[Edu-sig] Europython paper accepted...

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 05:48:59 CEST 2007

Excellent, I've got a slot after lunch on Day 1 of Europython:


Still focusing on string.Template, looking to recode my paradigm
"math objects" using X3D output (XML flavored -- there's also a more
VRML-like format).

I've proposed to Joyce (CEO) that I work up a new Saturday Academy
class focusing on Python + X3D, perhaps presuming some Python.
She seems willing to explore it further.

I still have another section of my regular Pythonic math course
scheduled for this summer, where we use VPython and POV-Ray:


I found this 2003 article a helpful reintroduction to the subject of
these relatively new 3D tools:



PS: One of the philosophers mentioned in passing in my Lithuania
paper, Richard Rorty, died recently.  There's a write up in today's
New York Times.  He was a good teacher for me back when I was
focusing on philo at Princeton (1976-1980).  He advised me on my
undergrad thesis on Wittgenstein's later writings.

More views re RR:

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