Skills Expanded

Build a Personal Budget Report with Python Collections and Iterables

What you'll learn

In this project we're going to create different budget reports for our spending data using Python collections, iterables, and iterators.

Table of contents

  • Set up your local environment for this project. We'll walk you through everything you need to know, including how to install and configure your environment to be able to complete all of the tasks
Count Expenses by Category
  • In this module we will read in our spending data and display the categories with the most purchases in a graph.
Create the BudgetList class to Display Budget Overages
  • To track expenses that are within budget, we're going to create a class that has one list for in-budget expenses and another list for overages. We'll also make an iterator for this class so that it can seamlessly iterate over both lists.
Finish Making BudgetList an Iterable
  • In this module we'll finish creating the BudgetList class to add an iterator that is able to loop through both the expenses and overages list.
Categorizing expenses into separate sets
  • In this module we're going to categorize our spending data into different sets. This will set everything up so that we can chart a comparison between different spending categories in the next module.
Timing Set Comprehension and Plotting Categories
  • In this module, we will use the Python timeit module to time whether categorizing expenses was faster using a for loop or set comprehension. Then we will create a pie chart that compares the different spending categories.

About the author

Sarah just finished her PhD in Computer Science and in that process found two loves: inventing things and teaching. Working at Pluralsight allows her to do what she loves and work with some amazing people. When she's not teaching she's outside, enjoying the Florida sunshine with her family.

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