Weekly python tips (WeeklyPyTips) mailing list

Update – the weekly Python tips list is suspended for now. I’ve ended up way to busy on other projects, I don’t have the 5+ hours to write and publish each tip at present. The list is on hold, it may be reactivated later.

I’ve just written the first few weeks worth of Python Tips for my new list: weeklypytips AT aweber.com or use the form below.

The list is aimed at beginner and intermediate Pythonistas, if you join then each week you’ll receive a Python tip (probably 3-6 paragraphs with source code). I originally announced it in the Python Tutor list.

The first batch of tips cover:

  • Downloading files from the Internet in just 2 lines
  • Scraping web sites
  • IPython introduction
  • Iteration
  • Controlling hardware (including serial ports, cameras and robots)

I have a long list of topics to cover, if the feedback is positive then I’ll keep adding the tips. To join the list just mail the email address above (the email can be empty), you’ll be asked to confirm your subscription, after that you’ll get one tip per week.

To make it really easy just use the form below: REMOVED

Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight and in his Mor Consulting, sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London. He also founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.


  • nobody
    Sounds good, but how do you subscribe? Is there a web archive? Jan
  • You subscribe by sending an email to the email address above (pyweeklytips@). There is no web archive, it is simply an autoresponder that sends out a new mail each week.
  • Michael
    What "email address above"? I don't see it. The string 'pyweeklytips@' only appears at one place on this page. Wouldn't it help to actually spell out how to subscribe?
  • Got an error when sending to pyweeklytips@aweber.com Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently: pyweeklytips@aweber.com Technical details of permanent failure: Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550 User account "pyweeklytips" does not exist. (state 14).
  • well once I figured out the "code" by reading more carefully I got subscribed,, by using... [removed by Ian] Edit by Ian - spam bots seem to look for AWeber emails and then spam me with crap which is why I used the lightly obfuscated type above. I've added a sign-up form and put the email address in bold, hopefully that'll be less confusing for everyone else.
  • I'd appreciate a little archive for this mailinglist. Is there any way you can put up something like that?
  • Victoria
  • Victoria - please use the form above :-) Maxim - I might archive it in the future but for now I'm just experimenting with email based delivery (it is something I've always been curious to try so now I'm learning-by-doing).
  • Corey Richardson
    Great job Ian, keep up the great work! Not a single tip has been useless, and they always provide more insight into the power of python! Thanks a lot :D