See just how easy and intuitive CoderPad Interview is to use below.
Guidelines to use Python 3 in this online IDE
Python 3 in CoderPad is generally identical to the Python 2.x environment.
One small difference is that
mock is available in Python 3 in the stdlib, as
Information about the Python 2.x environment is reproduced below:
The Python environment is augmented with a few REPL features as well as some helpful libraries.
The REPL uses IPython to provide a REPL with history, highlighting, and autocomplete. Additionally, whenever you run scripts in CoderPad’s editor, the REPL will deposit you at the exact line and state of any exceptions. If there were no errors, you will have a REPL with access to all of the variables and functions defined in your script.
The libraries included and ready for importing are:
- requests for simpler HTTP requests.
- beautifulsoup4 for HTML parsing.
- numpy, scipy, pandas, scikit-learn, and statsmodels for advanced numerical analysis. Unfortunately, plotting does not work in CoderPad’s purely textual interface at this time.
We’ve got a few ways you can test your Python code in CoderPad:
- The unittest library that ships with Python by default. Here’s a quick example:
import unittest class TestStringMethods(unittest.TestCase): def test_upper(self): self.assertEqual('foo'.upper(), 'FOO') def test_isupper(self): self.assertTrue('FOO'.isupper()) self.assertFalse('Foo'.isupper()) def test_split(self): s = 'hello world' self.assertEqual(s.split(), ['hello', 'world']) # s.split should throw when the separator is not a string with self.assertRaises(TypeError): s.split(2) unittest.main(exit=False)Code language: Python (python)
- pytest. The above snippet of code would look like the following when written for pytest:
import pytest def test_upper(): assert 'foo'.upper() == 'FOO' def test_isupper(): assert 'FOO'.isupper() assert not 'Foo'.isupper() def test_split(): s = 'hello world' assert s.split() == ['hello', 'world'] # s.split should throw when the separator is not a string with pytest.raises(TypeError): s.split(2) pytest.main()Code language: Python (python)
- mock is also available if you need to stub out some behavior.
mockcan be combined with
pytest. Here’s a quick usage example:
from mock import Mock mock = Mock() mock.method(1, 2, 3) mock.method.assert_called_with('this should break')Code language: Python (python)
- hypothesis is available for property-based testing in Python. Calling
test_decode_inverts_encode()fires up Hypothesis and tries to find an input that breaks your code. You can read more about it on their website, but here’s a stubbed example of how you might test that an encoding and decoding function both work:
from hypothesis import given from hypothesis.strategies import text def encode(string): # return encoded string def decode(string): # return decoded string def test_decode_inverts_encode(s): assert decode(encode(s)) == s test_decode_inverts_encode()Code language: Python (python)
Displaying charts and graphs
Django is a Python-based web framework that will allow you to display your charts in a convenient interface. We’ve created a ready-made Matplotlib sandbox pad for you to use, all you need to do is edit the
view.py file with your chart or graph code and it will display to the UI on the right via the
If you’d like to use another charting library, simply install the library using
pip3 install [package] in the Shell tab on the bottom right corner, and edit the
view.py file as needed to display the appropriate graph.
Simply click the Create Pad button in the bottom left to make your own copy, which you can use in your own interviews.