Sofia Kelly

Sofia Kelly


How To Track Coronavirus In Your Country with Python

With massive outbreaks and news spreading faster than the Coronavirus (COVID-19) itself, we have to be aware of the actual stats that are affecting the areas that we live in.

Today we are going to explore the fact of how you can stay on top of the information for the Coronavirus and do it that fun way, with Python.

I will show you how you can get the data and get the email every day on how many effected people there are and similar information.

I am going to be using a method, which is called Web Scraping and tools Selenium and Python.

Let’s just jump right into it!

Plan the process

First, we have to find where are we going to get our data from. I decided I am going to go with Worldometers for this one, just because I find the data pretty accurate and website good looking.

Here is a table that shows us data by every country affected and with different data in many columns.

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So what we want to do is to take that data from the table based on the country you want to get the data from and that it sends us an email.

Setting up the environment

You are going to have to install a ChromeDriver, which is going to enable us to manipulate the browser and send commands to it for testing and after for use.

Open the link and download the file for your operating system. I recommend the latest stable release unless you know what you are doing already.

Next up, you need to unzip that file. I would recommend going into Files and doing it manually by right-clicking and then “Extract here”.

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Inside the folder, there is a file called “chromedriver”, which we have to move to a specific folder on your computer.

Open the terminal and type these commands:

sudo su #enter the root mode
cd      #go back to base from the current location
mv /home/*your_pc_name*/Downloads/chromedriver /usr/local/bin 
#move the file to the right location

Just instead of your_pc_name insert your actual name of the computer.

Once we are done with that, we open the editor. My personal choice is Visual Studio Code. It is straightforward to use, customizable, and light for your computer.

Open a new Project where ever you like and create two new files. This is an example of how mine looks like to help you:

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In the VS Code, there is a “Terminal” tab with which you can open an internal terminal inside the VS Code, which is very useful to have everything in one place.

When you have that open, there is few more thing we need to install and that is the virtual environment and selenium for web driver. Type these commands into your terminal.

pip3 install virtualenv
source venv/bin/activate
pip3 install selenium

After activating the virtual environment, we are completely ready to go.


Now that we made sure we know what we want and where we are going to get it from, we have to do the “how” part.

We will create it as a class and make functions for it. So let’s start!

Create your tool with any name and start the driver for Chrome.

class Coronavirus():
  def __init__(self):
    self.driver = webdriver.Chrome()

That is all we need to start developing. Now go to your terminal and type:

python -i

This command lets us our file as an interactive playground. The new tab of the browser will be opened and we can start issuing commands to it.
If you want to experiment you can use the command line instead of just typing it directly to your source file. Just instead of self use bot.

For Terminal:

bot = Coronavirus()

And now for the source code:


When we get to the website, we need to scrape the table mentioned before and we are going to do it this way:

We are going to take the table as the Web element and save it under ‘table’. In order to find that element on the webpage, we use find_element_by_xpath() and filter it by using the id that it was defined under.

table = self.driver.find_element_by_xpath('//*[@id="main_table_countries_today"]/tbody[1]')

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In that table, we need to get the country to make sure it is the same country that we initially wanted to find.

country_element = table.find_element_by_xpath("//td[contains(., 'USA')]")

Again we use XPath and we find our example of ‘USA’.

Since we need the data next to ‘USA’, we have to make sure it belongs to that row and that is why we are going to take the parent element from the country_element.

row = country_element.find_element_by_xpath("./..")

Inside that row, we get all the data we need and we are just going to split that string into each column and save it into variables.

data = row.text.split(" ")
total_cases = data[1]
new_cases = data[2]
total_deaths = data[3]
new_deaths = data[4]
active_cases = data[5]
total_recovered = data[6]
serious_critical = data[7]

Basically ‘data’ is a list that came from string splitting and then we just spread it into different variables to use them later.

Send Email

We have to set up the email sending server, go to google account service and go into “Passwords for apps”, there you should generate a new password and use it in this little script.

We also make our template for the email we will receive.

def send_mail(country_element, total_cases, new_cases, total_deaths, new_deaths, active_cases, total_recovered, serious_critical):
server = smtplib.SMTP('', 587)
server.login('email', 'password')
subject = 'Coronavirus stats in your country today!'
body = 'Today in ' + country_element + '\
\nThere is new data on coronavirus:\
\nTotal cases: ' + total_cases +'\
\nNew cases: ' + new_cases + '\
\nTotal deaths: ' + total_deaths + '\
\nNew deaths: ' + new_deaths + '\
\nActive cases: ' + active_cases + '\
\nTotal recovered: ' + total_recovered + '\
\nSerious, critical cases: ' + serious_critical  + '\
\nCheck the link:'
msg = f"Subject: {subject}\n\n{body}"
print('Hey Email has been sent!')

And If you want to put this script on repeat each day check out this link.

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1) swap two numbers.

2) Reversing a string in Python.

3) Create a single string from all the elements in list.

4) Chaining Of Comparison Operators.

5) Print The File Path Of Imported Modules.

