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Python: Numpay – P3

November 13, 2019 2 comments

Learning : Python Numpy – P3
Subject: numpy array and some basic commands

The numpy lessons and basic commands will take us to plotting the data and presenting the numbers using the numpy and plot packages, but first we need to do more practices on arrays and functions in the numpy.

To get a row or a column from the array we use:

# Generate a 5x5 random array: 
ar = np.random.randint(10,60, size=(5,5))
print('\n A random generated array 5x5 is: \n',ar)

# get the rows from 1 to 3 (rows 1 and 2):
print('\n  The rows from 1 to 3 is: \n',ar[1:3])

# get row 1 and row 3:
print('\n  The row 1 and row 2 is: \n',ar[1],ar[3])

# get the column 1 and column 3:
print('\n  The column 1 and column 3: \n',ar[:,[1,3]])

A random generated array 5x5 is: 
 [[59 43 46 44 39]
 [16 15 14 19 22] 
 [59 16 33 59 19]
 [21 15 51 41 28]
 [48 46 58 33 19]]

The rows from 1 to 3 is:  
[[16 15 14 19 22] 
 [59 16 33 59 19]]

The row 1 and row 2 is: 
[16 15 14 19 22] 
[21 15 51 41 28] 

The column 1 and column 3: 
 [[43 44] 
 [15 19] 
 [16 59]  
 [15 41] 
 [46 33]] 

To change a value in the array we give the position and new value as:

# Generate a 5x5 random array: 
ar = np.random.randint(10,60, size=(5,5))
print('\n A random generated array 5x5 is: \n',ar)
print('\n Value in position (1,1):',ar[1][1])
# Re-set the value in position (1,1) to 55
ar[1][1] = 55
print('\n The array ar\n',ar)


A random generated array 5x5 is:                                                                                                                
 [[39 53 34 59 30]
 [33 10 42 20 36] 
 [10 37 20 35 28] 
 [26 18 14 41 24] 
 [48 22 19 18 44]]                                                                                                                                                 

 Value in position (1,1): 10

 The array ar                                                                                                                                    
 [[39 53 34 59 30]
 [33 55 42 20 36] 
 [10 37 20 35 28] 
 [26 18 14 41 24] 
 [48 22 19 18 44]]

If we have a one dimension array with values, and we want to create another array with values after applying a certain conditions, such as all values grater than 7.

# Create 1D array of range 10
ar = np.arange(10)

# ar_g7 is a sub array from ar of values grater then 7
ar_g7= np.where(ar >7)

[0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9]
ar_g7:(array([8, 9]),)

If we want to pass a 3×3 array and then we want the values to be changed to (1) if it is grater than 7 and to be (0) if it is less than 7.

# Generate a 3x3 array of random numbers.
ar2 = np.random.randint(1,10, size =(3,3))

# Change any value grater than 7 to 1 and if less than 7 to 0. 
ar_g7= np.where(ar2 >7, 1 ,0)

[[6 4 2] 
 [8 5 1]  
 [5 2 8]]

[[0 0 0]
 [1 0 0]
 [0 0 1]] 

Also we can say if, the value in the array is equal to 6 or 8 then change it to -1.

# Generate array of 3x3
ar2 = np.random.randint(1,10, size =(3,3))

# If the = 6 or 8 change it to (-1)
ar_get_6_8_value= np.where((ar2 == 6) |( ar2==8), -1 ,ar2)
[[3 4 8] 
 [1 9 3] 
 [5 6 6]]

[[ 3  4 -1] 
[ 1  9  3] 
[ 5 -1 -1]]

We can get the index location of the certain conditions values, and then we can print it out.

# # Generate array of 3x3

ar_less_6= np.where((ar2 < 6) )
print('ar_less_6 locations:',ar_less_6)

# print out the values on those locations.
print('ar_less_6 values: ',ar2[ar_less_6])
[[6 1 9] 
 [1 8 6]  
 [6 9 2]]

ar_less_6 locations: (array([0, 1, 2]), array([1, 0, 2]))
ar_less_6 values :[1 1 2]

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Python: Numpay – P1

November 7, 2019 3 comments

Learning : Python Numpy – P1
Subject: Numpay and some basic commands

In coming several posts I will talk about the numpay library and how to use some of its functions. So first what is numpy? Definition: NumPy is a library for the Python programming language, adding support for large, multi-dimensional arrays and matrices, along with a large collection of high-level mathematical functions to operate on these arrays. Also known as powerful package for scientific computing and data manipulation in python. As any library or package in python we need to install it on our device (we will not go through this process)

Basic commands in numpy: First of all we need to import it in our code. so we will use

  import numpy as np

To create a 1 dimensional array we can use verey easy way as:

  # create an array using numpy array function.
my_array = np.array([1, 2, 3,4,5])

Later we will create a random array of numbers in a range.

