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  • Hello, we are hosting a python coding contest an we even managed to provide a price for the winner... http://pycontest.net/ The contest is coincidentally held during the 22c3 and we will be present ...
    Simon HengelSimon Hengel
    Dec 25, 2005 at 3:39 pm
    Jan 2, 2006 at 7:45 am
  • It seems that our master Guido van Rossum had an offer from google and he accepted it!! long life to Guido & Goole ! many things to come ;) ju?
    JBJB
    Dec 21, 2005 at 11:18 am
    Dec 30, 2005 at 10:39 pm
  • I'm interested in knowing which Python web framework is most like Ruby on Rails. I've heard of Subway and Django. Are there other Rails clones in Python land I don't know about? Which one has largest ...
    SeberinoSeberino
    Dec 13, 2005 at 5:53 pm
    Dec 27, 2005 at 3:56 pm
  • Python Leadership was a weakness [1] and becomes now a threat for python, thanks to Mr. van Rossums employment at Google. - I've wrote the Leadership list prioritized (Google rules, Mr. van Rossum ...
    Ilias LazaridisIlias Lazaridis
    Dec 26, 2005 at 1:54 am
    Jan 13, 2006 at 7:20 pm
  • i had the pleasure to read the PHP's manual today. http://www.php.net/manual/en/ although Pretty Home Page is another criminal hack of the unix lineage, but if we are here to judge the quality of its ...
    Xah LeeXah Lee
    Dec 6, 2005 at 4:55 am
    Mar 12, 2006 at 8:13 am
  • Here are some thoughts on reorganizing Python's documentation, with one big suggestion. The tutorial seems to be in pretty good shape because Raymond Hettinger has been keeping it up to date. It ...
    A.M. KuchlingA.M. Kuchling
    Dec 6, 2005 at 4:31 pm
    Dec 13, 2005 at 4:26 pm
  • QOTW: "Python makes it easy to implement algorithms." - casevh "Most of the discussion of immutables here seems to be caused by newcomers wanting to copy an idiom from another language which doesn't ...
    Cameron LairdCameron Laird
    Dec 2, 2005 at 4:19 pm
    Dec 8, 2005 at 8:16 pm
  • Hi, sorry for my ignorance, but after reading the Python tutorial on python.org, I'm sort of, well surprised about the lack of OOP capabilities in python. Honestly, I don't even see the point at all ...
    Matthias KaepplerMatthias Kaeppler
    Dec 10, 2005 at 10:55 pm
    Dec 16, 2005 at 6:29 pm
  • Hi all, In some program I was testing if a variable was a boolean, with this test : if v in [True,False] My script didn't work in some cases and I eventually found that for v = 0 the test returned ...
    Pierre QuentelPierre Quentel
    Dec 12, 2005 at 9:26 pm
    Dec 16, 2005 at 1:47 pm
  • I am a python newbie and have been trying to learn python. To this end, I have coded the following program creates: a 8 by 8 checker board Places two checkers on the board Checks the board and prints ...
    Solaris_1234Solaris_1234
    Dec 8, 2005 at 1:56 am
    Dec 13, 2005 at 9:55 pm
  • I need a function that will tell if a given variable is a character or a number. Is there a way to do this? Thanks!
    TuvasTuvas
    Dec 12, 2005 at 4:26 pm
    Dec 18, 2005 at 3:47 am
  • As far as I know, Perl is known as "there are many ways to do something" and Python is known as "there is only one way". Could you please explain this? How is this possible and is it *really* a good ...
    TolgaTolga
    Dec 15, 2005 at 11:42 am
    Dec 16, 2005 at 6:27 am
  • I switched to Python a couple years ago, and haven't looked back. I've used Python for many applications, including several commercial plugins for Poser. I don't post on here much, because I don't ...
    KamilcheKamilche
    Dec 13, 2005 at 4:04 pm
    Dec 15, 2005 at 12:35 am
  • Is Python going to support s syntax the does not use it's infamous whitespace rules? I recall reading that Python might include such a feature. Or, maybe just a brace-to-indentation preprocessor ...
    JoeJoe
    Dec 23, 2005 at 6:01 pm
    Jan 17, 2006 at 9:36 pm
  • I haven't used an IDE in a long time but gave wing ide a try because I wanted the same development platform on Linux and Windows. I'm currently using Ultraedit and it works fine but needed something ...
    VinjvinjVinjvinj
    Dec 17, 2005 at 5:09 pm
    Jan 16, 2006 at 10:01 pm
  • Dear All, Can't a lambda uses the input parameter more then once in the lambda body? eg: lambda x : print x/60,x%60 I tried with def and it works but got syntax error with lambda. Below is an ...
    Mohammad JeffryMohammad Jeffry
    Dec 5, 2005 at 6:30 am
    Dec 21, 2005 at 6:17 pm
  • Here's a heretical idea. I'd like a way to import modules at the point where I need the functionality, rather than remember to import ahead of time. This might eliminate a step in my coding process. ...
