exactly what I wanted!
On 04/10/2011 22:22, Pauli Virtanen wrote:
04.10.2011 21:10, Alexandre Leray kirjoitti: [clip]
But it is not very flexible. For instance, I'd like to control the "line spacing" (by adding extra spaces in between letters since it isn't real lines). I just found numpy and I have the intuition that it could do the job since it deals with matrices.
Am I right? If so how would you do such a thing?
import numpy as np
def make_oblique(words): n = max(2*len(word) for word in words) + len(words) canvas = np.zeros((n, n), dtype='S1') canvas[...] = ' ' # ye mighty FORTRAN, we beseech thee
for j, word in enumerate(words): i = np.arange(len(word)) canvas[i+j, 2*i] = list(word) canvas[:,-1] = '\n' return canvas.tostring().rstrip()