Tue 14 Jun 2022

Python Garbage Collection: What It Is and How It Works

In this post, we’ll cover the details of garbage collection in Python. First, we’ll review the basics about memory management and why we need garbage collection. Then we’ll look at how Python implements garbage collection. Finally, we’ll take a practical look at how you should think about garbage collection when writing your Python applications.

Source: Python Garbage Collection: What It Is and How It Works, an article by Alex DeBrie.

Reading Poorly Structured Excel Files with Pandas

With pandas it is easy to read Excel files and convert the data into a DataFrame. Unfortunately Excel files in the real world are often poorly constructed. In those cases where the data is scattered across the worksheet, you may need to customize the way you read the data. This article will discuss how to use pandas and openpyxl to read these types of Excel files and cleanly convert the data to a DataFrame suitable for further analysis.

Source: Reading Poorly Structured Excel Files with Pandas, an article by Chris Moffitt.

Vermist (2007)

Five members of the Missing Persons Task Force investigate the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Evi. While unraveling the girl's troubled relationship with her parents, which leaves her father as one of the prime suspects, they discover that her life had recently taken a bizarre turn, with the teenager seen at several sex parties, receiving expensive gifts from a shadowy new friend. Was Evi the victim of a pimp, or did her father discover his daughter's double life and lose control?

In the evening Esme and I watched Vermist on Netflix (Missing Persons Unit). I liked the movie and give it a 7 out of 10.