Wondering in the Python Forrest

duncan smith buzzard at urubu.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Jul 30 18:53:29 CEST 2011


Ken Watford wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 7:13 AM, ray <ray at aarden.us> wrote:
>> I found that structured data could be presented in Python using a module in
>> wxPython.
>>
>> Where am I?  I do not know the relationships between the Pythons.  I
>> feel that I am missing something.  I started with Python as it has so
>> much functionality and a huge user group of very helpful individuals
>> and sites.  Now that I have delved deeper, it seems I need different
>> Pythons.
> 
> I think the name has caused you some confusion. wxPython is not a
> different Python, it's a package for Python that displays GUI
> components using the C++ "wxWidgets" library.
> 
> While there are other Pythons out there, for scientific work you
> should have everything you need in the one you've got. You may have to
> install an additional package now and then, but that's it.

And pythonxy (http://www.pythonxy.com/) is basically that very same 
Python bundled together with additional scientific packages to save the 
hassle of installing them separately.

Duncan



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