Programming, Python

The Why, When, and How of Using Python Multi-threading and Multi-Processing

This guide aims to explain why multi-threading and multi-processing are needed in Python, when to use one over the other, and how to use them in your programs. As an AI researcher, I use them extensively when preparing data for my models!

Thilina Rajapakse
Jun 21, 2019 · 7 min read
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Chapter 1: Single-threaded, single-process

Chapter 2: Multi-threading

Chapter 3: Multi-processing

Chapter 4: TLDR;

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Thilina Rajapakse

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AI researcher, avid reader, fantasy and Sci-Fi geek, and fan of the Oxford comma. On the hunt for an interesting PhD! www.linkedin.com/in/t-rajapakse/

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AI researcher, avid reader, fantasy and Sci-Fi geek, and fan of the Oxford comma. On the hunt for an interesting PhD! www.linkedin.com/in/t-rajapakse/

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Towards AI is a world’s leading multidisciplinary science publication. Towards AI publishes the best of tech, science, and engineering. Read by thought-leaders and decision-makers around the world.

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