The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) provides access to daily settlement prices over the internet. Using this simple Python script, one can download and parse those prices.
The Simplex algorithm is an awesome contribution to linear programming, but can be tedious to do by hand. In this article, I provide an algorithm written entirely in Python that solves and displays a linear tableau.
In this article, I'll detail the performance of pure Python, Cython, and distributed Cython (via mpi4py) for a toy problem involving numerical integration.