=== Leipzig Python User Group ===
We will meet on Tuesday, June 14 at 8:00 pm at the training
center of Python Academy in Leipzig, Germany
( http://www.python-academy.com/center/find.html ).
Andreas Bunkahle will give a talk about OpenCV and Python.
OpenCV (CV = Computer Vision) and Python
OpenCV is a very powerful and fast image processing and computer vision library.
The combination of OpenCV 2.1 and Python 2.6 is stable and works reliably.
Features include face and pattern recognition, web cam control, and morphing
among many others.
Everybody who uses Python, plans to do so or is interested in
learning more about the language is encouraged to participate.
While the meeting language will be mainly German, we will provide
English translation if needed.
Food and soft drinks are provided. Please send a short
confirmation mail to info(a)python-academy.de, so we can prepare
Current information about the meetings are at
== Leipzig Python User Group ===
Wir treffen uns am Dienstag, 14.06.2011 um 20:00 Uhr
im Schulungszentrum der Python Academy in Leipzig
( http://www.python-academy.de/Schulungszentrum/anfahrt.html ).
Andreas Bunkahle wird einen Vortrag über OpenCV und Python halten.
OpenCV (CV = Computer Vision) und Python
OpenCV ist eine sehr mächtige und schnelle Bibliothek für die Bildverarbeitung
und maschinelles Sehen, die in der Version 2.1 mit Python 2.6 recht stabil und
zuverlässig läuft. Gesichts- und Mustererkennung, Webcam-Ansteuerung und
Morphing sind nur einige von vielen Möglichkeiten die die OpenCV bietet.
Willkommen ist jeder, der Interesse an Python hat, die Sprache
bereits nutzt oder nutzen möchte.
Für das leibliche Wohl wird gesorgt. Eine Anmeldung unter
info(a)python-academy.de wäre nett, damit wir genug Essen
Aktuelle Informationen zu den Treffen sind unter
http://www.python-academy.de/User-Group zu finden.
We're looking for beta testers for our new product. Testers who send
feedback and bug reports will be given a free copy of the released
version of the software after testing is completed.
What's our product? Gumption is a powerful and versatile toolkit for
building computer applications using the Python language. With a few
mouse clicks you can create screens with buttons, checkboxes, radio
buttons, list boxes, combo boxes, and more. The built-in script editor
allows you to write the Python code for your application, and you can
customize your menus using the menu builder.
Applications are cross-platform so they can be used on Windows, OS X,
and Unix computers with no recompiling. It uses native widgets, so
your application will look correct no matter what operating system
it's running on.
Still interested? If so email us with the subject line: Beta Test. Let
us know how long you've been using Python, how you expect to use our
software, and what platforms you'll be testing on (Windows, Unix, or
Apple OS X).
Hello kids and parents !! I just want to announce the release of
This release consists of minor bug fixes and new xmpp auth code (SASL)
which support DIGEST-MD5 and PLAIN authing.
JSONBOT should run well again on systems with python2.5 installed.
You can fetch it at http://jsonbot.googlecode.com
Have fun playing with it!
JSONBOT is a remote event-driven framework for building bots that talk
to each other over XMPP.
This distribution provides bots built on this framework for console,
XMPP and Convore for the shell and WWW and XMPP for the Google
JSONBOT is all of the following:
* a shell console bot
* a shell IRC bot
* a shell XMPP bot
* a shell Convore bot
* a Web bot running on Google Application Engine
* a XMPP bot running on Google Application Engine
* a Google Wave bot running op Google Application Engine
* the XMPP bots are used to communicate between bots
* plugin infrastructure to write your own functionality
* event driven framework by the use of callbacks
I'm pleased to announce a new alpha release of GMPY2.
