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PythonLinks commented Oct 4, 2018

Awesome Python is a wonderful taxonomy of Python software and PythonLinks.info is doing almost the same thing for Python videos.

What is this Python project?

PythonLinks.info organizes Python Videos from the best Python conferences into a tree of categories and ranks them by up votes versus total votes. Browse the tree, and you will find the top level categories of Machine Learning, Data Science, Parallelism, Python in the Organization and in the Community, Python Skills and Python Software. Each category has further sub-categories. It is a taxonomy of Python Videos.

Features

You can search the tree, and the results are displayed as a tree.

There are usually no more than about 7 items in any category. This is very good from a human factors point of view.

PythonLinks.info works well on cell phones. Swipe left, right up or down to navigate the tree.
On the desktop, to navigate the tree, use the arrow keys or the mouse scroll wheel.

Currently 720 videos are indexed, I add about a conference of 50 videos every week.

Not everyone watches videos, but those who do really like having videos on the same
topic located in the same category, and ranked by upvotes versus total votes.

And of course, at the root of the tree, PythonLinks.info, you will find the 10 best overall videos.

What's the difference between this Python project and similar ones?

The three alternatives are youtube search, web search and PyVideo.org

YouTube Search

A YouTube search only shows you results from YouTube. PythonLinks.info is happy to index videos hosted anywhere. Do a search on Python, and in the top 10 videos you get one video on Monty Python and two videos from 5 years ago.

Web Search

When you do a web video search on "Python ", usually 5 of the top 10 are paid courses.
I prefer the free videos. With a web search, you often get videos which are out of date.
This is particularly a problem when the technology is changing rapidly.
PythonLinks has all recent videos. Worse yet, a web search gives what is effectively an infinite
list of videos, but a basic principal in human factors is that there should be no more
than about 7 items in any category.

PyVideo.org

PyVideo.org is the well known alternative. They were founded in 2008. By 2016 they
were indexing 192 annual conferences, but that has been reducing and in 2018, so far this year they have only indexed 9 conferences, and generally not the major ones. Do a search on say "Pandas", they limit you to 100 results, and all but 2 of them were from last year or before. They seem to have lost their drive.

Anyone who agrees with this pull request could vote for it by adding a 馃憤 to it, and usually, the maintainer will merge it when votes reach 20.

The Best Python VIdeos
Awesome Python is creating a wonderful taxonomy of Python software and PythonLinks.info is doing almost the same thing for Python videos.

PythonLinks.info organizes Python Videos from the best Python conferences into a tree of categories and ranks them by upvotes versus total votes. Browse the tree, and you will find the top level categories of Machine Learning, Data Science, Parallelism, Python in the Organization and community, Python Skills and Python Software. Each category has further sub-categories.

When you do a web search on "Python Video", usually 5 of the top 10 are paid courses.   
I prefer the free videos.  With a web search, often, you get videos which are out of date.   
This is particularly a problem  when the technology is changing rapidly.   
I prefer recent videos.  Worse yet, a web search gives what is effectively an infinite 
list of videos, but a basic principal in human factors is that there should be no more 
than about 7 items in any category.

PythonLinks.info works well on cell phones.  Swipe left, right up or down to navigate the tree. 
 On the desktop,  to navigate the tree, use the arrow keys or the mouse scroll wheel.  

Currently 720 videos are indexed, I add about a conference of 50 videos every week.

Not everyone watches videos, but those who do really like having videos on the same 
topic located in the same category, and ranked by upvotes versus total votes.

And of course, at the root of the tree, PythonLinks.info, you will find the 10 best overall videos.

@PythonLinks PythonLinks changed the title The Best Python VIdeos The Best Python Videos Oct 30, 2018

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