Episode 49 – VPython with Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to generate interactive 3D visualizations of physical systems in a declarative manner with Python? In this episode we spoke with Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood about the VPython project which does just that. They tell us about how the use VPython in their classrooms, how the project got started, and the work they have done to bring it into the browser.

Episode 48 – PyData London with Ian Ozsvald and Emlyn Clay

Ian Ozsvald and Emlyn Clay are co-chairs of the London chapter of the PyData organization. In this episode we talked to them about their experience managing the PyData conference and meetup, what the PyData organization does, and their thoughts on using Python for data analytics in their work.

Episode 39 – Yves Hilpisch on Quantitative Finance

Yves Hilpisch is a founder of The Python Quants, a consultancy that offers services in the space of quantitative financial analysis. In addition, they have created open source libraries to help with that analysis. In this episode we spoke with him about what quantitative finance is, how Python is used in that domain, and what kinds of knowledge are necessary to do these kinds of analysis.

Episode 38 – Scott Sanderson on Algorithmic Trading

Because of its easy learning curve and broad extensibility Python has found its way into the realm of algorithmic trading at Quantopian. In this episode we spoke with Scott Sanderson about what algorithmic trading is, how it differs from high frequency trading, and how they leverage Python for empowering everyone to try their hand at it.

Episode 22 – Bryan Van de Ven on Bokeh

Bryan Van de Ven is the project maintainer for Bokeh, a plotting and visualization toolkit that allows Python developers to easily create attractive interactive visualizations for the web. We talked about the project’s history, some interesting use cases for it, and what its near future looks like. Bryan also told us about how Bokeh compares to some of the other visualization libraries in both Python and Javascript, as well as how to use Bokeh from other languages such as Scala and Lua.

Episode 10 – Brian Granger and Fernando Perez of the IPython Project

MP3 Audio [62 MB]DownloadShow URL You can find past episodes and other information about the show at podcastinit.com Brief Introduction Date of recording – June 3rd, 2015 Hosts – Tobias Macey and Chris Patti Overview – Interview with Fernando Perez and Brian Granger, core developers of IPython/Project Jupyter Follow us …

Episode 4 – Travis Oliphant

MP3 Audio [47 MB]DownloadShow URL For show notes and other content, visit our site at http://www.podcastinit.com Brief Introduction Date of recording – Apr 28th 2015 Hosts – Tobias Macey and Chris Patti Overview – Interview with Travis Oliphant Interview with Travis Oliphant Introductions How did you get introduced to Python? I’m …