September Announcements

Since the 1000x Faster blog is currently on a hiatus while I create new content, I figure that this is a good time to announce a few changes and upcoming projects.

Newsletter

First off, 1000x Faster now has a newsletter that you can sign up for. This newsletter is expected to be used for announcements of new projects, or new product releases. Examples include announcements of new blog post series discussing new topics (And here's a teaser: Make sure to see the last announcement in this post for one of those!), or releases for publications or data analysis tools. Make sure to sign up using the link at the very bottom of the page to stay informed of all the new happenings here at 1000x Faster.

Patreon Account

Thus far I've published this blog, teaching people concepts needed to make their data analysis processes much faster and easier, free of charge. I want to keep it that way, so everybody can learn from it whether they have the money to pay for education or not. At the same time, I do need to monetize 1000x Faster so that I'm rewarded for the time that I spend providing this value to people. In an attempt to balance these goals, I've created a Patreon account so that those who have money and want to support the project can do so. Hopefully this brings in enough money that I can continue providing this content to as many people as possible. If you're interested in supporting the 1000x Faster project, the link to my Patreon account is just above the Newsletter sign up form at the bottom of the page.

New Blog Post Series: Python Foundations

My previous blog post series focused on a fairly advanced topic, of how to use Python to automate laboratory data analysis. This is certainly a valuable topic that many people can benefit from, but all of those posts assumed that the reader had all of the necessary Python tools installed and a basic understanding of how to use them. It briefly introduced several packages that are used in data analysis automation, but only scratched the service. 

Aiming to support those who are newer to Python programming, I'll be starting a series of blog posts I'm calling "Python Foundations." It will provide a more beginner level introduction to the topics including 1) Installing my preferred Python tools, 2) Pointing the reader to excellent resources for learning the basic syntax structure and commands of Python, and 3) Providing detailed tutorials to using many of the useful packages to perform data analysis, and plotting. Specific tutorials will be written for important packages such as pandas, bokeh, glob, and matplotlib.

Next Steps

I expect the next blog post to come when I have several of the Python Foundations blog posts created. Hopefully you're excitedly waiting [1].

 

 

 

[1] Excitedly, yes. Though I wouldn't recommend holding your breath. It might be a few weeks.