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This is a short article on how I quickly used APL to verify my combinatorics calculations.

Today I learned you can use pathlib to read the contents of a file.

When you call a function in Python and give it some arguments... Are they passed by value? No! By reference? No! They're passed by assignment.

Today I learned how the rich comparison protocol and, in particular, how eq works behind the scenes.

Today I learned that Python 3.5+ supports the operator @ for matrix multiplication.

Today I learned that you can use emojis as variable names in Python if you use pythonji.

Today I learned that Python generators can return a value.

Today I learned about the built-in function vars in Python.

Today I learned that the .join method in Python is a two-pass algorithm, and that's why joining a list comprehension is faster than a generator expression.

Today I learned about the math.nextafter method.

This Pydon't will teach you how to use Python's conditional expressions.

Today I learned that files can also be unpacked in Python.

This Pydon't will teach you how the basics of list comprehensions in Python.

Today I learned strings can also be unpacked in Python.

Today I learned about an algorithm that Python uses to sort out inheritance.

Today I learned about the ICPO rule for attribute lookup in Python.

Today I learned how to do ceiling division in Python just with //.

This Pydon't will teach you how to use the set and frozenset Python built-in types.

In this Pydon't you'll learn how to make the best use possible of the Python REPL.

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