Coding is not overrated

Aug. 17, 2016, 11:58 p.m.

Someone asked us "Isn't coding overrated?"

Our Answer:

The chances of not getting a single tail after repeatedly tossing a coin are:

One in 2 for 1 toss.

One in 4 for 2 tosses.

One in 8 for 3 tosses.

One in 16 for 4 tosses.

One in 32 for 5 tosses.

One in 64 for 6 tosses.

One in 128 for 7 tosses.

One in 256 for 8 tosses.

One in 512 for 9 tosses.

One in 1,024 for 10 tosses.

One in 2,048 for 11 tosses.

One in 4,096 for 12 tosses.

One in 8,192 for 13 tosses.

One in 16,384 for 14 tosses.

One in 32,768 for 15 tosses.

One in 65,536 for 16 tosses.

One in 131,072 for 17 tosses.

One in 262,144 for 18 tosses.

One in 524,288 for 19 tosses.

One in 1,048,576 for 20 tosses.

One in 2,097,152 for 21 tosses.

One in 4,194,304 for 22 tosses.

One in 8,388,608 for 23 tosses.

One in 16,777,216 for 24 tosses.

One in 33,554,432 for 25 tosses.

One in 67,108,864 for 26 tosses.

One in 134,217,728 for 27 tosses.

One in 268,435,456 for 28 tosses.

One in 536,870,912 for 29 tosses.

One in 1,073,741,824 for 30 tosses.

One in 2,147,483,648 for 31 tosses.

One in 4,294,967,296 for 32 tosses.

One in 8,589,934,592 for 33 tosses.

One in 17,179,869,184 for 34 tosses.

One in 34,359,738,368 for 35 tosses.

One in 68,719,476,736 for 36 tosses.

One in 137,438,953,472 for 37 tosses.

One in 274,877,906,944 for 38 tosses.

One in 549,755,813,888 for 39 tosses.

One in 1,099,511,627,776 for 40 tosses.

One in 2,199,023,255,552 for 41 tosses.

One in 4,398,046,511,104 for 42 tosses.

One in 8,796,093,022,208 for 43 tosses.

One in 17,592,186,044,416 for 44 tosses.

One in 35,184,372,088,832 for 45 tosses.

One in 70,368,744,177,664 for 46 tosses.

One in 140,737,488,355,328 for 47 tosses.

One in 281,474,976,710,656 for 48 tosses.

One in 562,949,953,421,312 for 49 tosses.

One in 1,125,899,906,842,624 for 50 tosses.

One in 2,251,799,813,685,248 for 51 tosses.

One in 4,503,599,627,370,496 for 52 tosses.

One in 9,007,199,254,740,992 for 53 tosses.

One in 18,014,398,509,481,984 for 54 tosses.

One in 36,028,797,018,963,968 for 55 tosses.

One in 72,057,594,037,927,936 for 56 tosses.

One in 144,115,188,075,855,872 for 57 tosses.

One in 288,230,376,151,711,744 for 58 tosses.

One in 576,460,752,303,423,488 for 59 tosses.

One in 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 for 60 tosses.

One in 2,305,843,009,213,693,952 for 61 tosses.

One in 4,611,686,018,427,387,904 for 62 tosses.

One in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 for 63 tosses.

One in 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 for 64 tosses.

One in 36,893,488,147,419,103,232 for 65 tosses.

One in 73,786,976,294,838,206,464 for 66 tosses.

One in 147,573,952,589,676,412,928 for 67 tosses.

One in 295,147,905,179,352,825,856 for 68 tosses.

One in 590,295,810,358,705,651,712 for 69 tosses.

One in 1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 for 70 tosses.

One in 2,361,183,241,434,822,606,848 for 71 tosses.

One in 4,722,366,482,869,645,213,696 for 72 tosses.

One in 9,444,732,965,739,290,427,392 for 73 tosses.

One in 18,889,465,931,478,580,854,784 for 74 tosses.

One in 37,778,931,862,957,161,709,568 for 75 tosses.

One in 75,557,863,725,914,323,419,136 for 76 tosses.

One in 151,115,727,451,828,646,838,272 for 77 tosses.

One in 302,231,454,903,657,293,676,544 for 78 tosses.

One in 604,462,909,807,314,587,353,088 for 79 tosses.

One in 1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 for 80 tosses.

One in 2,417,851,639,229,258,349,412,352 for 81 tosses.

One in 4,835,703,278,458,516,698,824,704 for 82 tosses.

One in 9,671,406,556,917,033,397,649,408 for 83 tosses.

One in 19,342,813,113,834,066,795,298,816 for 84 tosses.

One in 38,685,626,227,668,133,590,597,632 for 85 tosses.

One in 77,371,252,455,336,267,181,195,264 for 86 tosses.

One in 154,742,504,910,672,534,362,390,528 for 87 tosses.

One in 309,485,009,821,345,068,724,781,056 for 88 tosses.

One in 618,970,019,642,690,137,449,562,112 for 89 tosses.

One in 1,237,940,039,285,380,274,899,124,224 for 90 tosses.

One in 2,475,880,078,570,760,549,798,248,448 for 91 tosses.

One in 4,951,760,157,141,521,099,596,496,896 for 92 tosses.

One in 9,903,520,314,283,042,199,192,993,792 for 93 tosses.

One in 19,807,040,628,566,084,398,385,987,584 for 94 tosses.

One in 39,614,081,257,132,168,796,771,975,168 for 95 tosses.

One in 79,228,162,514,264,337,593,543,950,336 for 96 tosses.

One in 158,456,325,028,528,675,187,087,900,672 for 97 tosses.

One in 316,912,650,057,057,350,374,175,801,344 for 98 tosses.

One in 633,825,300,114,114,700,748,351,602,688 for 99 tosses.

One in 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,376 for 100 tosses.

This kind of data is one of the many, many awesome things you can get easily with code. Also, check this out:

I generated the above picture by simply writing a code.

Harvesting Facebook Posts and Comments with Python: Part 1 teaches you how to write a code to directly access data from Facebook, without the need to put in human intervention. Suppose you want to know how many people across the net have used the word “Trump” in the last 24 hours. Then this is the kind of code you want to use.

Coding can be used to do a variety of things. I can manipulate and change audio files, process images and identify faces, ans so on.

Trust me, coding isn’t over-rated. Coding is awesome.