New Year Python Meme 2012

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This is my second “Python meme” post. The first one was in 2011.

1. What is the coolest Python application, framework or library you have discovered in 2012?

I discovered lots of cool Python libraries. Most of them are now safely stored in my Python Quora board. I think I would have to mention either Lettuce or PyOpenGL.

2. What new programming technique did you learn in 2012?

None, I think.

3. What is the name of the open source project you contributed the most in 2012? What did you do?

NumPy. I wrote NumPy Cookbook, which was published by Packt Publishing in October.

4. What was the Python blog or website you read the most in 2012?

Just like in 2011, I have been reading the NumPy, SciPy and Matplotlib online documentation a lot.

5. What are the three top things you want to learn in 2013?

There are lots of things I am interested in, but if I have to pick 3 things I would pick these items:

  1. OpenGL.
  2. Investing.
  3. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and natural language processing.

I did an OpenGL course in university, but did not finish it, because I was too busy with my graduation project. Now more than a decade later I would like to pick up OpenGL again.

I think there is no point denying that I am interested in investing. It can’t be helped. Some people seem to think that it’s just evil gambling of the worst kind. They are probably right too.

The last item should help me to create an evil investing bot, that can gamble on my behalf as long as markets are open.

6. What are the top software, app or lib you wish someone would write in 2013?

I think I mentioned the all powerful evil AI bot already.

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