MySQL and Python3

I’m using Python more and more so it’s not surprising that recently the need arose to connect to and insert into a MySQL database. I was using (and usually do) Python3, and I ran into a couple of issues in the begining. This post will document those issues and the solutions I found to get […]

Writing Web Scraped HTML to a File

I was working on a project for a client where I needed to scrape data from a Web page. I wanted to save the page to a file so that I wouldn’t be making requests to the server hosting the page each time I wanted to test my code. I was using Python3 and the […]

Statistics – Probability Density Function and Z Table

It turns out that normally distributed values are quite important in statistics. Not only because the pattern is remarkably common,┬áthe central limit theorem enables statisticians to infer conclusions about how a given treatment will affect a given population. To make such inferences, we need to learn about the Probability Density Function and a useful shortcut: […]

Meetup Members Analysis

I recently started a group on Meetup.com for folks interested in computer programming. This was my first time doing so, and I had not worked out where the group would actually meet up.┬áThe first step to fining a meet-up spot was to look at the membership role and find where the individuals were located. I […]