whatsnewdunder

What’s Up? Python’s underappreciated dunder (python__new__) EDIT: Based on valueable reader feedback, I’ve put my rambling musings on my reasons for writing this tutorial at the END instead of the BEGINNING. tl;dr, I found little info out there on the __new__() dunder method in class definition, so I decided to write my most typical (but … Read more whatsnewdunder

visualizing word and letter frequencies

Visualizing word and letter frequencies in Gadsby, a novel without the letter ‘e’ In 1939, Ernest Vincent Wright published the novel Gadsby (gee, I wonder where he came up with that name…), 58,124 words (by my count), none of which contain the letter ‘e’. Here are a few of the features of the English language Wright was … Read more visualizing word and letter frequencies

Trendiest baby names in social security

Trendiest baby names in the Social Security database (determined with an analytical chemistry technique) A few attempts have been made to determine the trendiest baby names in the U.S. Social Security Administration database; FlowingData, for example, looked at the quickest rises and falls, and determined that Catina was the most flash-in-the-pan name; however, at its peak, … Read more Trendiest baby names in social security

Graphing Problematic Aspects of us baby

Graphing the problematic aspects of the U.S. Baby Names dataset Every time I post about the popular U.S. Social Security Administration baby names dataset, I try to acknowledge the fact that there are some serious problems with it — and by “problems”, I mean things the average person unfamiliar with it will assume are true, … Read more Graphing Problematic Aspects of us baby