[Tutor] Python API

Claira waveclaira at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 01:58:45 CET 2013

On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 6:35 PM, Danny Yoo <dyoo at hashcollision.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 5:11 PM, Claira <waveclaira at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I dont know how this mailing list thing works, first time on it, they
>> should have something that makes sense like quora.com
> Be aware that mailing lists have a pretty long history, at least in
> computing terms.  You might be interested in reading:
>     http://www.gweep.ca/~edmonds/usenet/ml-etiquette.html
> sometime.  When you say that mailing lists don't make sense, it's
> analogous to a traveler who says that the foreign country they visit
> doesn't make sense.  Sure, it might be true, but it does have echoes of the
> "ugly American" stereotype.
> And there is a difference between mailing lists like Python Tutor vs.
> sites like Quora: the mailing list has a public-access archive.
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/tutor/  In contrast, Quora requires that
> you get an account from them to even _look_ at their database.
> :) But when I google, google never takes me to the open python.org -- and
> I don't know any of sterotypes since you're the one in America.
> For the question I asked, I didn't know you had to do all that just to get
>> a map. What happens if I use http://mapbox.com + Python + Yelp API ?
>> I thought that google maps lets you add stuff, and I just want that stuff
>> to be stuff accessible from the yelp api -- since google won't enable you
>> to do that, then if I continue with this, will I be able to do this
>> on mapbox without having to make a website?
> Hmmm... Does mapbox provide a programmable API?  It looks like it may:
>     http://mapbox.com/developers/api/
> but if I'm reading it correctly, it's a JavaScript API that depends on a
> web browser, not one that's natively accessible from Python.  I don't think
> it's accessible without a website, so I see no advantage over using Google
> Maps.

:) Ok I'll ask those on the mapbox site about this and see how to go about
this. Thanks!!
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