Open Source Entrepreneur – Launching a Project Successfully

Open Source Entrepreneur – Launching a Project Successfully

Being an open source entrepreneur is a long term effort and not just a weekend project. So think hard before you make the jump. More »

OSSummit – Open Source Summit 2017 is in LA this year

OSSummit – Open Source Summit 2017 is in LA this year

The OSSummit will be the highlight of the open source event of the year in North America. And if it is successful, we might see other smaller conferences focused around open source More »

Firefox Send – Snapchat for files

Firefox Send – Snapchat for files

Firefox Send allows users to upload files (word, pdf, spreadsheets, movies etc) up to the size of 1GB. The files are then encrypted and the link is sent to the end recipient. More »

How to setup virtual environment with Python3

How to setup virtual environment with Python3

In this tutorial, we will use Anaconda. It is an open source software, primarily designed to support scientific and analytic Python (and R) packages. More »

Coco – Opensource Blockchain framework from Microsoft

Coco – Opensource Blockchain framework from Microsoft

Blockchain technology is gaining a lot of interest in the enterprises these days. It is widely touted to be used and adopted initially by Healthcare, Finance, Supply Chain, manufacturing, IoT and many More »

 

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How to setup virtual environment with Python3

Python3 is now becoming extremely popular over the traditional Python2.7. And the reasons are varied but many. For one, the support for data science libraries in v3 is far better and greater than version 2. But for the most important and critical reason is, the popular Python 2.7 is being officially retired by 2020. Which simply means that there will be no official support for it beyond that year. So it’s time to migrate your code to the latest edition. Here in this tutorial, we will show how to setup a virtual environment for Python3 for our development purposes.

In this tutorial, we will use Anaconda. It is an open source software, primarily designed to support scientific and analytic Python (and R) packages. Over time it has grown to support  more than 700 packages in both Python2.7 and Python3.x versions. So along with the usual scientific packages like pandas, numpy, sklearn, we have the traditional offerings like Flask, Pymongo libraries supported natively. Furthermore, with the use of pip within anaconda, we can download all that is available for Python out there.

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World’s top programming languages are all open source

IEEE does an annual ranking of top programming languages and the results are shared mid year with the general public. For the past many years, proprietary software is losing ground to open source driven software languages. And this year, all of the top ten languages have totally gone open source.

IEEE tracks 48 different languages using 12 distinct metrics with their unique weights applied. This creates a listing which looks for emerging languages, popularity, jobs available among other factors. This year, the list has some new entrants like Go and Swift with Python topping for the first time beating out old rivals like C and C++.

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