Sunday, October 24, 2021
Coding Education STEM

Estimating reading time for any content (Python)

We occasionally see reading time estimates in online news, blog sites, and even in promotional contents. This estimate is important because it tells the reader upfront how much the content may take to read. There are several extensive studies done internationally (in English speaking countries) that demonstrate that people tend to read messages/contents up to […]

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Coding Education STEM

Using Directions & Travel APIs with Excel, Python. 1/2

In this blog, I’ll share tips on how to consume RESTful APIs for maps. Specifically, getting a location point info, getting distance and travel times between two points, and even turn-by-turn driving directions. With the techniques, we can also get walking and transit mode of travel info. I’ll be leveraging Bing Maps APIs as they’re […]

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Be the right kind of ‘Mean’

No, I’m not talking about stingy, spiteful kind…rather mathematical mean: arithmetic and statistical means to be exact. In fact, a handful of mean functions and applications. In most common situations, when we say ‘Mean’ even the statisticians mean the Average…or the arithmetic mean we all know since early childhood. We continue use it because while […]

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Education STEM

A Very Simple Etch A Sketch Type Program (Python)

Here’s a fun, little application using Python. In this post, I demonstrate drawing lines using just the arrow keys on the keyboard (up/down/left/right). The drawing direction is determined by the arrow key pressed as shown in the clip below: With each keypress a line is drawn in the direction of the arrow head, which is […]

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