[Matrix-SIG] Reading binary data from file into NumPy arrays: numpyio

David Ascher da@skivs.ski.org
Thu, 18 Jun 1998 11:38:46 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 18 Jun 1998, Paul F. Dubois wrote:

> Maybe the right idea is like Amazon.com; you list all the books but have
> places for reader and author "reviews". This makes it cavaet emptor but
> wasn't it always so? I'm thinking of web site that is a guide to the
> contributed packages. Actually, I even think I know how to write such a site
> pretty easily. Then we could just have the sources to all the packages
> available on an even footing.

Just a suggestion: I wouldn't dream of setting up a from-scratch CGI-based
website without doing it in Bobo these days.  There's a little learning
curve, but then there's a nice steep schuss just over that hill, or at
least that's the very definite impression I get.  I haven't done it
because I haven't had to do anything CGI-based recently.

For a quick-and-dirty solution, just use Guido's faqwizard.

A little point of history: A while back I wrote a web-database product in
Python, which I then saw being spiffed up and sold and all that -- at
around the same time I went to SPAM in DC, where I saw what the Digital
Creations folks were doing, and I knew they'd done it right and I'd done
it wrong.  Now before I start any big project i go and steal what Jim
Fulton lets me steal.


PS: Sadly, my memory isn't all that hot -- I just realized that a hairy
    thing I just did for dealing with curried functions should really be
    rewritten using Don Beaudry's 'functor' module, and when I do it it'll
    be smaller, faster and definitely meaner.