every single AR SDK (Vuforia, Kudan, Wikitude, Easyar, Arkit, etc.) is 90% OpenCV code, 5% novelty, and 5% glue.
    • Comments
  • Speed up your Python using Rust
    • Pure Python function taking 102 ms, Numpy which is implemented in C taking 3 ms, Rust taking 1 ms
    • To me this seems more like a reason to (correctly) use Numpy than to switch to yet another language
    • Comments
  • Analyzing Your Browser History Using Python and Pandas
    • Browser’s Sqlite database to txt file, txt file to Pandas dataframe, Pands dataframe to matplotlib image
    • The txt step can be improved upon, then the cleanup should not be needed as well
    • Comments
  • Kdb+ and Python: EmbedPy and PyQ
    • Kdb = a relational database system, from Kx, mostly used by banks
    • Comments

All submissions via HN search.