NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE!
This month we will be travelling to the new Dublin Library to hear Brian Costlow talk, and if there is time, Ben Ogorek.
Brian's talk is titled "You Want me to Put What Where? A primer on multiple assignment and sequence unpacking."
Starting with simple multiple assignment and tuple unpacking, we'll ramp up to some advanced uses for dealing with structured, nested data.
Then we'll look at some alternate syntax for the left side of an assignment that can clarify what we're assigning, as well as a technique that can reduce the need for slicing.
We'll show how some of these techniques can be used to make more beautiful loops.
We'll talk about mental models , a mental model for what's happening when we do multiple assignments -- and how giving new developers proper mental models for what's happening helps avoid bugs.
To reinforce our mental model, we'll use the dis module to disassemble the bytecode of some multiple assignment statements.
If there is time, Ben Ogorek will be talking about a package he is developing called "datascroller" (https://github.com/baogorek/datascroller) that allows data scientists to easily scroll a data frame interactively in the console. It's based on the curses library.
NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE! We will be meeting at the new Dublin Library in Meeting Rooms 2&3. There is free surface lot or parking garage parking behind the library.
We will promptly end at 8pm and adjourn across the street to Brazenhead (not on 5th :-).
Hope to see you there!