Python Async Await: Mastering Concurrent Programming

Python’s async and await are powerful features that enable you to write asynchronous code to improve the performance of your applications, particularly when dealing with I/O-bound and high-level structured network code. Async and await are used with coroutines, which are special functions that can pause and resume their execution at specific points. This allows multiple … Read more

How to Install Winsound?

šŸŽ¶ Winsound provides a simple way to play sound using the Windows built-in sound-playing machinery. šŸ Now you may ask: “How to install Winsound?“ Answer: You don’t. šŸ winsound is a built-in module in Python’s standard library for Windows. Like all standard libraries in Python, you don’t need to install it separately if you’re using … Read more

Python to EXE with All Dependencies

Developing a Python application can be a rewarding experience, but sharing your creation with others might seem daunting, especially if your users are not familiar with Python environments. One solution to this dilemma is converting your Python script into an executable (.exe) file with all its dependencies included, making it simple for others to run … Read more

3 Easy Ways to Access and Update a Dictionary Key by Index in Python

Python dictionaries are a versatile and powerful data structure. A common query is: “How can I access a dictionary key using its index and subsequently update the dictionary?” In this article, I’ll delve into this specific problem and explore the three most Pythonic solutions. Problem Formulation Given a dictionary, for instance: How can you: Method … Read more

Python to EXE Linux: A Concise Guide to Conversion

Developing Python applications is a popular choice among programmers due to the versatility and ease of use of the language. However, there comes a time when you might want to distribute your Python application as a standalone executable, especially if your target audience isn’t familiar with Python itself. This is where the process of converting … Read more

Python Repeat String Until Length

The multiplication operator (*) allows you to repeat a given string a certain number of times. However, if you want to repeat a string to a specific length, you might need to employ a different approach, such as string slicing or a while loop. For example, while manipulating strings in Python, you may need to … Read more

Scalable Graph Partitioning for Distributed Graph Processing

I just realized that the link to my doctoral thesis doesn’t work, so I decided to host it on the Finxter blog as a backup. Find the thesis here: šŸ”— PDF Download link: https://blog.finxter.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/dissertation_christian_mayer_distributed_graph_processing_DIS-2019-03.pdf Here’s the abstract: šŸ’” Abstract: Distributed graph processing systems such as Pregel, PowerGraph, or GraphX have gained popularity due to their … Read more

Want Exploding Bitcoin Prices North of $500,000 per BTC? “Grow N” Says Metcalfe’s Law

Metcalfe’s law states that the value of a network (V) is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system (NĀ²). In this article, I’ll develop a Bitcoin price prediction (V) in the year 2030 based on the average growth rate of the number of Bitcoin nodes (N). General Intuition Metcalfe’s … Read more