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Episode 102: Making Your Notebook Interactive and Using Python's Assert

The Real Python Podcast

Mar 18, 2022 47m

Would you like to build visualizations that allow your audience to play with data? How do you effectively use Python’s assert statement during development? This week on the show, Christopher Trudeau is here, and he’s brought another batch of PyCoder’s Weekly articles and projects.

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We talk about an article that shows how to build interactive visualizations with pandas, seaborn, and ipywidgets. These widgets allow you to add sliders, buttons, and dropdown menus to your Jupyter Notebooks.

Christopher shares the Real Python article “Python’s assert: Debug and Test Your Code Like a Pro”. It covers how to use assert statements to document, debug, and test code while in development.

We cover several other articles and projects from the Python community, including a news roundup, code review guidelines for data science teams, a project to manage your to-do lists using Python and Django, a Python 4 dream list, a static site generator based on Django, and a book of practical Python projects.


  • 00:00:00 – Introduction
  • 00:02:12 – Tomli TOML Parser Will Be in Python 3.11 Standard Library
  • 00:03:53 – Python Core Moving Bug Tracking to Github
  • 00:05:54 – Python Release: Python 3.11.0a6
  • 00:06:09 – PEPs have a new home with a shiny, new theme!
  • 00:07:03 – Python’s assert: Debug and Test Your Code Like a Pro
  • 00:10:35 – Sponsor: FusionAuth
  • 00:11:12 – Interactive Visualizations with Pandas, Seaborn and Ipywidgets
  • 00:16:06 – Code Review Guidelines for Data Science Teams
  • 00:19:22 – Manage Your To-Do Lists Using Python and Django
  • 00:23:56 – Video Course Spotlight
  • 00:24:56 – Your Python 4 Dream List
  • 00:34:37 – django-distill | Static Site Generator Based on Django
  • 00:38:40 – Practical Python Projects Book
  • 00:46:02 – Thanks and Goodbye


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