New features for Twitter Direct Messages transform it into a chat platform

The market for chat and messaging tools is a busy one, with the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and countless others all vying for attention. Keen as ever to appeal to as many users as possible, Twitter is constantly trying to reinvent itself, and it’s currently doing this by revamping its Direct Messages feature. Having already dropped the 140-character limit some time ago, Twitter has now introduced even more features that make it more chat-friendly. Among the changes is a typing indicator which lets chat participants know when others are responding to messages. Continuing the theme of aping Facebook Messenger… [Continue Reading]

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Python Data Science Handbook Supplemental Materials

Supplemental materials for my OReilly project, the
Python Data Science Handbook

See also the free companion project, A Whirlwind Tour of Python.

Code Listings

All the code from the book can be found in code_listings.
The code is in IPython notebooks, organized by book chapter and section.

Figure Appendix

Nearly every figure used in the book was generated using Matplotlib.
Most figures are generated by the code within the text; those few that are not
can be found in the online-only Figure Appendix

Full Notebooks

The full notebooks, containing the entire text of the book, will be posted here as soon as the copy-edit process is finished. Stay tuned!


The code here is released under the MIT license. Read more at the Open Source Initiative.

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