    Shane HathawayShane Hathaway
    Dec 9, 2005 at 7:24 pm
    Dec 19, 2005 at 12:03 pm
  • How do I check if a string contains (can be converted to) an int? I want to do one thing if I am parsing and integer, and another if not. /David
    PinkfloydhomerPinkfloydhomer
    Dec 21, 2005 at 10:12 am
    Dec 24, 2005 at 6:25 am
  • OK, I have this XML doc, i dont know much about XML, but what i want to do is take certain parts of the XML doc, such as </title blah </title and take just that and put onto a text doc. Then same ...
    JayJay
    Dec 11, 2005 at 5:12 am
    Dec 13, 2005 at 5:13 am
  • I'm trying to move beyond Emacs/Vim/Kate and was wondering if Eclipse is better and if it is the *best* IDE for Python. Should I leave Emacs and do Python coding in Eclipse? Chris
    SeberinoSeberino
    Dec 2, 2005 at 12:45 am
    Dec 7, 2005 at 5:18 pm
  • Why is the ElementTree API not a part of the Python core? I've recently been developing a script for accessing the Miva API only to find all the core API's provided by Python for parsing XML is messy ...
    Doug BromleyDoug Bromley
    Dec 7, 2005 at 11:03 am
    Dec 14, 2005 at 7:13 pm
  • Looking to replace my older flavor of linux with something new. . .What are some of your favorites for python programming and anything else? Thanks, -Ivan An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: ...
    Ivan ShevanskiIvan Shevanski
    Dec 4, 2005 at 2:01 pm
    Dec 6, 2005 at 2:27 pm
  • [quoting private email with permission] Antoon Pardon wrote: Feedback is appreciated. I'm hoping to provide a "one obvious way" to do enumerations in Python. This does seem a point that could be ...
    Ben FinneyBen Finney
    Dec 16, 2005 at 4:16 am
    Dec 24, 2005 at 1:59 am
  • Hello! I've been reading about PyPy, but there are some things that I don't understand about it. I hope I can get some enlightenment in this newsgroup :) First, the intro: <excerpt "The PyPy project ...
    RayRay
    Dec 22, 2005 at 2:59 am
    Dec 25, 2005 at 7:02 pm
  • Hi, I tried: import ctypes import socket import struct def get_macaddress(host): """ Returns the MAC address of a network host, requires = WIN2K. """ # Check for api availability try: SendARP = ...
    Daniel CrespoDaniel Crespo
    Dec 14, 2005 at 3:51 pm
    Dec 20, 2005 at 12:30 am
  • Hello - I have a start and end time that is written using the following: time.strftime("%b %d %Y %H:%M:%S") How do I calculate the elapsed time? JJ Yahoo! DSL ? Something to write home about. Just ...
    Jean JohnsonJean Johnson
    Dec 6, 2005 at 8:36 pm
    Dec 8, 2005 at 4:35 am
  • Now slices are objects in python, I was wondering if slice notation will be usable outside subscribtion in the future. Will it ever be possible to write things like: a = 4:9 for key, value in ...
    Antoon PardonAntoon Pardon
    Dec 9, 2005 at 11:38 am
    Dec 12, 2005 at 11:25 am
  • Hi to all, I need to calculate the hpergeometric distribution: choose(r, x) * choose(b, n-x) p(x; r,b,n) = ----------------------------- choose(r+b, n) choose(r,x) is the binomial coefficient I use ...
    RavenRaven
    Dec 26, 2005 at 8:18 pm
    Jan 5, 2006 at 9:57 pm
  • What I would like to do it type something like on a Windows console. I know its possible because Ruby scripts manage to do this - I just don't know the registry settings that need to be tweaked to ...
    Mark CarterMark Carter
    Dec 26, 2005 at 12:14 pm
    Dec 30, 2005 at 4:51 am
  • Hi All, As always, my posts come with a 'Warning: Newbie lies ahead!' disclaimer... I'm wondering if it's possible, using raw_input(), to provide a 'default' value with the prompt? I would like to ...
    PlanetthoughtfulPlanetthoughtful
    Dec 22, 2005 at 4:55 pm
    Dec 29, 2005 at 12:16 am
  • I'm a computer science student, and have recently been trying to convince the professor who teaches the programming language design course to consider mentioning scripting languages in the future. ...
    GsteffGsteff
    Dec 19, 2005 at 5:55 pm
    Dec 25, 2005 at 5:01 am
  • Ok, i had this posted on the other thread "XML w/ Python" but it kinda got off topic from the title to ill start a new thread. My question is this... the import of amara works in ActivePython... ...
    JayJay
    Dec 13, 2005 at 3:58 am
    Dec 16, 2005 at 10:48 pm
  • Hello NG, I am wondering if there were proposals or previous disscussions in this NG considering using 'while' in comprehension lists # pseudo code i=2 lst=[i**=2 while i<1000] of course this could ...
    Daniel SchüleDaniel Schüle
    Dec 6, 2005 at 1:47 pm
    Dec 6, 2005 at 7:32 pm
  • Hi folks. Python appears to have a good sort method, but when sorting array elements that are very large, and hence have very expensive compares, is there some sort of already-available sort function ...
