“Researchers find bug in #Python script may have affected hundreds of [scientific] studies [in biology]”
“#Willoughby_Hoye” scripts used OS call that caused incorrect measurements on some platforms.
The paper showing the problem: ▻https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.orglett.9b03216
Python’s creator thinks it has a diversity problem — Quartz
In a rare interview with the programmer in October last year, which was recently published on YouTube, he was asked about the lack of diversity among the people working on open-source programming languages. He noted that it was an issue, and said that those who ignore it, because open-source projects are available for anyone to contribute, are not seeing the full picture.
“It’s not just joining a project that’s the problem, it’s staying in the project, which means you have to feel comfortable exchanging emails and code reviews… with people that you don’t know personally but you communicate frequently with online,” he said. Van Rossum thinks that these exchanges can be difficult for women because of unconscious bias and male-driven cultural norms within open-source communities.
“It’s not just about writing the code, but you have stand up for your code and defend your code, and there is a certain male attitude that is endemic in many projects where a woman would just not feel comfortable claiming that she is right,” he explained. “A guy who knows less than that woman might honestly believe [he is right], so they present a much more confident image.” In his experience, van Rossum sees incompetent men’s ideas gaining acceptance more often than merited because they are more forceful in how they present them.
Van Rossum believes that the different attitudes of women and men in programming communities is due to wider societal problems that we need to fix from the bottom up. “I’ve always felt that feminism was right and we need to change the whole society,” he said. In the meantime, he feels a responsibility to act in the places he has influence, like in the Python community.
He believes the key to making open-source communities more inclusive is establishing (and enforcing) codes of conduct and mentoring. Van Rossum says that he now mentors women and underrepresented minority programmers. “But white guys can forget it,” he said. “They are not the ones who need it most.” (In typical programmer speak, he calls mentoring a “completely distributed, democratic approach.”)
Rather, he thinks it’s important that men are educated about their biases. “[There are] some guys who are super defensive when you tell about this shit, but the majority of guys just don’t know any better,” he said. “The first time I heard the term unconscious bias was maybe five years ago and it was an eye opener.” It’s changed him, and he thinks it could change others.
Utilisation de la vision par ordinateur pour redresser des images
Dans un module de comparaison d’images, lorsque deux photographies ne sont pas cadrées de la même manière, non-superposable, c’est frustrant. On vous propose ici d’y remédier avec du redressement d’images par homographie.
How to Hire a Python Developer With Right Skill Set?
Bram Cohen has beautifully crafted Python language in a nutshell, as “simple, clean syntax, object encapsulation, good library support and optional named parameters”.Hence hiring a Python developer is the best approach for any company where it has a huge potential to grow any business to a great extent. Some of the pioneers in the technology industry like YouTube, Reddit, NASA, PayPal, Spotify, Quora etc are the popular projects that are built using Python language. Hire a python developer to get benefited from the compelling features of the Python program.Why Python is a preferable language among the companies?In the era of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning certain programming languages always have a standard demand in the market irrespective of the evolution of other niche (...)
#python is First Step to Data Science
The steadily increasing importance of data science across industries has led to a rapid demand for data scientists. It’s been said that the role of data scientist is the 21st century’s sexiest job title. If you wonder why it has become such a sought after position these days, the short answer is that there has been a huge explosion in both data generated and captured by organizations and common people and data scientists are the people who derive valuable insights from that data and figure out what can be done with it.If you go through some job advertisements for data scientists, you’ll see that expertise in data science and Python are considered as two of the most crucial skills described.In this post, we’re going to discuss why these skills are considered must for data scientists.1- What (...)
Pyodide: Bringing the scientific #Python stack to the browser - Mozilla Hacks - the Web developer blog
Pyodide is an experimental project from Mozilla to create a full Python data science stack that runs entirely in the browser.
Our 25 Favorite Data Science Courses From Harvard To Udemy
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10 Great Articles On Data Science And Data Engineering
Data science and #programming are such rapidly expanding specialities it is hard to keep up with all the articles that come out from Google, Uber, Netflix and one off engineers. We have been reading several over the past few weeks and wanted to share some of our top blog posts for this week April 2019!We hope you enjoy these articles.Building and Scaling Data Lineage at NetflixBy: Di Lin, Girish Lingappa, Jitender AswaniImagine yourself in the role of a data-inspired decision maker staring at a metric on a dashboard about to make a critical business decision but pausing to ask a question — “Can I run a check myself to understand what data is behind this metric?”Now, imagine yourself in the role of a software engineer responsible for a micro-service which publishes data consumed by few critical (...)
