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Simplifying Excel Tasks with Python: Data Handling and Testing Tutorial

Working with Python and Excel is actually quite handy, especially if you are into it. In this article, you can see how to create Excel files, write data and formulas into them and read these. Pretty much simple CRUD methods.

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Python API With Flask And Postman – Put and Delete Methods

In the previous article, the post and get API methods were presented. In this one, Put and Delete are coming. 🙂 Well, nothing that fancy, this is how these two methods look like:

And, of course tests are a

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Python API With Flask And Postman – Post and Get Methods

This is the second video for the “Python API with Flask” series, showing how to make POST and GET commands towards a dummy database, which is a python list in our case. We are using only CREATE and READ commands

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Python – Remove spaces and None from pandas dataframe

In the attached video below, I am simply showing the following 3 pieces of code with Jupyter Notebook: Remove spaces in dataframe columns. Remove none values from dataframe rows. Filter dataframes, based on values. E.g. – put all rows with

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Python OOP – Classes, Methods, Attribures, Composition, Inheritance

Have you ever dreamt about coding classes like a pro? No? You had “normal” dreams? Anyway, in the video below, I am solving 3 exercises with a lot of debugging and some basic tests. Exercises are from the book Python

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Python In Excel – with YouTube video!

Finally! Microsoft did it! Put python in MS Excel! And I was able to install it and test it on my machine! The video of my attempts is here below: The “code” is that one:

Enjoy it!

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Python – Logging into a file and into the console

Python allows decent built-in logging. As I am going to explain in the video below, the built-in logging is actually rather neat – it allows everyone to log into a file or into the console within minutes – just the

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Python – Empty list as a default argument in a python function

This is probably a python “feature” that every junior developer has bumped into – once you make an empty list as a default argument in Python, it works as expected only for the first object of the class. For the second object – not exactly. Don’t worry, everyone has hit that bug, even it they are not willing to admit it.

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Python – Reading and Writing Files – With YouTube Video

Another YouTube video for Python – this time, about reading and writing to files. It is a bit interesting, if these are your first steps with Python, for me it was a nice reminder of how the “things” used to

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Python – Cramer’s Rule for Linear Equations – With YouTube Video

Creamer’s rule for a solution of linear equations states pretty much the following: Using this interesting picture from the German Wikipedia, I have created the following video, explaining a bit the Rule of Mr. Cramer: The video goes through the

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Noise. Random Noise. Perlin Noise. With Jupyter Notebook.

Perlin random noise.

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Python – Split worksheet to worksheets, save Excel worksheets to csv

Same article, but for VBA is here – https://www.vitoshacademy.com/vba-split-worksheet-to-worksheets-save-excel-worksheets-to-csv/ This article does 2 things: Splits one worksheet to multiple worksheets Then goes through the worksheets and saves them as *.CSV files So what is the idea? Having this excel file,

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Python – Filtering values from a Pandas DataFrame

Some time ago, probably yesterday or the day before, I had to filter a pandas dataframe and somehow it did not come intuitively into my mind how to do it. As I did not have an article about it, I

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Python – Just a bit about datetime and timedelta

Ok, dates in VBA and Excel are somehow complicated, because of some “feature” that Microsoft Excel has introduced, due to compatibility issues. I have already wrote a few articles about these here, and separate one about what day is Friday

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Python – Init a class with a default list property correctly

Sometimes, (but only sometimes) we think that writing too much code is useless and writing less code in python is more readable and performs faster. While in the general case this is true, this article is simply going to show

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Python – Reading and writing to the console

Reading from the console and writing to it is a piece of cake in python. These two functions do it for you perfectly:

Then why am I writing a whole article about it? Well, there is something fancy, if

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Python – Enumerate Lists in a Loop

Plenty of times, when you are looping with a for-each loop in python, you somehow realize that you need a counter. Then you most probably write something ugly like this one:

Why is this ugly? Mainly because the next

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Python – Write a DataFrame or List to multiple tabs in Excel

The idea of the article is to provide a Python code that does the following: Takes a list or DataFrame; Splits it into quite a few smaller parts; Writes each one on a separate Excel worksheet; Pretty much like this:

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Python – Plotting a circle with matplotlib

Plotting a circle with matplotlib library in python is an interesting task. If you google it, you will find quite good answers, but anyway, I am here because I want to summarize my point of view. Pretty much, the idea

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Python – dictionary to CSV

Dictionary to a CSV file is probably a good question, if you are hiring a VBA developer. For a python person it should be a trivial one, as this one should not be even a tough search in Google. Anyway,

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How to get redirect url using Excel VBA or Python

Getting some tiny URL, that redirects you to somewhere else might be dangerous. There are a lot of people, that would never ever click on bit.ly/something or goo.gl/something, just because they do not know where the redirect is going to

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Python – Find All Substrings Between Two Character Pairs with RegEx

Sometimes you need to do what you need to do – use Regular Expressions for a trivial task. Now, imagine that you have some big text and you need to extract all substrings from the text between two specific words

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Python – Parsing PDFs with Tika

Reading from a pdf is actually quite an easy task with Python. If the PDF is of course “readable”, e.g. made from a word processor. The first thing to do is to install Tika and Java:

Having this, the

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Python – Ordered Dictionary and Heap Queue

After writing about Default Dictionary in Python some time ago, now it is time to take a look at the ordered dictionary and the heap queue as these are built-in structures, coming out of the box. And they are fancy.

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Python – Read and Write to Excel ActiveX Textbox

Reading and writing to an Excel ActiveX textbox with Python can be fun. If you really do not have anything better to do. Anyway, if this is your current task, you are on the correct place to see how it

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Python – Docstring – Help and Comments

Docstrings in Python are actually quite simple – the are 3 times this """ and the code between opening and closing them can be formatted in any possible way. The reason I have decided to dedicate a whole article to

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Python – How to fill Excel cell with image, using python

If you have ever dreamed that it will be possible to fill out an Excel cell with a picture, using Python, then you should probably reevaluate your dreams. Seriously, who dreams of something like that? Without further dreaming, the code

Python – Logging in Python. Formatting with Black

Logging in Python is beautifully implemented with the logging library – https://docs.python.org/3/howto/logging.html It simply does anything you need and you do not need to write something yourself, like I did some time ago here in my VBA Boilerplate. So, if

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Python – Multisets – A class to count the elements of a set

Ok, so you probably have heard about set in Python – it is a collection with non-repeatable elements – as if you are a stamp collector and you need to collect only the unique stamps into your album. However, in

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Python – Writing a Logger in Python with a decorator

Functions in Python are objects. If this is the first time you read this sentence, then you will not get a lot from this article, but it will show you, that there is quite a lot to learn about Python.

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