As a freelancer one of the things that comes with getting a project/job is handling technical interviews. I have so far managed to convince the client with a work sample, test project …etc., This is literally the first time I sat for a full technical interview. And it did teach a few lessons. Let me…… Continue reading Python Technical Interview – An Experience
Yesterday, I was working on the ward level parks map of Chennai I had to join a CSV data layer with the boundary polygon layer, but there was one issue while my CSV file has the ward numbers as integers (1,2,3..etc), the polygon layer had them as strings (Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3 …etc.,)…… Continue reading QGIS – Creating new column from existing using Python
When I moved the site from Jekyll to WordPress, I was asked to create a site icon by WordPress. I was trying to play around with the letter from “t” from my screen name “tecoholic” in a couple of Vector editors using different fonts, handrawn symbols …etc., and finally landed on what I know best.…… Continue reading Creating an Icon for my blog
Sorting is simplified in Python with sorted(). You can even sort with complex rules.
In situations where you have a list of objects and have to retrieve then in random order, dictionaries can act as lookup tables. This tip is not very obvious, hence this explanation: This method employs a iterator looping through the list of users every time we have to find a user, which means we have…… Continue reading Python Tip #8 – reducing looping by using dicts
Sometimes we have to deal with external objects and their attributes. getattr() can save you at those times.
Merge or combine dictionaries ** is the unpacking operator