Python Questions - July 25, 2015
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Mon Jul 27 01:58:14 CEST 2015
"Ned Batchelder" <ned at nedbatchelder.com> wrote in message
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>> Am I the only person thinking Troll?
Posted by E.D.G. July 26, 2015
With some humor intended, thanks for the supportive note.
This is an indirect URL for a potentially important computer program
that I feel needs to be developed. Unfortunately, although Python could be
used to create PC or Mac versions of the program I don't think that those
programs would run on Internet server computers. But I don't yet know
enough about Python to be able to tell if that is the case or not.
There are two Perl programs that I have developed that I believe many
Python users would like to have available in Python versions. And at some
point I might create a Web page that will discuss them in detail. For the
moment I have just made the decision to combine them into a single program
that would be quite helpful for the scientific community. People don't
actually even need my assistance with developing these types of programs.
Some versions are likely already available for free.
The first program can do things such as automatically go to a Web
site that provides weather information for example, feed information to the
Web page program running at that site, wait for the results, copy them to a
PC or Mac, and start processing the data. It is a tremendously powerful and
versatile program that can save scientists etc. large amounts of time by
helping them automate repetitive tasks that take a lot of time if done
manually. Microsoft at one time had a Windows program available that did
things like that. I seem to remember that it was called "Recorder." My own
Perl version of the program is many times more powerful.
The second program acts as a type of universal communicator for
Windows programs. It would actually work with any operating system.
Running in the background it can start, stop, and interact with any
Windows compatible programs such as other Perl programs, Notepad.exe, Excel,
Fortran, Python undoubtedly, and also execute DOS shell commands etc. With
word processor programs and spreadsheet programs like Excel it makes life
much easier as a person needs to learn how to program in only one language
to get things done instead of all of those individual macro languages.
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