[Python Edinburgh] Talks!

Toms toms.baugis at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 12:23:55 CEST 2014

Haha, beat you to it ;)

On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 11:23 AM, Becky Smith <rebkwok at gmail.com> wrote:

> PyLadies is a global organisation with chapters in many locations around
> the world (http://www.pyladies.com/locations/).  Yes, there is a need for
> a culture change, and PyLadies (and other groups aimed at supporting women
> in programming) are part of the work towards that change.  The aim is not
> to divide female/male groups, but to give women a group that they feel
> comfortable joining, and to provide a bridge into the wider python
> community.  Then we may get a better balance at Python Edinburgh as well.
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 11:07 AM, Magnus Hagdorn <
> magnus.hagdorn at marsupium.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2014-09-03 at 10:42 +0100, Bald, Glenn wrote:
>> > The reason I ask about GIS is I think python has a lot of potential in
>> > GIS. I use for ArcGIS on Oracle. Also interested in it's use with QGIS
>> > never heard of gdal (will look up).
>> >
>> Python is used by ArcGIS to automate any processes within ArcGIS, ie you
>> can program ArcGIS in python.
>> gdal is one of the libraries used by qgis or grass. I might be able to
>> direct you at useful python packages to do particular bits of GIS
>> processing. We have people use python with ArcGIS to automate processes.
>> Another big area is processing of satellite images.
>> Python is great in a scientific environment, it is easy to use and
>> learn, there are plenty of good modules and you are not limited to a
>> particular problem domain. We recommend python where it makes sense and
>> see a huge uptake by academics and postdocs. We are now starting to
>> teach our undergrads python.
>> Cheers
>> magnus
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