Lynx Roundup, May 20th 2020

Lynx Roundup, May 20th 2020

Fast subsets of large datasets with Pandas and SQLite! Using treq to make async calls in Python! Deep learning with FastAI!

Matthew Alhonte
Matthew Alhonte
Machine learning-assisted molecular design for high-performance organic photovoltaic materials
To synthesize high-performance materials for organic photovoltaics (OPVs) that convert solar radiation into direct current, materials scientists must meaningfully establish the relationship between chemical structures and their photovoltaic properties. In a new study on Science Advances, Wenbo Sun a…
Fast subsets of large datasets with Pandas and SQLite
Let’s say you have a large amount of data, too large to fit in memory, and you want to load part of it into Pandas. If you’re only going to load one specific subset a single time, you can use chunking. But what if you need to load different subsets of the data at different times? Loading the whole f…
Missouri nurse who raised concerns about lack of protective gear dies of coronavirus a week before her retirement
Celia Yap Banago, who had worked at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri for 40 years, died of COVID-19 after caring for a patient, the National Nurses Union said.
Mystery of snails with iron shells that survive inside white-hot volcanoes
A team at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has decoded the genome of the volcano-dwelling scaly-foot snail, which can live in remarkably hot temperatures
Get started using treq to make async calls in Python
The Twisted Requests (treq) package is an HTTP client built on the popular Twisted library that is used for asynchronous requests. Async libraries offer the ability to do large amounts of network requests in parallel with relatively little CPU impact. This can be useful in HTTP clients that need to …
Draft of the fastai book. Contribute to fastai/fastbook development by creating an account on GitHub.


Matthew Alhonte

Supervillain in somebody's action hero movie. Experienced a radioactive freak accident at a young age which rendered him part-snake and strangely adept at Python.