Tag: Writing Faster Python

For Loop vs. List Comprehension

For Loop vs. List Comprehension

Simple "for loops" can be replaced with a list comprehension. But is it going to make our code faster? And what limitations list comprehension has?

Ordered Dictionaries

Ordered Dictionaries

Dictionaries in the latest Python versions preserve the insertion order. So, is there any reason to use the OrderedDict as we used to do in the past?

Easy Speedup Wins With Numba

Easy Speedup Wins With Numba

Numba library has plenty of tools to speed up your mathematical-heavy programs. From a simple @jit decorator, all the way to running your code on a CUDA GPU.

Find Item in a List

Find Item in a List

How to quickly find something in a collection of items, like a list or a range? When a generator expression is a great solution, and when it's not?

Ask for Forgiveness or Look Before You Leap?

Ask for Forgiveness or Look Before You Leap?

Is it faster to "ask for forgiveness" or "look before you leap" in Python? And when it's better to use one over the other?

Writing Faster Python - Introduction

Writing Faster Python - Introduction

Introduction to the "Writing Faster Python" series. What it is about, how do I benchmark, frequently asked questions, and additional resources.

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