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Let me tell you why it is impossible to truly master Python, but also show you how to get as close to it as possible.

This article is an in-depth analysis of Python solutions to the β€œSonar Sweep” problem, which is day 1 of Advent of Code 2021.

Today I learned about the symmetry in indexing from the beginning and end of a list with the bitwise invert operator.

Today I learned how to write the Quicksort algorithm in a weird functional style.

This article will teach you about the minimax algorithm and alpha-beta pruning, from a beginner's perspective.

This article compares the three main string formatting methods in Python and suggests which methods to use in each situation.

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.