Is Python like VB?

Tom Willis tom.willis at gmail.com
Fri Mar 18 21:54:34 CET 2005


On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:45:10 -0500, Tom Willis <tom.willis at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Mar 2005 20:20:19 +0000, Steve Horsley <shoot at the.moon> wrote:
> > scattered wrote:
> >
> > > You are right that VBA isn't being discontinued yet. My own interest in
> > > learning python is to find a replacement for Excel VBA. I'm a
> > > mathematician who likes to throw quick programs together for things
> > > like statistical simulations. I liked the ability to get functioning
> > > code quickly in VBA, together with the ability to easily generate
> > > graphs of the results, etc., but I finally got tired of the slow speed
> > > and verbose syntax. I'm hoping that Python (as packaged by Enthought
> > > together with various numerical and graphing modules) will be an
> > > appropriate replacement.
> >
> > Were you aware that OpenOffice.org version 2.0, which is due out soon
> > (beta is available for download), can have python macros, as well as
> > javascript and StarOffice Basic macros?
> >
> > Steve
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> >
> 
> http://udk.openoffice.org/python/scriptingframework/index.html
> 
> Damn that's hot!!!!! I am tingly :)
> 
> --
> Thomas G. Willis
> http://paperbackmusic.net
> 
Reply to self...

The API however, smells more like java to me than python. Alas, I will
happily use it for many of my needs.

http://udk.openoffice.org/python/scriptingframework/dynamicDialog.py

Perhaps OppenOffice.org 2.0 could be the postscript -> pdf -> text
with the correct layout solution I've been hoping could replace a
chain of very troublesome pieces of shareware.


-- 
Thomas G. Willis
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