Now, to get the length of the array we can use len command as

Output: 5

To get the sum of all elements in the array we use..


And to get the maximum and minimum numbers in the array we use ..

 # Get the maximum and minimum numbers in the array
my_array = np.array([1, 2, 3,4,5])
[Output]: 5 

[Output]: 1 

Some time we may need to create an array with certain Number of elements only one’s, to do this we can use this commands:

#create array of 1s (of length 5) 
Output: [ 1.,  1.,  1.,  1.,  1.]

The default data type will be float, if we want to change it we need to pass the the ‘dtype’ to the command like this :

#create array of 1s (of length 5) as integer: 
np.ones(5, dtype =
Output: [ 1,  1,  1,  1,  1]

Code output:

So far we work on a one dimensional array, in the next post we will cover some commands that will help us in the arrays with multiple dimensions.

:: numpy Commands::

Command comment
my_array = np.array([1,2,3,4,5]) Create an array with 1 to 5 integer
len(my_array) Get the array length
np.sum(my_array) get the sum of the elements in the array

my_array = np.array([1,2,3,4,5])
[Output]: 15
np.max(my_array) # Get the maximum number in the array
my_array = np.array([1, 2, 3,4,5])
max_num = np.max(my_array)
[Output]: 5
np.min(my_array) # Get the minimum number in the array
my_array = np.array([1, 2, 3,4,5])
min_num = np.min(my_array)
[Output]: 1
my_array = np.ones(5)
Output: [ 1., 1., 1., 1., 1.]
create array of 1s (of length 5)
Output: [ 1., 1., 1., 1., 1.]

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Python and Lindenmayer System – P1

October 31, 2019 1 comment

Learning : Lindenmayer System P1
Subject: Drawing with python using L-System

First What is Lindenmayer System or L-System? L-System is a system consists of an alphabet of symbols (A, B, C ..) that can be used to make strings, and a collection of rules that expand each symbol into larger string of symbols.

L-system structure: We can put it as Variables, Constants, Axiom, Rules

Variables (V): A, B, C …
constants : We define a symbols that present some movements, such as ‘+’ mean rotate right x degree, ‘F’ mean move forward and so on ..
Axiom : Axiom or Initiator is a string of symbols from Variable (V ) defining the initial state of the system.
Rules : Defining the way variables can be replaced with combinations of constants and other variables.

Variables : A, B {we have two variables A and B}
Constants : none
Axiom : A {Start from A}
Rules : (A → AB), (B → A) {convert A to AB, and convert B to A}

So if we start running the Nx is the number the time we run the rules (Iteration).
N0 : A
N1 : AB
N2 : AB A
N3 : AB A AB
N5 : AB A AB A AB A AB .. an so-on
So in this example after 5 Iteration we will have this pattern (AB A AB A AB A AB)

In this post we will write two functions, one to generate the pattern based on the Variables and Rules we have. Another function to draw the pattern using Python Turtle and based on the Constants we have within the patterns.

The constants that we may use and they are often used as standard are:

F means “Move forward and draw line”.
f means “Move forward Don’t draw line”.
+ means “turn left by ang_L°”.
− means “turn right ang_R°”.
[ means “save position and angle”.
] means “pop position and angle”.
X means “Do nothing”

and sometime you may add your own symbols and and rules.

First Function: Generate the Pattern will take the Axiom (Start symbol) and apply the rules that we have (as our AB sample above). The tricky point here is that the function is changing with each example, so nothing fixed here. In the coming code i am using only one variable F mean (move forward) and + – to left and right rotations. Other patterns may include more variables. once we finished the function will return the new string list.

Generate the Pattern

# Generate the patern
def l_system(s) :

new_s = []

for each in s :

if each == ‘F’:


else :


return new_s

The second function: Draw the Pattern will take the string we have and draw it based on the commands and rules we have such as if it read ‘F’ then it will move forward and draw line, and if it reads ‘-‘ then it “turn right ang_R°”.
here is the code ..

