Sunday, April 27, 2014

All Your Ducks In A Row: Data Structures in the Standard Library and Beyond

PyCon US 2014, Brandon Rhodes

Why are Python programmers crazy about lists and dictionaries, when other languages tout bitmaps, linked lists, and B+ trees? Are we missing out? Come learn how data structures are implemented on bare metal, how to select the right data structure, how the list and dictionary cover a wide swath of use cases, and when to dip into the Standard Library or a third-party package for an alternative.

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