    Dan StrombergDan Stromberg
    Dec 22, 2005 at 10:06 pm
    Dec 28, 2005 at 8:07 am
  • Ok, I've given it the interface I want, and made it less of an attractive nuisance. http://www.mired.org/home/mwm/try_python/ is now ready for people to play with. There's no tutorial information on ...
    Mike MeyerMike Meyer
    Dec 20, 2005 at 12:20 am
    Dec 21, 2005 at 7:32 pm
  • Hi all, the PyHtmlGUI Project (http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/pyhtmlgui) is looking for developers that want to join. The aim of the project is to create a web application framework. The API of ...
    PhoenixathellPhoenixathell
    Dec 26, 2005 at 12:27 pm
    Jan 19, 2006 at 4:43 pm
  • I am not completely knowledgable about the status of lexical scoping in Python, but it was my understanding that this was added in a long time ago around python2.1-python2.2 I am using python2.4 and ...
    JsloweryJslowery
    Dec 12, 2005 at 7:50 am
    Dec 17, 2005 at 10:53 am
  • I wrote this article which was published in Free Software Magazine: http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/free_issues/issue_09/intro_zope_1/ It's intended as a high-level overview of the language, and ...
    Kirk StrauserKirk Strauser
    Dec 31, 2005 at 8:42 pm
    Jan 5, 2006 at 8:32 am
  • hey folks, have a logic question for you. appreciate the help in advance. i am scraping 3 pieces of information from the html namely the food name , store name and price. and i am doing this for many ...
    HomepricemapsHomepricemaps
    Dec 26, 2005 at 9:54 pm
    Dec 30, 2005 at 2:24 pm
  • Having problems with PythonWin on Windows XP SP1. Shortly after startup and trying to debug I see: LoadBarState failed - LoadBarState failed (with win32 exception!) Things go down hill quickly from ...
    ChuckChuck
    Dec 13, 2005 at 3:00 am
    Dec 21, 2005 at 2:45 am
  • QOTW: "... and to my utter surprise it worked." - Andrew Nagel on his move from wxPython to programming Tkinter in desperation "Python has more web application frameworks than keywords." - Skip ...
    Cameron LairdCameron Laird
    Dec 7, 2005 at 9:08 pm
    Dec 16, 2005 at 7:08 pm
  • At the moment I'm doing most of my stuff on a Mac, but I've been considering also getting a Windows laptop. One of the reasons is that I've found it very difficult to get certain Python related ...
    Kenneth McDonaldKenneth McDonald
    Dec 15, 2005 at 2:50 am
    Dec 15, 2005 at 7:00 pm
  • Hi all, I looked at a few genetic algorithms/genetic programming packages for Python, and found them somewhat convoluted, complicated and counter-intuitive to use. So I've written a genetic ...
    AumAum
    Dec 6, 2005 at 7:40 am
    Dec 10, 2005 at 11:18 pm
  • I'm trying to create a function that can take arguments, say, foo and bar, and modify the original copies of foo and bar as well as its local versions -- the equivalent of C++ funct(&foo, &bar). I've ...
    Ex_ottoyuhrEx_ottoyuhr
    Dec 8, 2005 at 12:16 am
    Dec 8, 2005 at 5:17 pm
  • What started as a simple test if it is better to load uncompressed data directly from the harddisk or load compressed data and uncompress it (Windows XP SP 2, Pentium4 3.0 GHz system with 3 GByte ...
    Claudio GrondiClaudio Grondi
    Dec 1, 2005 at 1:45 pm
    Dec 5, 2005 at 2:51 pm
  • Hello, is there any way how to detect string encoding in Python? I need to proccess several files. Each of them could be encoded in different charset (iso-8859-2, cp1250, etc). I want to detect it, ...
    MichalMichal
    Dec 4, 2005 at 1:24 pm
    Dec 6, 2005 at 4:59 am
  • Hi all, I want to create a mobile field worker data solution. Let me explain... I work for a company that has some software used by call takers to enter information into a database about faults with ...
    LimeydrinkLimeydrink
    Dec 31, 2005 at 7:39 pm
    Jan 6, 2006 at 8:46 pm
  • Hi, I want to convert a string to float value. The string contains engineering symbols. For example, s = '12k' I want some function which would return 12000 function(s) = 12000.0 I searched the web, ...
    Suresh JeevanandamSuresh Jeevanandam
    Dec 20, 2005 at 1:37 pm
    Dec 22, 2005 at 12:04 pm
  • How can do elegantly in Python: if condition: a=1 else: a=2 like in C: a=condition?1:2
    Andy LeszczynskiAndy Leszczynski
    Dec 14, 2005 at 7:09 pm
    Dec 18, 2005 at 2:47 am
  • I am running python on VxWorks. In the course of operation, a vxworks tasks writes to a reserved area of memory. I need access to this chunk of memory from within python. Initially I thought I could ...
    Greg CopelandGreg Copeland
    Dec 14, 2005 at 10:30 pm
    Dec 16, 2005 at 6:53 pm
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