Popular Python cookbook recipes – small Python programs, with example code samples to get you started on the language, and give you in-depth knowledge.
There’s a few things you can do with an interpreter in your app. One of the most interesting is giving your users the ability to script your app at runtime, like GIMP and Scribus do, but it can also be used to build enhanced Python shells, like IPython. First things first: Start by importing the […]Read More
Overview So I was playing around with Python decorators the other day (as you do). I always wondered if you could get Python to validate the function parameter types and/or the return type, much like static languages. Some people would say this is useful, whereas others would say it’s never necessary due to Python’s dynamic […]Read More
Sometimes we need to find the duplicate files in our file system, or inside a specific folder. In this tutorial we are going to code a Python script to do this. This script works in Python 3.x. The program is going to receive a folder or a list of folders to scan, then is going […]Read More
In the last article, titled How to Recursively Copy a Folder (Directory) in Python, I covered how to copy a folder recursively from one place to another. As useful as that is, there is still something else that we could add that would make copying a directory much more user friendly! Enter the progress bar […]Read More
When you take photographs and post it onto the internet, it is often handy adding a watermark to prevent and discourage unauthorized copies or image theft. Below is a simple Python script that uses the PIL module to watermark your images. It adds a visible text watermark to the image using the system font.
from PIL import Image, ImageDraw, ImageFont, ImageEnhance
import os, sys
FONT = 'Arial.ttf'
So. What’s better than making a list of video files on your hard disc drive? Let’s make a list of all video files in a folder, and all other folders in it! What is a Recursive Python Function? Recursion is a concept in computer science. Essentially, it divides a problem into sub-problems. Recursion in Python generally […]Read More
Python offers a lot of powerful and easy to use tools for scraping websites. One of Python’s useful modules to scrape websites is known as Beautiful Soup. In this example we’ll provide you with a Beautiful Soup example, known as a ‘web scraper’. This will get data from a Yahoo Finance page about stock options. […]Read More
Python is a very powerful scripting language and you will be pleasantly surprised to find that a lot of the common functions you would want to build are available to you in library form. The Python ecosystem is very alive and full of libraries. Point in case, today I will show you how to easily […]Read More