Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Jan 15)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. QOTW: "Python: it tastes so good it makes you hungrier." -- EP

    "I don't consider 'throws Exception' to be sloppy, I consider it to be
    programmers voting with their feet." -- Roy Smith


    The Centre for Epidemiology and Research has released a high-quality
    suite of Python-based "Network-enabled epidemiology" tools. Among
    other packages, NetEpi leverages MxDateTime, Albatross, Numeric
    Python, pyPGSQL, and RPy:
    http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-list/2004-December/257928.html

    Bengt Richter and John Lenton expertly handle binary data, the
    latter through reliance on mmap:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/d9d74e3df5b7495d/

    When tackling tedious capabilities like SSL, experts know to
    leverage the work--Twisted, Medusa, Apache, ...--of others:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e0ae7d7e43dc606

    When tackling tedious capabilities like FASTA, experts know to
    leverage the work--biopython, mmap, gdbm, ...--of others:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/cf9949fce8d51e7e/

    So, you're on a desert island, no credit card, no modern OS,
    nothing but a thin telnet to the universal IP cloud--you can
    still practice Python:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c6e33ffbc0726732

    twander 3.160 boasts ... well, read for yourself the details
    of this quite-cool filesystem browser:
    http://www.tundraware.com/Software/twander

    No, you do NOT really want XQuery:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/86afefc7cdad4f6d/

    Paul McGuire soberly illustrates pyparse's place in programming:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/387915357b5eb524


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    Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
    these pages:

    Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
    center of Pythonia
    http://www.python.org
    Notice especially the master FAQ
    http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

    PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
    marvelous daily python url
    http://www.pythonware.com/daily
    Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
    World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
    http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html
    While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
    are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
    their results.

    comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
    sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
    http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python.announce

    Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
    Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson of intelligently summarizing
    action on the python-dev mailing list once every other week.
    http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

    The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
    http://www.python.org/pypi/

    The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
    to all sorts of Python resources.
    http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

    Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
    mailing lists
    http://www.python.org/sigs/

    The Python Business Forum "further the interests of companies
    that base their business on ... Python."
    http://www.python-in-business.org

    Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
    match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
    subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.
    http://www.pythonology.com/success

    The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has replaced the Python
    Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official
    responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
    http://www.python.org/psf/
    Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
    http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

    Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
    http://www.google.com/groups?as_usubject=weekly python patch

    Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
    http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

    Python FAQTS
    http://python.faqts.com/

    The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
    interesting recipes.
    http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

    Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
    http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
    http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
    http://python.de/backend.php
    For more, see
    http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?ShowMatch=python&ShowStatus=all
    The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
    SourceForge reincarnation.
    http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=355470&group_id=5470&func=browse
    http://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

    The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
    and
    welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
    of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

    deli.cio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
    It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
    http://del.icio.us/tag/python

    *Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
    http://www.pyzine.com

    Archive probing tricks of the trade:
    http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python&num=100
    http://groups.google.com/groups?meta=site=groups&group=comp.lang.python.*

    Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
    http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/
    http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
    or
    http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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    Cameron Laird, Jan 15, 2005
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