Popular Python projects with lots of pure Python code

Fernando Perez fperez528 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 10 01:32:21 CEST 2004

Brett C. wrote:

> For my thesis (once the bloody thing stops throwing bugs at me) I am
> going to need to collect stats on the frequency that atomic types in
> local variables are applied to various opcodes and methods.  That means
> that I need something to collect stats off of.
> So I am trying to come up with a list of projects I can use to get my
> stats from.  the stdlib is a no-brainer.  Also plan to use Docutils.
> But beyond those most of the big Python projects I can think of have a
> ton of C code which is of no use to me.  I don't need to be able to run
> it, just going to be compiling to .py files.
> Any suggestions?

well, scipy is not pure python (lots of fortran/C), but it does have a lot of
python in it.  Given that it's probably a decent representative of typical
scientific code (and scientific use of python is growing fast, see scipy'04),
it might be an interesting addition to your sample.



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