from delorean import Delorean EST = "US/Eastern" d = Delorean(timezone=EST)
There's a chance you haven't heard of prettytable because it's listed on GoogleCode, which is basically the coding equivalent of Siberia.
Despite being exiled to a cold, snowy and desolate place,prettytableis great for constructing output that looks good in the terminal or in the browser. So if you're working on a new plug-in for the IPython Notebook, check outprettytablefor your HTML__repr__.
from prettytable import PrettyTable table = PrettyTable(["animal", "ferocity"]) table.add_row(["wolverine", 100]) table.add_row(["grizzly", 87]) table.add_row(["Rabbit of Caerbannog", 110]) table.add_row(["cat", -1]) table.add_row(["platypus", 23]) table.add_row(["dolphin", 63]) table.add_row(["albatross", 44]) table.sort_key("ferocity") table.reversesort = True +----------------------+----------+ | animal | ferocity | +----------------------+----------+ | Rabbit of Caerbannog | 110 | | wolverine | 100 | | grizzly | 87 | | dolphin | 63 | | albatross | 44 | | platypus | 23 | | cat | -1 | +----------------------+----------+
Ok so the first time I installedsnowballstemmer, it was because I thought the name was cool. But it's actually a pretty slick little library.snowballstemmerwill stem words in 15 different languages and also comes with a porter stemmer to boot.
from snowballstemmer import EnglishStemmer, SpanishStemmer EnglishStemmer().stemWord("Gregory") # Gregori SpanishStemmer().stemWord("amarillo") # amarill
Remember every time you wrote that web crawler for some specific purpose? Turns out somebody built it...and it's called wget. Recursively download a website? Grab every image from a page? Sidestep cookie traces? Done, done, and done.
Movie Mark Zuckerberg even says it himself
First up is Kirkland, they keep everything open and allow indexes on their apache configuration, so a little wget magic is enough to download the entire Kirkland 非死book. Kid stuff!
The Python version comes with just about every feature you could ask for and is easy to use.
import wget wget.download("http://www.open-open.com/") # 100% [............................................................................] 280385 / 280385
Note that another option for linux and osx users would be to use do:from sh import wget. However the Python wget module does have a better argument handline.
I'm not sure howPyMCgets left out of the mix so often.scikit-learnseems to be everyone's darling (as it should, it's fantastic), but in my opinion, not enough love is given toPyMC.
from pymc.examples import disaster_model from pymc import MCMC M = MCMC(disaster_model) M.sample(iter=10000, burn=1000, thin=10) [-----------------100%-----------------] 10000 of 10000 complete in 1.4 sec
If you don't already know it,PyMCis a library for doing Bayesian analysis. It's featured heavily in Cam Davidson-Pilon's Bayesian Methods for Hackers and has made cameos on a lot of popular data science/python blogs, but has never received the cult following akin toscikit-learn.
I can't risk you leaving this page and not knowing aboutsh.shlets you import shell commands into Python as functions. It's super useful for doing things that are easy in bash but you can't remember how to do in Python (i.e. recursively searching for files).
from sh import find find("/tmp") /tmp/foo /tmp/foo/file1.json /tmp/foo/file2.json /tmp/foo/file3.json /tmp/foo/bar/file3.json
Ranking in the top 10 of simplest libraries I've ever used (if you have 2-3 minutes, you can read through the source),fuzzywuzzyis a fuzzy string matching library built by the fine people at SeatGeek.
fuzzywuzzyimplements things like string comparison ratios, token ratios, and plenty of other matching metrics. It's great for creating feature vectors or matching up records in different databases.
from fuzzywuzzy import fuzz fuzz.ratio("Hit me with your best shot", "Hit me with your pet shark") # 85
You know those scripts you have where you do aprint "still going..."in that giant mess of a for loop you call your__main__? Yeah well instead of doing that, why don't you step up your game and start usingprogressbar?
progressbardoes pretty much exactly what you think it does...makes progress bars. And while this isn't exactly a data science specific activity, it does put a nice touch on those extra long running scripts.
Alas, as another GoogleCode outcast, it's not getting much love (the docs have 2 spaces for indents...2!!!). Do what's right and give it a good olepip install.
from progressbar import ProgressBar import time pbar = ProgressBar(maxval=10) for i in range(1, 11): pbar.update(i) time.sleep(1) pbar.finish() # 60% |########################################################
So while you're making your logs have nice progress bars, why not also make them colorful! It can actually be helpful for reminding yourself when things are going horribly wrong.
coloramais super easy to use. Just pop it into your scripts and add any text you want to print to a color:
I'm of the mind that there are really only a few tools one needs in programming: hashing, key/value stores, and universally unique ids.uuidis the built in Python UUID library. It implements versions 1, 3, 4, and 5 of the UUID standards and is really handy for doing things like...err...ensuring uniqueness.
That might sound silly, but how many times have you had records for a marketing campaign, or an e-mail drop and you want to make sure everyone gets their own promo code or id number?
And if you're worried about running out of ids, then fear not! The number of UUIDs you can generate is comparable to the number of atoms in the universe.
import uuid print uuid.uuid4() # e7bafa3d-274e-4b0a-b9cc-d898957b4b61
Well if you were a uuid you probably would be.
Shameless self-promotion here,bashplotlibis one of my creations. It lets you plot histograms and scatterplots using stdin. So while you might not find it replacing ggplot or matplotlib as your everyday plotting library, the novelty value is quite high. At the very least, use it as a way to spruce up your logs a bit.
$ pip install bashplotlib $ scatter --file data/texas.txt --pch x