Starting out.

Tim Chase python.list at tim.thechases.com
Fri Oct 13 04:16:11 CEST 2006


> (OT: Try to type 'proficient' with one hand on a US keyboard. :-))

A number of nice words like that:

authenticity
proficiency
entitlement
enchantment
protozoans
proficient
antisocial
tutorials
tormentor
shanghais
shamrocks
rhapsodic
protozoan
pantheism
handiwork
flamencos
fishbowls
firmament
endowment
dyspeptic
dyspepsia
downturns
downright
divisible
disorient
dismantle
dirigible
cockfight
authentic


Try it yourself:

 >>> import re
 >>> r = 
re.compile('^[yuiophjklnm]?([asdfgqwertzxcvb][yuiophjklnm])*[asdfgqwertzxcvb]?$')
 >>> for line in file('/usr/share/dict/words'):
...	line = line.strip()
...	if r.match(line): print line
...

which finds words that (on a QWERTY keyboard) are touch-typed 
with alternating left/right hands.

In a fit of late-night boredom, I played with regexps that will 
find words of the following classes of words (on a QWERTY keyboard):
typed with just the left-hand
	'^[qwertasdfgzxcvb]*$'
typed with just the right-hand
	'^[yuiophjklnm]*$'
typed with just the top-row of keys
	'^[qwertyuiop]*$'
typed with just the home-row of keys
	'^[asdfghjkl]*$'
typed with just the home-row keys
	'^[asdfjkl]*$'


Beware...they're fun :)

-tkc






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