Tag Archives: python

  • Fibonacci Sequence

    Wrapped In Python – Edition 6 – Fibonacci Sequence

    I have been insanely busy over the past month so I haven’t been spending as much time practicing python as I would have liked.  About a month ago, in my continued obsession with the beauty of mathematics, I gave myself the task of figuring out how to generate the Fibonacci Sequence using python.  I knew, […]

  • Math Quizzer Python

    Wrapped In Python – Edition 5 – 3rd Grade Math Tutor

    I have a daughter in 3rd grade who started the year off with reviews of the addition and subtraction she learned last year.  Fortunately, her school is private and doesn’t do any of the dumb Common Core math that I have seen other parents complaining about.  My daughter understands the concepts of addition and subtraction […]

  • Wrapped In Python – Edition 4 – Primitive Root Finder

    Mostly because of their importance in some types of  asymmetric cryptography (Diffie-Hellman, RSA) I have a fascination with prime numbers.  I enjoy occasionally checking on the latest discovery of ever larger prime numbers.  As I write the largest known prime has more than 17, 425, 170 digits in it.  That’s a big-ass number!   Many […]

  • Using the Percent Sign in Python

    I have started and stopped learning python an embarrassing number of times.  Guess what?  I’m at it again.  For reasons I cannot adequately explain I have never really been able to latch on to it.  I am, after all, a networking guy at heart.  I have always wanted to write my own code but in some geek form of writer’s block I could never come up with a “why” for programming.  As I learned I never made that all important leap into the realm of, “Here’s how I can utilize this to make my life better|cooler|easier.”  Ponderous, I know.  Well now I find myself overrun with ideas for programs I want to write.  I’m brimming with them.  Can’t tell you what they are, mind you.  I, like most, am waiting for people to know me by my truncated last name (Zuck, ya’ see).

    As a form of penance I always start back at the beginning of python.  I force myself to read (albeit quickly) the chapter on what python is and why it’s good and then I read the section on how to install python (Windows).  As I type this (on my iMac) I am running an Ubuntu VM and a Window 8 VM (God, I hate Windows 8).  Python is python is python, of course.  I just like to see if anything is different anywhere (which I don’t expect it to be).  It’s good to go through the motions, even with OS’ I don’t use as often any more (Windows), and make sure I stay honest about them all.