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    [–] Daily Chat Thread - December 13, 2017 thirdegree 1 points ago in cscareerquestions

    We learn about modeling languages (UML) and all the different kinds of diagrams, then all the life-cycle models, then maturity models (SPICE, CMMI) and so on.

    I hated that class in Uni. The last time I needed to actually know from memory any of it was during the final exam.

    [–] Question about python loops and modules thirdegree 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    Are loops considered a built in function?

    They're more fundamental than that. They're part of the language itself.

    If so, is X built into this function?

    x is the variable that gets assigned each value in whatever you're looping over. It doesn't have to be x it can be any valid variable name. So, yes I think if I understand what you're asking.

    Are there any other python things that X works with?

    Not sure what you mean

    [–] How to extract data from another website and use it for your own? thirdegree 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Bot detection will try and stop you

    And since this is youtube, it will succeed.

    [–] How to extract data from another website and use it for your own? thirdegree 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    And to be clear, that amount of queries is something like 1 million a day. If you're finding that to be a roadblock, I'd hope you're making enough money off whatever you're doing that you can afford to pay for more!

    [–] Gotta be prepared for the future. thirdegree 136 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    The real question is are P = NP memes a subset of P != NP memes

    [–] what happens in vegas stays in vegas thirdegree 1 points ago in ProgrammerHumor

    $ false && echo hello
    $
    

    pipe doesn't stop passing output if a process fails, and ; doesn't stop on failure either. && does.

    [–] understanding a code thirdegree 2 points ago in learnpython

    Do programmers create unit tests often?

    Some do! I don't tend to, because I write shorter scripts that don't really lend themselves to unit testing. If I wrote more complicated or longer things, I would.

    They're never necessary, but they make everything a lot easier.

    [–] understanding a code thirdegree 2 points ago in learnpython

    What is the advantage of classes,

    In this context, it's good practice and builds good habits. In general, it makes it easier to break down and reason about problems, and tends to reduce code duplication.

    what is the unit test for, is it for testing the program if it works?

    More for if you're changing, updating, modifying it unit tests make sure it should still work. Like above, in this context it's mostly just good practice.

    [–] Do you find this exercise difficult? thirdegree 1 points ago in learnpython

    If I'm allowed to use datetime, 5-10 min. Otherwise, Idk half an hour maybe?

    [–] Is there any good reason NOT to learn Python? thirdegree 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Any language can, sure. Python has packages like numpy and pandas that are beyond fantastic for research though.

    [–] Why does it seem that everyone starts learning front end before back end? thirdegree 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Front end gives you an immediate payoff. You make a change, refresh, and suddenly your button is blue and changes color when you click it or whatever. You immediately get that feeling of "I get it!"

    With back end, the payoff is more delayed. To the point that if you haven't learned to treat fixing a bug or successfully compiling as its own reward you may not get any payoff until it's done.

    [–] Does (n % 2 == 1) Always Return an Odd Integer? thirdegree 2 points ago in learnprogramming

    Don't try to outsmart your compiler. Your compiler is smarter than you. It's smarter than me. It's smarter than the vast majority of programmers.

    [–] Is there any good reason NOT to learn Python? thirdegree 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    Latex is easy as fuck, if you can't code some basic sentences, you DEFINITELY should not be attempting to make use of Python.

    I hardly know LaTeX, just enough that I can edit a template. My job has me writing Python all day most days.

    [–] Is there any good reason NOT to learn Python? thirdegree 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    unless you are writing lengthy reports or documentation,

    Or resume! LaTeX resume looks super professional.

    [–] Is there any good reason NOT to learn Python? thirdegree 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    I'd argue that it's better to pick up Python and learn some bad habits than to pick up Java and give up because it's just not as easy and fun.

    [–] Is there any good reason NOT to learn Python? thirdegree 1 points ago in learnprogramming

    And it can offload the really hard stuff to c++. Which is why it's so heavily used in research.

    [–] Is there any good reason NOT to learn Python? thirdegree 4 points ago in learnprogramming

    Python 2 is installed. (Python 3 is so much better.)

    Ugh my only complaint about my current job. Everything is 2.7 and it'd be a huge pain to fix but 3 is so much better.

    [–] Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists thirdegree 2 points ago in politics

    Terms like "centrist", "far right", etc., only make sense within the context of a certain political climate.

    Yes, and people that say democrats are center left to center right are using the political climate of the first world.

    [–] Advice for CompSci at Tempe thirdegree -2 points ago in ASU

    Here's the shocker about STEM in general. Nobody gives a shit who you are, where you come from, or what's between your legs.

    Bullllllllllllllshit. STEM has just as much politics and bias as any other group, plus a ton of people who think... well, exactly what you just said. Which is actually harmful because it works against positive changes.

    You're right about the rest tho

    [–] Advice for 2018 Freshman? thirdegree 2 points ago in ASU

    It's more important to go to class than to go out.

    It's still really important to go out tho. Networking is super important and so is just destressing.

    [–] What happens when you pull the plug on the Marianas Trench [OC] thirdegree 1 points ago in dataisbeautiful

    let me know and I'll put a blog post together covering the technical side in a more digestible way.

    Yes please!