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This challenge write-up first appeared on PyBites.

This week, each one of you has a homework assignment ... - Tyler Durden (Fight club)

A milestone right around the corner

A new week, more coding!

We are grabbing this challenge from Raymond Hettinger's tweet (EAFP):

python data extrapolation contest: Tweet your prediction of the exact date and time(UTC) that http://pypi.python.org hits 100,000 packages

The submitted answers (tweet replies) were very different which made us curious. As it's a prediction there won't be one right answer of course. We challenge you to find a data set to make your prediction. We are curious what you will come up with ...

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Start coding by forking our challenges repo:

$ git clone https://github.com/pybites/challenges

If you already forked it sync it:

# assuming using ssh key
$ git remote add upstream [email protected]:pybites/challenges.git 
$ git fetch upstream
# if not on master: 
$ git checkout master 
$ git merge upstream/master
# cp pypi100k-template.py pypi100k.py
# code

Remember: there is no best solution, only learning more/ better Python. We're looking forward reviewing our and your solutions end of this week. Good luck and have fun!

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