[CentralOH] SciPy/Numpy and Excel

James - Atlantix james at atlantixeng.com
Sat Aug 15 13:53:50 CEST 2009


I am responding to proposed topic of 
"NumPy, SciPy
Especially love to hear from anyone using this to do Excel-business-type
as opposed to a NumPy/SciPy Matlab-type app."

I have developed several applications with Python employing the COM
interface to Excel as an engineering application. The basic structure of the
app is to parse electrical schematics via a COM/OLE type interface, then
opens Excel and creates a very well defined Excel mutli-page worksheet that
is a bill of material. This BOM is then used by purchasing agents to acquire
electrical components for the PCB being built. There is some basic math
involved in the process. I would be interested to present on this topic. I
have also used Numpy/Scipy for various applications. The use of Python to
effectively add additional seats of Matlab computing capability as companies
need these type of computing resources is very applicable in present
economic times. All the more reason why SciPy/NumPy is going to be a very
valuable toolset to the engineering community. 



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   1. COhPy User's Group Meeting Topics (Brian Costlow)
   2. Re: First Central Ohio Python User Group Meeting September 28
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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 13:18:39 -0400
From: Brian Costlow <brian.costlow at gmail.com>
To: centraloh at python.org
Subject: [CentralOH] COhPy User's Group Meeting Topics
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Here are some of my ideas for meeting presentation topics, based on things I
would like to see.

Now it's time for everyone else to chime in.

I think trying to manage this via the list is going to get unwieldy.
However, until we come up with a better repository/tracker, just reply to
this thread on the list to suggest your own topics, 'second' a suggested
topic, or volunteer to present on a topic. That way it's at least in one
easily search-able thread.

It strikes me that some little Django/TG2 app would work for this (could add
suggestions, vote, and volunteer, etc. via the app). If we get enough yea's
on that idea, I'll volunteer to start on one, but I'd need a host, I don't
have access to any publicly available servers at the moment.

Alternatively, we could stick MoinMoin somewhere and just make this a Wiki
topic, or feel free to suggest alternatives.

Key->Value DBs with Python client libs
Tokyo Cabinet/Tyrant
Couch DB
Mongo DB

Deep(er) Dive into python ORMs
Django (including use outside of the whole framework)

Functional Programming.
Iterators,generators, map, lambdas, tour of the functools lib, python

NumPy, SciPy
Especially love to hear from anyone using this to do Excel-business-type
as opposed to a NumPy/SciPy Matlab-type app.

Multiprocessing module
Alternatives? Threading on Jython or IronPython? Twisted + Ampoule (is that
project even alive?)

Python web frameworks where framework not in ["Django", "TurboGears",

Profiling python code.

Using shlex with DSLs or custom configuration files.

XML parsers comparison.

GUI Desktop app toolkits+frameworks
Especially PyQt, PyWebkitGtk, PyJamasDesktop
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Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 16:57:30 -0400
From: Neil Ludban <nludban at osc.edu>
To: Eric Floehr <eric at intellovations.com>
Cc: centraloh at python.org
Subject: Re: [CentralOH] First Central Ohio Python User Group Meeting
	September 28
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On Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:30:02 -0400
Eric Floehr <eric at intellovations.com> wrote:
> 2. Agenda -- soliciting ideas from everyone and putting together a meeting
> agenda, wrangling speakers or volunteers to talk about Python topics, and
> sending it out.

What about reserving 20-30 minutes at the beginning of each meeting
for lightning talks?


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