Here’s your free PDF cheat sheet showing you all Python list methods on one simple page. Click the image to download the high-resolution PDF file, print it, and post it to your office wall: I’ll lead you through all Python list methods in this short video tutorial: If you want to study the methods yourself, …

## List to Dict — Convert a List Into a Dictionary in Python

That’s a very common question and the answer is: It depends.It depends on the data in the list and how you want it to be represented in the dictionary. In this article we go over six different ways of converting a list to a dictionary. You can also watch my advanced one-liner video where we …

## How to Split a List Into Evenly-Sized Chunks?

In this article, I’ll show you how to divide a list into equally-sized chunks in Python. Step-by-step, you’ll arrive at the following great code that accomplishes exactly that: You can play around with the code yourself but if you need some explanations, read on because I’ll explain it to you in much detail: Chunking Your …

## How to Convert Two Lists Into A Dictionary

Want to convert two lists into a dictionary? Do the following: Zip the lists together using zip(list_1, list_2). Create a dictionary from the list of tuples using the constructor dict() on the result. In other words, call dict(zip(list_1, list_2)) to convert two lists into a dictionary. Try it yourself: Let’s dive into the code step-by-step. …

## How to Calculate the Column Standard Deviation of a DataFrame in Python Pandas?

Want to calculate the standard deviation of a column in your Pandas DataFrame? In case you’ve attended your last statistics course a few years ago, let’s quickly recap the definition of variance: it’s the average squared deviation of the list elements from the average value. You can do this by using the pd.std() function that …

## How to Get the Standard Deviation of a Python List?

This article shows you how to calculate the standard deviation of a given list of numerical inputs in Python. The standard deviation is defined as the square root of the variance. In case you’ve attended your last statistics course a few years ago, let’s quickly recap the definition of variance: it’s the average squared deviation …

## How to Use Generator Expressions in Python Dictionaries

Imagine the following scenario: You work in law enforcement for the US Department of Labor, finding companies that pay below minimum wage so you can initiate further investigations. Like hungry dogs on the back of a meat truck, your Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) officers are already waiting for the list of companies that violated …

## How to Calculate the Column Variance of a DataFrame in Python Pandas?

Want to calculate the variance of a column in your Pandas DataFrame? In case you’ve attended your last statistics course a few years ago, let’s quickly recap the definition of variance: it’s the average squared deviation of the list elements from the average value. You can calculate the variance of a Pandas DataFrame by using …

## How to Get the Variance of a List in Python?

This article shows you how to calculate the variance of a given list of numerical inputs in Python. In case you’ve attended your last statistics course a few years ago, let’s quickly recap the definition of variance: it’s the average squared deviation of the list elements from the average value. So, how to calculate the … ## Python List Average

Don’t Be Mean, Be Median. This article shows you how to calculate the average of a given list of numerical inputs in Python. In case you’ve attended your last statistics course a few years ago, let’s quickly recap the definition of the average: sum over all values and divide them by the number of values. …

## 100 Code Puzzles to Train Your Rapid Python Understanding

Some coders possess laser-like code understanding skills. They look at a piece of source code, and the meaning pops immediately into their great minds. If you present them with a new code snippet, they’ll tell you in a few seconds what it does. Since I’ve started to train this skill of rapid code understanding in … ## How to Get the Key with Minimum Value in a Python Dictionary?

I have spent my morning hours on an important mission. What is the cleanest, fastest, and most concise answer to the following question: How do you find the key with the minimum value in a Python dictionary?  Most answers on the web say you need to use a library but this is not true! Simply …