Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Mar 3)

Discussion in 'Python' started by Cameron Laird, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. QOTW: praise than which there is no higher: "I like the Python Cookbook,
    edited by Alex Martelli and David Ascher. I keep that one in my bathroom."
    Terry Carroll

    "[W]e needed something more complex and expensive because the response to
    any IT problem is to spend more money making things more complex."
    Robert X. Cringely on voting machines
    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20031204.html


    Everyone who tries to automate Excel fusses over the mystery of its
    constants. Chetan Gadgil shows how simple the right approach is
    http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=

    Does the Stackless Sprint fit on your calendar?
    http://www.stackless.com/sprint/

    Jon Udell accurately describes how The Enterprise should
    think of Python.
    http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/02/27/09FEmsnetdynamic_1.html?s=feature

    Premshree Pillai explains his use of makeExe
    http://www.devx.com/opensource/Article/20247
    ... and offers an introductory set of slides for
    beginners
    http://premshree.resource-locator.com/python-seminar-210204/slides/pySlide1.jpg.htm
    ... while Magnus Lie Hetland details use of Numarray
    for time-series management, centering on discretization
    http://hetland.org/python/disc-with-numarray

    It's scary how much people are doing in Python. You can
    have Python Server Pages
    http://www.sitepoint.com/blog-post-view.php?id=155823
    http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2004/02/26/python_server_pages.html
    TwistedSNMP (!)
    http://twistedsnmp.sourceforge.net/
    a new unit-tester
    http://blog.colorstudy.com/ianb/weblog/2004/02/27.html#P63
    Serious Science
    http://dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr/nMOLDYN/
    http://dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr/DomainFinder/
    and much more ...

    Despite Python's nominal preference for clear winners, a
    basic style question about retrieval of simple configuration
    information yields an intriguing range of answsers
    http://groups.google.com/groups?frame=left&th=ee45f14ec478ad9

    2004, and people are still writing new newsreaders. XPN's
    attractions include its portability, Gnomishness, and Python
    scriptability
    http://sf.net/projects/xpn


    ========================================================================
    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 newly-revitalized newsgroup at least 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

    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

    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.

    *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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