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This project is part of the liveProject series Python Minigames
prerequisites
Python basics • pandas basics • Jupyter Notebook basics
skills learned
image manipulation • NumPy • table styling • file I/O • HTML • CSS • debugging • Pillow • pixelate • regular • expressions
Jaya Moore
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE
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In this liveProject, you’ll use Python to build a nonogram puzzle generator that creates a printable puzzle pack from the command line. Nonograms are puzzles that reveal an image on a grid, based on numbers along the grid’s edge. Most programmatic implementations solve nonograms, but yours will generate them. To do this, you’ll code your script, relying on two essential data structures: the pandas DataFrame and the NumPy array. You’ll also experiment with image libraries including Pillow and pixelate, and gain a better understanding of basic image processing concepts.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

book resources

When you start your liveProject, you get full access to the following books for 90 days.

project author

Jaya Moore
Jaya Moore is a developer enablement professional with a specialization in developer education. She has extensive experience serving organizations across the world as a technical writer, web developer, and data scientist. She has been learning and writing about Python for over six years.

prerequisites

This liveProject is for intermediate-level Python practitioners who are comfortable with the basics of operating on data structures, defining functions, importing third-party libraries, and debugging your code. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with the following:


TOOLS
  • Basic Python
  • Basic pandas
TECHNIQUES
  • Describing data structures
  • Converting between data structures
  • Installing third-party libraries
  • Running a Python script from the command line

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll build a script that will generate a PDF file for a nonogram puzzle from an image. The skills you’ll learn throughout this project will be directly applicable to your job as a software developer, analyst, or data scientist.


  • Manipulating image files
  • Pillow library
  • pixelate library
  • regular expressions
  • Styling a DataFrame
  • Basic HTML and CSS
  • Exporting a table as an image file
  • Generating PDF files
  • Converting between data structures

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