Draw the Pattern
def draw_l_system(x,y,s,b,ang_L,ang_R):

cp = [] # Current position




for each in s:

if each == ‘F’ :


if each == ‘f’ :




elif each == ‘+’:


elif each == ‘-‘:


elif each == ‘[‘:


elif each == ‘]’:

heading, position = cp.pop()






Now we will just see a one example of what we may get out from all this, and in the next post P2, we will do more sample of drawing using L-System.

In the image bellow, left side showing the Rules, angles and iterations and on the right side the output after drawing the patters.

Python: Date Validation Function

October 29, 2019 Leave a comment

Learning : Date Validation Function
Subject: Dll’s and Function

In late of 90’s, I start writing DLL files, Dll file or Dynamic Link Library is a file that contain instructions or function that can be used and reused with/by other applications. So if we have a function that we keep using it in most of our programs then we write it in a dll file and re-call it any time we want to.

Writing a function that can be added to a Dll file and will be used by all the team is not a simple as it appeared to be, Dll files often contains more than one functions so we may find ten or twenty functions in there most are related so a DLL file need to be a very well documented and each function has it’s own comments, variables, version number and summary of its task and what it will return back.

In this post we will write Python code for a date validation function, the function will take one argument and will return values as :
1. Function will return False and error message if the passed argument is not a valid date.
2. Function will return True and the date if the date is valid.

Date Validation Function:

# Date validation function
# Variables: This function will take one argument as a user input date.
# Returns: This dunction will return Fals and error_message each itme the user enter a not valid date.
# The functin will return True and the date in case it was correnct.
# The function will returns value as a list.

def valid_date(my_date):

# get the separator

the_separator = []

for each in my_date :

if not each.isdigit():


# If the user inter other that two separators then the date is invalid.

if len (the_separator) != 2 or (the_separator[0] != the_separator[1]):

error_message = “Date is not valid.”

return False, error_message

d,m,y = (my_date.split(the_separator[0]))

if not d.isdigit() or (int(d) > 31 or int(d) < 1 ):

error_message = ‘Day must be number and between (1-31).’

return False, error_message

if not m.isdigit() or (int(m) > 12 or int(m) < 1 ) :

error_message= ‘Mounth must be number and between (1-12).’

return False, error_message

if not y.isdigit() or len(y) != 4 or int(y) < 1:

error_message = ‘Year must be a 4-digit positive number. ‘

return False, error_message

# convert the days and month to two digits numbers

if len(d) == 1: d =’0′ + d

if len(m) == 1: m =’0′ + m

my_date = d + ‘/’ + m + ‘/’ + y

return True, my_date

So now if we want to call the function and pass the user input to it then examine the returns, we may use the While loop as here..


while vd[0] == False :

my_date = input(‘\n Enter the date as dd/mm/yyyy :’)

vd = valid_date(my_date)

if not vd[0] : print(‘ ‘,vd[1])

print(“\n we have a valid date, it is .. “, vd[1])

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Python: Drawing Shapes

October 27, 2019 Leave a comment

Learning : Drawing Shapes
Subject: New shapes function

To Draw a Square shape, we need to know the width ( W ) of the square side, and then we draw a line and moving in 90 degree and drawing another line and so on until we finished the 4 side of the square. In the same principle if we want to draw a triangle (equilateral one), we need to know length of its sides and in mathematics we know that in equilateral triangles the angles (corners) are 120 degree, so we draw a line and move in 120 degree and drawing another two sides.

In coming code, we will write a general function in Python to pass the number on sides we want to draw (triangle =3, Square=4,Pentagon = 5, Hexagon =6 .. and so on), the width (size) of the shape and the position (x,y) of the first angle or point.

The Codes:

def d_shape(s_heads,w,x1,y1):


# To get t.right angle

rang = 360 / s_heads


for x in range (s_heads +1) :




Results after using the new function we can pass any number of sides and the function will draw the shape, here are a sample execution of it. .. .. Click to enlarge ..

Now if we call the function number of times equal to it’s heads what we will get ? let’s see . .. Click to enlarge ..

And take a look when we set the numbers to 20. .. Click to enlarge ..

