## Posts

Showing posts from January, 2017

### Making GUIs with Gtk+ in Python

While I was looking through old scripts the other day I came across one that produces a visual verification of Gauss' Circle Problem with Matplotlib. I thought it'd be fun to wrap it in a simple GUI with buttons to re-plot with different radii! The result is the following class.
#! /usr/bin/env python3.4 # -*- coding: utf-8 -*- """ Main application--embed Matplotlib figure in window with UI """ import gi gi.require_version('Gtk', '3.0') import numpy as np from gi.repository import Gtk, GObject from matplotlib.figure import Figure # make sure cairocffi is installed, pycairo doesn't support FigureCanvasGTK3Agg from matplotlib.backends.backend_gtk3agg import FigureCanvasGTK3Agg \ as FigureCanvas from matplotlib.patches import Ellipse from typing import List, Tuple, Union from math import sqrt class Main(Gtk.Window): """ Main window UI """ SIGMA = 10 INVERT = -1 def __init__…

### BST Implementation in Python

I've been going through John Washam's Google interview repo on GitHub and checking off concepts that I feel confident about. Because I don't use binary trees (BTs) in my code that often, I've felt that I need to brush up on them.

I wrote the following little implementation of the data structure in Python. While I'm more than comfortable with recursion, it's the base and edge-cases that can be tricky at times. For instance, when I was working with discrete convolution algorithms, recursively solving for the ranges over which to spatially iterate an image with each core in my laptop was more difficult to write than the convolution algorithm, and what I have there still isn't an optimal solution (e.g. what if the number of cores isn't a power of two?). [I think I'll attempt that again in the future.]

I'm still not positive I've weeded out all the errors. I'm writing unit tests though, and if I find any, I'll update it. I've written…