Mathspp Blog

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If I scramble a Rubik's cube for long enough, will it solve itself?

In this Pydon't you will learn the Python string methods translate and maketrans.

In this Pydon't you'll learn the importance of using good names and I'll give some tips to help you.

Can you solve this little minesweeper puzzle?

In this article of the NNFwP series we'll do the “teacher-student” experiment with two neural networks, where one network will learn directly from the other.

It's night time and 4 friends need to cross a fragile bridge, but they only have one torch. What's the order in which they should cross?

In this Pydon't I talk about Python style and I go over some tools you can use to help you remain within a consistent style.

In this Pydon't I show you why refactoring is important and show you how to do it in little steps, so that it doesn't become too overwhelming.

Three friends are given three different numbers that add up to a dozen. Can you figure out everyone's numbers?

Does elegance matter when writing computer programs..?

This Pydon't walks you through the usages of the __name__ dunder method and how to use it effectively.

You have two magical ropes that you can set on fire and you need to count 45 minutes. How do you do it?

The purpose of this Pydon't is to show you what underscores are used for in Python, and to show you how to write more idiomatic code with them.

You are on vacation and must find the most efficient way to cross all bridges. How will you do that?

In this Pydon't we will take a look at the reduce function, which used to be a built-in function and is currently in the functools module.

This article will twist and bend your mind a little bit, as we go over some interesting self-referential concepts and objects.

In this Pydon't we explore what Boolean short-circuiting for the and and or operators is, and how to use this functionality to write more expressive code.

Alice and Bob sit across each other, ready for their game of coins. Who will emerge victorious?

Can you find a really large triangle that is also really tiny?

In this Pydon't we conclude the slicing trilogy and take a look at the inner workings of Python slicing, from the built-in slice type to the dunder method __getitem__ and its siblings.