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Python: Orders Manager P4

August 27, 2019 Leave a comment

Learning : Orders Management System using Python and Pandas
Subject: File Exists and Adding new Record

In the last post of our system, we develop the file_exists function, the function is checking if the file not exists then will create ond and enter a dummy data. Now we need to add a code to the application body that call this function and if the file exists the application will run without applying the or creating any file. Here is the code in the application body:

Header here

if file_exists() != ‘exit’ :

# calling the menu

user_enter = the_menu()

Validation: If the user enter any thing else than numbers
or (q for quit) nothing will happen.

while user_enter !=’q’ or ‘Q’ :

if user_enter in [‘q’,’Q’] :

print(‘\n You select to Exit the application.’)

save_it = input(‘\n Do your want to save your work/changes [y or n] ? ‘)

if save_it in [‘y’,’Y’]:

save_the_df (df)


elif user_enter not in [‘1′,’2′,’3′,’4′,’5′,’6′,’7′,’8′,’9’] :

user_enter = the_menu()



user_enter = the_menu()

In this post we will talk about the Adding new record function, since we may start from new file we need to enter some records in our data file. Here is the def add_new_record() that will help us to enter our data.

Add New Record Function

def add_new_record(old_df):

clear() # To clear the terminal.


# First we will fetch the columns from the df

col_list = []

for each in old_df.columns :



# Get max id and increase it by 1

next_id = old_df[‘order_no’].max()+1


# let user enter the new record.

print(‘\n Enter the data for each field then press Enter.\n’ )

print(‘ If you just press Enter NaN will be entered.’)

for each in col_list:

if each !=’order_no’:

print(‘ Enter data for ‘,each)

new_row.update({each:(input(‘ : ‘))})


old_df = old_df.append([new_row])

for each in col_list :

if (old_df.loc[old_df[‘order_no’] == next_id, each][0]) ==”:

(old_df.loc[old_df[‘order_no’] == next_id,[each]]) = float(‘NaN’)

print(‘\n New Record added successfully..\n’)

# print out last 5 rows to show the new record.

print(‘\n The new record in the df..\n ‘,old_df.tail(5))

global df # Reset the df as global variable

df = old_df

input(‘\n\n\n\n ** Press any key to continue .. . . ‘)

In the coming post, we will work on the date validation function also the user choice loop so we can run the application and test it.

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Python: Orders Manager P3

August 25, 2019 Leave a comment

Learning : Orders Management System using Python and Pandas
Subject: Data File and Adding new Record

In This system and once the user run the application we will check if the Data file exists or not. If the file exists then the system will run, otherwise the application will guide the user to some questions to create the new file. Then we will talk about adding new records to our file.

First time run: Each time we run the application the system will chick for the file, at this version we will have only one data file we will call it “orders_dataframe.csv” if the file exists the application will continue and the file will be loaded automaticly, if not, then the first choice of our menu will be called. Function called “create_file()” will run, we will inform the user that the file is not there and if he want to create a new file. If the user select Yes, the file will be created and a dummy row (id = 0) will be added. If the user select No, we will show a message then if any key pressed the system will quite. .. Let’s see the code ..

File Exists check point
def file_exists():

# Check if the data file not exists create one

if not (os.path.exists(‘orders_dataframe.csv’)):

no_file =’o’

while no_file not in [‘y’,’Y’,’n’,’N’]: # Validation for user input

clear() # To clear the terminal.


no_file = input(‘\n The file ”orders_dataframe.csv” is not exists, Do you want to create new one: [ y , n ] ‘)

if no_file in [‘y’,’Y’]: # Validation for user input

create_file() # Call the function create_file


elif no_file in [‘n’,’N’]: # Validation for user input

print(‘\n You select not to create a data file, so the system will Exit. ‘)

input(‘\n\n Press any key …’)

return ‘exit’

To keep asking the user for his input until he enters one of [ y,Y,n,N]

while no_file not in [‘y’,’Y’,’n’,’N’]:

no_file = input(‘\n The file ”orders_dataframe.csv” is not exists, Do you want to create new one: [y,n] ‘)

Last, I am thinking to add a header for our app, so this header will be at the top of all out screens. Here it is ..

Application Header
def app_header():

print(‘\n ********************************’)

print(‘ ** Orders Managment System **’)

print(‘ ** App V.08-19 **’)

print(‘ **********************************\n’)

In the next post we will look at the Validation on the File Exists check and create file function, also first row added to our dataframe.

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