[Edu-sig] a brief update from my corner

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 19:37:26 CEST 2009

I was happy to hear from Vern about his and Jeff's experiences at NECC
conference, as I briefly notate in my blog:

http://worldgame.blogspot.com/2009/07/planning-charter.html (PSF was
officially invested here)

More recently, I briefly re-visited the PSF's decision to "dump
Gattegno" for the benefit of the math teachers on math-teach, as he's
something of a hero and I didn't want anyone thinking we had a problem
with AlgebraFirst or whatever they're calling it:


In terms of outreach to <14, the XO shouldn't be discounted.  That's
been a first contact with a Python interactive shell (Pippy) for many
youngsters around the world, a milestone already achieved (not saying
we're done).

I've been eyeballing this one (below), think it makes a good case for
Python (its intent), could be used to extend awareness of our language
in other non-scientific liberal arts fields.  I'll be sharing the


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Steve Lawford <steve_lawford at yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 2:15 AM
Subject: Python review article (econometrics & statistics)
To: python-announce at python.org

Dear all,

We have written a review of Python aimed at econometricians and statisticians:
Some of the introductory material and examples may be of general interest.
Comments are very welcome (steve_lawford at yahoo.co.uk).


Steve Lawford

<P><A HREF="http://www.enac.fr/recherche/leea/Steve%20Lawford/papers/python.pdf"></A>
- Python review article (econometrics & statistics) (04-07-09)

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