Saturday 30 September 2023

Python Coding challenge - Day 24 What is the output of the following Python code?

 



The above code provided is creating two sets, st1 and st2, and then using the - operator to find the difference between st2 and st1. The - operator in this context performs a set difference operation, which returns a new set containing the elements that are in st2 but not in st1.


Here's the step-by-step breakdown of the code:


st1 is a set containing the elements {1, 2, 3}.

st2 is a set containing the elements {2, 3, 4}.

st2 - st1 calculates the set difference between st2 and st1.

The result of st2 - st1 will be a new set containing the elements that are in st2 but not in st1. In this case, it will be {4}, because 4 is in st2 but not in st1.


So, when you run the code, it will output: 4

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Python is now becoming the number 1 programming language for data science. Due to python’s simplicity and high readability, it is gaining its importance in the financial industry.  The course combines both python coding and statistical concepts and applies into analyzing financial data, such as stock data.


By the end of the course, you can achieve the following using python:


- Import, pre-process, save and visualize financial data into pandas Dataframe


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- Recall and apply the important statistical concepts (random variable, frequency, distribution, population and sample, confidence interval, linear regression, etc. ) into financial contexts


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Friday 29 September 2023

Foundations of Data Science: K-Means Clustering in Python (Free Course)

 


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Define and explain the key concepts of data clustering    

Demonstrate understanding of the key constructs and features of the Python language.    

Implement in Python the principle steps of the K-means algorithm.    

Design and execute a whole data clustering workflow and interpret the outputs.    

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Wednesday 6 September 2023

Problem: Implement a Stack using Python

 Implement a stack data structure in Python. A stack is a linear data structure that follows the Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) principle, where the last element added to the stack is the first one to be removed.


Your task is to create a Python class called Stack that has the following methods:


push(item): Adds an item to the top of the stack.

pop(): Removes and returns the item from the top of the stack.

peek(): Returns the item currently at the top of the stack without removing it.

is_empty(): Returns True if the stack is empty, and False otherwise.

size(): Returns the number of items in the stack.

You can implement the stack using a list as the underlying data structure.


Here's a basic structure for the Stack class:

class Stack:

    def __init__(self):

        # Initialize an empty stack

        pass


    def push(self, item):

        # Add item to the top of the stack

        pass


    def pop(self):

        # Remove and return the item from the top of the stack

        pass


    def peek(self):

        # Return the item at the top of the stack without removing it

        pass


    def is_empty(self):

        # Return True if the stack is empty, False otherwise

        pass


    def size(self):

        # Return the number of items in the stack

        pass


Monday 4 September 2023

What is the purpose of the @property decorator in Python?

A) It marks a method as a property, allowing it to be accessed like an attribute.

B) It defines a new class.

C) It marks a method as static, meaning it can only be called on the class and not on instances of the class.

D) It marks a method as a class method.


Answer:

A) It marks a method as a property, allowing it to be accessed like an attribute.

What is the purpose of the __str__ method in a Python class?

A) It defines a new instance variable.

B) It initializes the class object.

C) It specifies the return type of a method.

D) It defines a string representation of the object when using `str()`.


Answer : 

D) It defines a string representation of the object when using str().

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