6) Return Multiple Values From Functions.

7) Find The Most Frequent Value In A List.

8) Check The Memory Usage Of An Object.

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Welcome to my Blog, In this article, we will learn python lambda function, Map function, and filter function.

Lambda function in python: Lambda is a one line anonymous function and lambda takes any number of arguments but can only have one expression and python lambda syntax is

Syntax: x = lambda arguments : expression

Now i will show you some python lambda function examples:

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Why use Python for Software Development

No programming language is pretty much as diverse as Python. It enables building cutting edge applications effortlessly. Developers are as yet investigating the full capability of end-to-end Python development services in various areas. 

By areas, we mean FinTech, HealthTech, InsureTech, Cybersecurity, and that's just the beginning. These are New Economy areas, and Python has the ability to serve every one of them. The vast majority of them require massive computational abilities. Python's code is dynamic and powerful - equipped for taking care of the heavy traffic and substantial algorithmic capacities. 

Programming advancement is multidimensional today. Endeavor programming requires an intelligent application with AI and ML capacities. Shopper based applications require information examination to convey a superior client experience. Netflix, Trello, and Amazon are genuine instances of such applications. Python assists with building them effortlessly. 

5 Reasons to Utilize Python for Programming Web Apps 

Python can do such numerous things that developers can't discover enough reasons to admire it. Python application development isn't restricted to web and enterprise applications. It is exceptionally adaptable and superb for a wide range of uses.

Robust frameworks 

Python is known for its tools and frameworks. There's a structure for everything. Django is helpful for building web applications, venture applications, logical applications, and mathematical processing. Flask is another web improvement framework with no conditions. 

Web2Py, CherryPy, and Falcon offer incredible capabilities to customize Python development services. A large portion of them are open-source frameworks that allow quick turn of events. 

Simple to read and compose 

Python has an improved sentence structure - one that is like the English language. New engineers for Python can undoubtedly understand where they stand in the development process. The simplicity of composing allows quick application building. 

The motivation behind building Python, as said by its maker Guido Van Rossum, was to empower even beginner engineers to comprehend the programming language. The simple coding likewise permits developers to roll out speedy improvements without getting confused by pointless subtleties. 

Utilized by the best 

Alright - Python isn't simply one more programming language. It should have something, which is the reason the business giants use it. Furthermore, that too for different purposes. Developers at Google use Python to assemble framework organization systems, parallel information pusher, code audit, testing and QA, and substantially more. Netflix utilizes Python web development services for its recommendation algorithm and media player. 

Massive community support 

Python has a steadily developing community that offers enormous help. From amateurs to specialists, there's everybody. There are a lot of instructional exercises, documentation, and guides accessible for Python web development solutions. 

Today, numerous universities start with Python, adding to the quantity of individuals in the community. Frequently, Python designers team up on various tasks and help each other with algorithmic, utilitarian, and application critical thinking. 

Progressive applications 

Python is the greatest supporter of data science, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence at any enterprise software development company. Its utilization cases in cutting edge applications are the most compelling motivation for its prosperity. Python is the second most well known tool after R for data analytics.

The simplicity of getting sorted out, overseeing, and visualizing information through unique libraries makes it ideal for data based applications. TensorFlow for neural networks and OpenCV for computer vision are two of Python's most well known use cases for Machine learning applications.


Thinking about the advances in programming and innovation, Python is a YES for an assorted scope of utilizations. Game development, web application development services, GUI advancement, ML and AI improvement, Enterprise and customer applications - every one of them uses Python to its full potential. 

The disadvantages of Python web improvement arrangements are regularly disregarded by developers and organizations because of the advantages it gives. They focus on quality over speed and performance over blunders. That is the reason it's a good idea to utilize Python for building the applications of the future.

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In this tutorial, you’re going to learn a variety of Python tricks that you can use to write your Python code in a more readable and efficient way like a pro.

Let’s get started

Swapping value in Python

Instead of creating a temporary variable to hold the value of the one while swapping, you can do this instead

>>> FirstName = "kalebu"
>>> LastName = "Jordan"
>>> FirstName, LastName = LastName, FirstName 
>>> print(FirstName, LastName)
('Jordan', 'kalebu')

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How to Remove all Duplicate Files on your Drive via Python

Today you’re going to learn how to use Python programming in a way that can ultimately save a lot of space on your drive by removing all the duplicates.


In many situations you may find yourself having duplicates files on your disk and but when it comes to tracking and checking them manually it can tedious.

Heres a solution

Instead of tracking throughout your disk to see if there is a duplicate, you can automate the process using coding, by writing a program to recursively track through the disk and remove all the found duplicates and that’s what this article is about.

But How do we do it?

If we were to read the whole file and then compare it to the rest of the files recursively through the given directory it will take a very long time, then how do we do it?

The answer is hashing, with hashing can generate a given string of letters and numbers which act as the identity of a given file and if we find any other file with the same identity we gonna delete it.

There’s a variety of hashing algorithms out there such as

  • md5
  • sha1
  • sha224, sha256, sha384 and sha512

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