QOTW: "A java class full of static methods translates to a python module populated with functions in general." - Arnaud Delobelle
"Neurons are far more valuable than disk space, screen lines, or CPU cycles." - Ben Finney
How do people install Python and libraries in a server without root access? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/9422609e56653ccd Inference of column data types in csv files, accomodation for wrong items and even Bayesian inference can improve trust in computed results: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/29e7bcb8222f6cfc A proposed change on dict and set documented behavior highlights the differences between PHP style for docs and Python's: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/5a5be5d1b9c619cd You refactored code, yet your pickled instances still use the old class names and so refuse to load. Here are ways to load them successfully again: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/e3dda81818a1be18 The ever-lasting question "Which is the best web framework?" as an excuse to analyze some high traffic sites and its architectures, plus insights from Alex Martelli: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6b80918453856257 John Nagle captures Python in a single taxonomic paragraph, and Alex Martelli details his GUI preferences, in a thread valuable for more than just the beginners its original poster might have imagined: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/c755490c2736b64f/ Comparing Python to other languages, plus "popularity" statistics from Google: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/b1d18c57d75eff58 Don't use os.close on sockets directly: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/6e724f0ab3f3464f One of the longest threads in history, started last week and still going: PEP 3131, allowing non-ASCII identifiers. http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/ebb6bbb9cc833422 How long does it take to "uniquify" a collection? http://groups.google.com/group/pl.comp.lang.python/msg/dc3618b18e63f3c9 There are many ways to treat data (packaged here in a file) as code. Some of them appear in this thread: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/1d7517509be050c3/ How *does* a stylish Pythoneer emit the binary representation of an integer? http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python/browse_thread/thread/90911d344c0f08d/
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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. For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should absorb, much of it quite interesting, Planet Python indexes much of the universe of Pybloggers. http://www.planetpython.org/ The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats". http://pythonpapers.org/ Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites: http://planetpython.org http://planet.python.org 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 Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..." Updates appear more-than-weekly: http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html Steve Bethard continues the marvelous tradition early borne by Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson, Brett Cannon, Tony Meyer, and Tim Lesher 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/ 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%20python%20patch Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python hyperlinks retains a few gems. 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 Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation. Watch this space for links to them. 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://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/ The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work. del.icio.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%3Dgroups%26group%3Dcomp.lang.python.*
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