GMPY2 is a wrapper for GMP and MPFR multiple-precision
If you have an interest in multiple-precision arithmetic
or want more control over the handling of exceptional
events in floating point arithmetic, please check out
GMPY2 is available for download from:
To simplify the codebase, allow for changes in the API,
and support simultaneous installation, the development
version has been renamed to GMPY2. The following is list
of changes in GMPY2:
* support for a mutable integer type "xmpz"
* removal of random number functions
* "xmpz" supports slices for setting/clearing bits
* some methods have been renamed (scan1 -> bit_scan1)
* support for Python prior to 2.6 has been removed
* support for all division modes has been added
* ceiling - round to +Infinity
* floor - round to -Infinity
* truncate - round to zero
* 2exp - division by a power of 2
* support is_even() and is_odd()
* support for the MPFR floating point library
* context manager support from controlling MPFR
* can raise Python exceptions when exceptional events
occur with MPFR arithmetic; for example, comparing
against "nan" can trigger an exception
* more complete coverage for MPFR
* many function names were changed to be more consistent
Please report any issues!
ackward 0.3 has been released.
ackward is a boost.python-based C++ interface to parts of the Python
standard library. It aims to simplify the use of Python modules in
C++, both for embedding and extension situations.
This release is largely a clean-up and documentation release, with
some work done in the UUID module.
You can get the code at:
There's a new release of CaptureMock out. For Python users it's mostly
a collection of bugfixes on the original release, but it also adds new
functionality to allow it to be used from other languages also.
CaptureMock is a tool for creating mocks via a "true" capture-replay
style approach. It records interactions to a separate file which can
then be used for replay in future runs. It is thus not another
"EasyMock" clone. Interaction can thus be recaptured from a real
system at any point, and no mock code needs to be written. It handles
Python calls, command-line programs, and synchronous messaging over
networks. Custom clients can now also be written for any language.
Mailing list: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/texttest-users
University of Washington Marketing and the Seattle Plone Gathering host
the inaugural Seattle PyCamp 2011 at The Paul G. Allen Center for
Computer Science & Engineering on Monday, August 29 through Friday,
September 2, 2011.
Register today at http://trizpug.org/boot-camp/seapy11/
For beginners, this ultra-low-cost Python Boot Camp makes you productive
so you can get your work done quickly. PyCamp emphasizes the features
which make Python a simpler and more efficient language. Following along
with example Python PushUps™ speeds your learning process. Become a
self-sufficient Python developer in just five days at PyCamp! PyCamp is
conducted on the campus of the University of Washington in a state of
the art high technology classroom.
Chris Calloway http://nccoos.org/Members/cbc
office: 3313 Venable Hall phone: (919) 599-3530
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
When: 7 PM Thursday June 9, 2011
Join us for the best meeting ever!
You will need to RSVP at http://chipy.org/
RSVP Quick Links:
1. 7:00 Using OpenCV with Python and ROS (Bill Mania and Eric Kinzle)
2. 7:45 break (CoubonCabin)
3. 8:00 New web2py features (Massimo Di Pierro)
4. 8:30 GNU MediaGoblin for a federated media future (Christopher
1. Using OpenCV with Python and ROS
Bill Mania and Eric Kinzle
A brief presentation of using the OpenCV computer vision toolset with
Python and ROS. Included at the end will be a demonstration of
tracking a colored object using a camera with servo-driven pan and
CouponCabin and Google will supply food and drinks. Thank you for your
3. New web2py features
Massimo Di Pierro
- digitally signed callbacks
- federated authentication
4. GNU MediaGoblin for a federated media future
Talk will discuss GNU MediaGoblin the project and the infrastructure
choices made while constructing GNU MediaGoblin, as well as
instructions on how to get involved. Also: discussion of what
"federation" means and why the project matters.
Google Chicago office,
20 W Kinzie 17th floor
Chicago, IL 60610
About the group
ChiPy is a group of Chicago Python Programmers, l33t, and n00bs.
Meetings are held monthly at various locations around Chicago. Also,
ChiPy is a proud sponsor of many Open Source and Educational efforts
in Chicago. Stay tuned to the mailing list for more info.
ChiPy website: <http://chipy.org>
ChiPy Mailing List: <http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/chicago>
ChiPy Announcement *ONLY* Mailing List:
Python website: <http://python.org>
The next meeting of pyCologne will take place:
Wednesday, June, 8th
starting about 6.30 pm - 6.45 pm
at Room 0.14, Benutzerrechenzentrum (RRZK-B)
University of Cologne, Berrenrather Str. 136, 50937 Köln, Germany
On this month's agenda:
- Audio and MIDI processing using Python (pysox, pyportmidi),
Any presentations, news, book presentations etc. are welcome on each of our meetings!
At about 8.30 pm we will as usual enjoy the rest of the evening in a nearby restaurant.
Further information including directions how to get to the location can be found at:
(Sorry, the web-links are in German only.)