The International System of Units, commonly known as the SI System, consists of seven base units for measuring quantities such as mass, time and electric current. These base units can be combined into derived units to measure a wide range of other quantities.
In this article I will develop a Python class to represent base unit values and associated methods. In a future article I will extend the project to handle derived units.
There is plenty of information around on Python's set data structure but it usually approaches the topic from a programming perspective. In this article I will look at Python sets from the mathematical point of view.
On your travels round the internet you may have seen pieces of text with all but the first and last letters of each word jumbled up but still easily readable. If you are tempted to try jumbling up words yourself then read on - in this article I'll implement a simple program in Python to do just that.
The Ancient Greek polymath Eratosthenes of Cyrene made the first serious attempt at calculating the size of the Earth. Using very simple observations and mathematics he achieved a surprisingly accurate result and in this article I will replicate his calculations in Python.
Bacon's Cipher is a very simple and very old method of encoding a message and is now only of interest as a historical relic, but it also provides an interesting little programming project. In this article I will code it in Python.
The most commonly known and used statistical mean is the arithmetic mean, calculated by adding all values and dividing the result by the number of values. The arithmetic mean is one of a "family" of three means called the Pythagorean means, the other two being the geometric mean and the harmonic mean. In this post I will explain when you might need to use these alternatives and then show how to calculate them using Python.
In this article I will demonstrate how to draw an arc, or section of the circumference of a circle, with SVG, and then go on to draw a "pie slice" or circular sector to give it its correct name. Finally I'll draw a number of circular sectors to create a pie chart.