Symbolic Math in Python

Yes, you can do symbolic math in Python! The library to take a look at is SymPy. This article is not a SymPy tutorial, as I only want to walk you through some examples to show you the kinds of things that it can do. A good place to start… read more

Submitted on 22 May 2018

Turtle Graphics in Python

Figure 1. First four stages of the Koch snowflake.

Turtle graphics are a way of drawing where you control a cursor, known as the “turtle”, by instructing it how to move. For example, you tell the turtle to move forward over a certain distance, drawing a line on your screen in the process, then… read more


Submitted on 7 May 2018

How to Create Animated GIFs with Python

Animated Mandelbrot fractal

To close the series of articles on how to compute fractals using NumPy array operations, I want to show you one more thing: how to create animated GIFs from those NumPy arrays. The first point to make is that… read more


Submitted on 9 April 2018


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