[Tutor] Translating R Code to Python-- reading in csv files, writing out to csv files
Massimo Di Stefano
massimodisasha at gmail.com
Sun May 20 12:30:43 CEST 2012
Maybe this doc.
can help ?
i found it useful.
Il giorno May 20, 2012, alle ore 2:42 AM, Martin A. Brown ha scritto:
> : Thanks Martin-- this is really great. My major question now is
> : that I need to transition to Python for a project and I need to
> : learn how to think in Python instead of in R. The two strategies
> : I have used so far are: a) going through the description and
> : exercises in http://www.openbookproject.net/thinkcs/python/english2e/
> : and b) trying to convert my R code into Python.
> I haven't seen that before, but, of course, there ar scads of
> resources out there for anybody learning these days.
> : On a high-level, do you have any other suggestions for how I
> : could go about becoming more proficient in Python?
> Well, here is my list. Others probably have some suggestions, too:
> * solve a specific and immediate real problem in Python, but solve
> the problem as generally as possible; apply
> * lurk here (and on other lists) and watch how experienced Python
> practitioners help others face a problem in Python; absorb
> * join domain-specific Python groups that discuss libraries,
> tools or techniques that apply in your area of interest; inquire
> * learn Python's common datatypes well, you will encounter them
> often: str, int, float, list, dict, set; study
> * learn Pythonic programming idioms, and, importantly, learn
> why they are considered Pythonic (that will give you insight
> into thinking in Python); gain relevant experience
> * browse the standard library occasionally to learn a new module
> * learn how to make modules; build your code into modules (if
> appropriate and where possible)
> * read a book (lots of options here); I'm a 'learn by example'
> sort so I liked the O'Reilly _Python Cookbook_ 
> * read PEP 8 http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0008/
> Good luck and enjoy Python,
>  http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596007973.do
> Martin A. Brown
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