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September Presentation Night: Favorite Libraries

I asked people about their favorite libraries, and we have 6 presenters giving a quick look at the tools they think you should know about!

Neil Tenenholz: mrjob

Lindsay Raymond: Funcy

Gene Dolgin: NamedList

Scott Sanderson: click

Amandalynne Pallada: NLTK

Ned Jackson Lovely: itsdangerous

Pizza will be provided by Akamai


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks a bunch for the meetup. I wrote a hopefully-helpful little writeup: http://www.matthewcornell.org/blog/2015/9/25/brief-report-boston-python-user-group-favorite-libraries-mee.html . Please let me know if I made mistakes.

    September 25, 2015

    • Chris P.

      Thanks so much for this Matthew! This was immensely helpful. I wanted to go but had a production implosion at work.

      September 28, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Np Chris.

      September 28, 2015

  • Neil T.

    IPython notebook here: https://github.com/ntenenz/boston-python-meetup

    I've also included the files needed to run the demos. Please remember, you will need to first pip install mrjob and then run the code from the terminal using the correct syntax (rather than in the notebook itself).

    September 25, 2015

  • William S H.

    Excellent meetup. Great overview of several interesting libraries - nice presentations! Thank you all

    September 25, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's that link to the NLTK book again: http://www.nltk.org/book/

    Dropbox link to my slides:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/rcgurbgu11ji485/NLTK%20--%20BPUG%20Talk.pdf?dl=0

    For those in the audience who answered "yes" to having used NLTK before, I'd love to know what you used it for! Also willing to answer any other questions.

    4 · September 25, 2015

  • Lindsey R.

    Link to slides for 'getting funcy with Python' : http://slides.com/lindseyraymond/deck
    Happy to answer any further questions

    4 · September 25, 2015

  • Sid i.

    Interesting presentations and real handy libraries to know

    September 24, 2015

  • Santos A.

    Very entertaining and interesting talks!

    1 · September 24, 2015

  • Lee S.

    Thanks, presenters.
    Can slides and relevant URLs be posted somewhere? Was difficult to read most code examples.

    1 · September 24, 2015

  • Eric M.

    Great talks!

    September 24, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone have parking suggestions for someone visiting from out of town? Thanks!

    September 23, 2015

    • Mick T.

      At MIT:

      http://web.mit.edu/fa...­

      >Employees or others who do not have an MIT parking permit can park in any non-gated lot on campus after 5 PM on weekdays, and all day on weekends and MIT holidays.

      September 24, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks a ton, everyone. Mick: Perfect.

      2 · September 24, 2015

  • Olimpia Estela C.

    I'm away for the week.

    September 21, 2015

  • gleb b.

    Ughh, cannot make it, hoped to find out more about Funcy!

    1 · September 17, 2015

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