I have created a program on github to answer this question with examples and code samples: https://github.com/jlinoff/ztables. It shows how to generate z-tables for Standard Normal Distributions and Student-t Distributions. It also shows how to generate the z-values for specific probabilities from those distributions without using any special libraries.
The program has been tested using Python 2.7.10 and 3.5.
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This blog contains two python implementations of the SELECT algorithm to select the k-th ordered item from an unsorted array of N items in O(N) time. They derive from the discussion of RANDOM-SELECT and SELECT in the CLRS “Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition” on pages 215-222 and from Professor David Eppstein’s lecture notes entitled “ICS 161: Design and Analysis of Algorithms” from January 30th, 1996.
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I have developed a class named Cipher that allows you to encrypt and decrypt files or strings using the OpenSSL AES-256-CBC cipher and SHA1 digest algorithms. It is interoperable with the
openssl command line tool which makes it a good introduction to using OpenSSL for ciphers.
I am re-releasing version 1.2 into the public domain on 2013-11-21 because I wish that I had found something like it when I was starting out with OpenSSL.
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