Matt Eland brings me back to college:
Polyglot Notebooks is a great way of running interactive code experiments mixed together with rich markdown documentation.
In this short article I want to introduce you to the
#!timemagic command and show you how you can easily measure the execution time of a block of code.
This can be helpful for understanding the rough performance characteristics of a block of code inside of your Polyglot Notebook.
In fact, we’ll use this to explore the programming concepts behind Big O notation and how code performance changes based on the number of items.
I like this for two reasons. First, because a visual indicator of Big-O notation is helpful for students learning about the topic. Second, because that’s not the only thing you can do with the