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Should you be using QT for Python as a GUI?

Posted by Andy Brown on 21 June 2022

If you need to build a GUI system in Python, PyQt5 is probably the best choice, but don't take our word for it - read this blog and see what you think.

Tags:   Python | QT

A couple of software quirks

Posted by Andy Brown on 26 April 2022

What happens when you try to defy gravity in Python, and why Excel sometimes creates worksheets with foreign names

Tags:   Excel | General    |    Python | General

Running a Python script within Power Automate Desktop

Posted by Andy Brown on 29 March 2022

How can you pass a value from Power Automate Desktop to a Python script, and then get the results back? This blog explains how.

Tags:   Python | General    |    Power Automate Desktop | Scripting

Playing Wordle in Python

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 January 2022

A modest Python program to mimic the popular online Wordle game, using a Tkinter form and some basic classes.

Tags:   Python | Progamming

Extended and scheduled Python classes course

Posted by Andy Brown on 28 January 2022

We've extended our Python classes course from one day to two days to fit in many more topics, and also have now scheduled dates in our (and your?) diary.

Tags:   Python | Progamming

Looping over rows and columns for a Pandas dataframe

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 December 2021

This blog shows you various ways in which you can loop over the columns of a pandas dataframe, and also explains how to loop over the rows of a dataframe (together with why you should avoid doing this!).

Tags:   Python | Progamming

Creating executable files from Python programs using pyinstaller

Posted by Andy Brown on 17 December 2021

A summary of how to package up your Python program (including any referenced modules) into a single executable file.

Tags:   Python | Installation

A comparison of Python and C#

Posted by Andy Brown on 24 November 2021

Ten reasons why Python is a better programmng language than C# (and most other languages), as well as two reasons why it might not be.

Tags:   Visual C# | General    |    Python | General

Reading Outlook emails and downloading attachments using Python

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2021

This blog shows how you can use Python to loop over all of the emails in a folder in Outlook, saving the attachments for each to your hard disk.

Tags:   Python | Progamming

Python ModuleNotFoundError in VS Code using Code Runner

Posted by Andy Brown on 08 October 2021

How to solve the problem that Visual Studio Code can't find a module that you've imported.

Five differences between Python and other languages

Posted by Andy Brown on 31 August 2021

How does Python compare with other programming languages like C#, VB or SQL? This blog looks at the differences we've come across in preparing our Python courses and videos.

Tags:   Python | General
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