Building a #serverless Data Pipeline with #aws S3 Lamba and DynamoDB
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Running #selenium and Headless Chrome on #aws Lambda Layers
Selenium and Headless Chrome on AWS Lambda LayersAWS has extended the timeout limit for Lambda functions from 5 to 15 minutes, also AWS released new Lambda layers feature at re:Invent 2018, with these new features, we can now move Selenium tests to server-less frameworks without any performance issues!After many attempts of using different version of chrome drivers and binaries — I eventually find a way to get it work — ChromeDriver was able to run and interact with Headless Chrome inside a Lambda Layer.I created #serverless Framework (≥1.34.0) project to publish and use Lambda Layers with Selenium and Headless Chrome, thus team is able to do UI test using Python without running Selenium on server or local machine.Selenium and Headless ChromeIncompatible versions of serverless-chrome, (...)
#learning Data Science : Our Favorite Data Science #books
Originally Posted HereWhether you are just breaking into data science, or you are looking to improve your data science skills. Books are one great method to get a base level understanding of specific topics. Now, we personally believe nothing beats experience, but in lieu of that, taking a course or reading a book is a great way possibilities that you can build on later when you are trying to practically approach data science.In data science, there are many topics to cover, so we wanted to focused on several specific topics. This post will cover books on #python, R programming, big data, SQL and just some generally good reads for data scientists.Heads Up! — This post contains referral links from Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a (...)
How I finally started learning new things like #cryptography
My experience taking the course Cryptography I by Stanford as offered by Coursera.The first rule of cryptography is never to implement one yourself. “It’s going to get crushed to dust by anyone who knows what they’re doing”mithi/simple-cryptographyLife as I’ve known itI do believe that everyone deep down at one point in their lives has thought that Cryptography — the art of writing and solving codes — is fascinating and considered learning more about it. People want to keep secrets safe, and people want to know the secrets of others.When I was a young child, as a game, my friends and I used to make “cipher algorithms”. These were basically just substitution ciphers with a few complicated but totally useless rules added. It’s embarrassing and quite frankly stupid, but I guess we had fun like with most (...)
#learning Data Science : Our Favorite #python Resources
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How to FaaS like a pro: 12 uncommon ways to invoke your #serverless functions on #aws [Part 1]
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Why is Python Used for Machine Learning?
You might have heard about the python which is the topmost programming language of the computers. It is a high-level programming language which is having dynamic semantics. As it, language is very easy and readable, so it reduces the cost of program maintenance.As Python is considered to be the simplest programming language of all, its usage is also ranked in the topmost place. In regard to this, a few seconds are needed to spend at the below-given graph:One of the major advantages of its being easy is that it is very easy to interface with other languages as well particularly with C and C++. So let’s spend our little time to know what is the impact of using Python for machine learning.Have a look below:▻https://medium.com/media/f75e2226e309ed615490fe00e506261c/hrefWhy python holds an (...)
Histogram Equalization in #python from Scratch
Histogram Equalization is one of the fundamental tools in the image processing toolkit. It’s a technique for adjusting the pixel values in an image to enhance the contrast by making those intensities more equal across the board. Typically, the histogram of an image will have something close to a normal distribution, but equalization aims for a uniform distribution. In this article, we’re going to program a histogram equalizer in python from scratch. If you want to see the full code, I’ve included a link to a Jupyter notebook at the bottom of this article. Now, if you’re ready, let’s dive in!Before anything, we have to do some setup. Let’s import the libraries we’ll be using throughout the program, load in the image, and display (...)
10 Great Articles On Data Science And #programming!
Data science and programming are two topics that continue to expand and evolve as computation, knowledge bases and best practices continue to improve. This makes it very difficult to keep up with all the new articles and bodies of thought. So We compiled a list of 10 articles we or other people have enjoyed in the past year or so on the topics of programming, data science and machine learning. We hope they provide you new perspective as well as practical advice.1. Why businesses fail at machine learningby Cassie KozyrkovImagine hiring a chef to build you an oven or an electrical engineer to bake bread for you. When it comes to machine learning, that’s the kind of mistake I see businesses making over and over.If you’re opening a bakery, it’s a great idea to hire an experienced baker (...)
Bien configurer ses #Tests #Python avec tox et Travis
Le plus difficile dans le développement des tests unitaires c’est souvent de se motiver à écrire les premières lignes... Alors qu’une fois que c’est initié, ça devient très simple d’en ajouter. Nous verrons dans cet article de blog comment le faire rapidement avec tox et Travis !
i-1000th idea to make money online via #python-chained sqlmaps!
My i-1000th idea to make money online came to me one morning when playing around with Kali tools and gaining access to stuff I shouldn’t have access to. There was a little bit of a moral dilemma that came to play when I thought to myself about the opportunity to see if someone’s password was re-used on other sites when I found 10s 1000s of them in plain text, or create a mailing list to sell like merchandise from lists of 10s 1000s emails on different sites online… but I thought I’d take the whitehat approach and see if I could make people aware of some of their security holes in exchange for the opportunity to sell them security solutions.#1) Create a #pentesting automated script that identifies open databases or other security holesThere’s myriad tools that come to mind to make this (...)
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