How To Compare Python Dictionaries

The easiest way to compare Python dictionaries is simply to use the same equality operator you use on other Python types, “==”. This works great for most cases, but it relies on the behavior of “==” for the values involved. If you need a more strict test, this can be done in a few lines of code.

What Is a Python Package?

A Python package is simply a directory, usually containing Python modules (source files with the .py extension). It frequently will include a special marker file, __init__.py. Packages can easily be created and used locally, and published packages can be installed using pip. Learning to install public packages and create packages locally is not difficult, though … Read more

Is Python Slow? Separating the Myths from the Facts

Winning the foot race.

Yes, it’s true that Python is slower at runtime than some other languages, but it’s fast enough for the tasks for which it is commonly used. Yes, it’s true that Python is slower at runtime than some other languages, but it’s fast enough for the tasks for which it is commonly used. For the most common tasks, the popular libraries use well-optimized C code — but you don’t need to know C to use them. We separate the facts from the myths.

Pip vs Pipenv: Which is better and which to learn first?

Pipenv and pip are both excellent tools for installing and managing Python dependencies that are widely adopted and work extremely well.

Learning pip well first is the choice we recommend. Pip is established and widely known, so many teams prefer pip and venv to manage dependencies and virtual environments. Pipenv makes a few things simpler, but for every thing it simplifies, it makes other things more complex than they need to be.