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Hello, I know this isn't really a python centric question, but I'm seeking
help from my fellow python programmers. I've been learning python for the
past year and a half, and I still haven't written anything substantial nor
have I found an existing project which blows my hair back. Python is my
first language, and I plan on learning lisp within the next week but
before I do so I'd like to write something meaningful, does anyone have
any suggestions? Something they always needed, but never got around to
writing it? Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
learning process. Thanks in advance.

--
A wise man knows he knows nothing.

Apr 25 '06 #1
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Anthony Greene wrote:
Hello, I know this isn't really a python centric question, but I'm seeking
help from my fellow python programmers. I've been learning python for the
past year and a half, and I still haven't written anything substantial nor
have I found an existing project which blows my hair back. Python is my
first language, and I plan on learning lisp within the next week but
before I do so I'd like to write something meaningful, does anyone have
any suggestions? Something they always needed, but never got around to
writing it? Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
learning process. Thanks in advance.


How about writing a standalone wiki markup parser? I know a *lot* of
people who would find this useful..

Tim
Apr 25 '06 #2

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Tim Parkin wrote:
Anthony Greene wrote:
Hello, I know this isn't really a python centric question, but I'm seeking
help from my fellow python programmers. I've been learning python for the
past year and a half, and I still haven't written anything substantial nor
have I found an existing project which blows my hair back. Python is my
first language, and I plan on learning lisp within the next week but
before I do so I'd like to write something meaningful, does anyone have
any suggestions? Something they always needed, but never got around to
writing it? Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
learning process. Thanks in advance.

How about writing a standalone wiki markup parser? I know a *lot* of
people who would find this useful..


+1
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bruno desthuilliers
python -c "print '@'.join(['.'.join([w[::-1] for w in p.split('.')]) for
p in 'o****@xiludom.gro'.split('@')])"
Apr 25 '06 #3

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That's really the right thing I want to know , I am a Python newbie
,and learn to know that python is very strong ability in large scale
application , as a beginner , what is the first useful and meaningful
widget can we create through Python ?

Apr 25 '06 #4

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> Hello, I know this isn't really a python centric question, but I'm seeking
help from my fellow python programmers. I've been learning python for the
past year and a half, and I still haven't written anything substantial nor
have I found an existing project which blows my hair back. Python is my
first language, and I plan on learning lisp within the next week but
before I do so I'd like to write something meaningful, does anyone have
any suggestions? Something they always needed, but never got around to
writing it? Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
learning process. Thanks in advance.
That's really the right thing I want to know , I am a Python newbie
,and learn to know that python is very strong ability in large scale
application , as a beginner , what is the first useful and meaningful
widget can we create through Python ?

You guys might find browsing through
http://wiki.python.org/moin/CodingProjectIdeas inspiring.
Apr 25 '06 #5

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"momolulu" wrote:
That's really the right thing I want to know , I am a Python newbie
,and learn to know that python is very strong ability in large scale
application , as a beginner , what is the first useful and meaningful
widget can we create through Python ?


What makes you think that the first "useful and meaningful widget" is the
same thing for everyone ?

The first thing I built as a Python beginner was a high-volume fault-tolerant
distributed image production system for heterogenous environments. The
most recent thing I built is a small script that takes an infogami comment
and reposts it as an article.

What kind of applications and systems do you usually work on ?

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Apr 25 '06 #6

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RK
I need a python source code diagrammer that actually works
out-of-the-box to explore all the code already written out there.

something like SmallWorlds was to java before they got rid of it.

Apr 25 '06 #7

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"Anthony Greene" <sy******@zetafunc.net> wrote in message
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Hello, I know this isn't really a python centric question, but I'm seeking
help from my fellow python programmers. I've been learning python for the
past year and a half, and I still haven't written anything substantial nor
have I found an existing project which blows my hair back. Python is my
first language, and I plan on learning lisp within the next week but
before I do so I'd like to write something meaningful, does anyone have
any suggestions? Something they always needed, but never got around to
writing it? Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
learning process. Thanks in advance.
Just what is it, other than programming, that you have expertise in?
What kind of problems do you know how to solve?
Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
learning process.


So true! Unfortunately, no one can provide you with one.
You have to develop that yourself.

Tis the conundrum of programming in general. If all you know how to do is
write code - then you truly have nothing to do. What *other* interests do
you have? Hobbies? Job Skills?
What *does* "blow your hair back" ;-)

That's where your programming ideas need to come from.
Thomas Bartkus


Apr 25 '06 #8

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On Tue, 25 Apr 2006 09:51:42 -0500, Thomas Bartkus wrote:
"Anthony Greene" <sy******@zetafunc.net> wrote in message
news:pa****************************@zetafunc.net.. .
Hello, I know this isn't really a python centric question, but I'm seeking
help from my fellow python programmers. I've been learning python for the
past year and a half, and I still haven't written anything substantial nor
have I found an existing project which blows my hair back. Python is my
first language, and I plan on learning lisp within the next week but
before I do so I'd like to write something meaningful, does anyone have
any suggestions? Something they always needed, but never got around to
writing it? Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
learning process. Thanks in advance.


Just what is it, other than programming, that you have expertise in?
What kind of problems do you know how to solve?
> Without an imagination you pretty much stagnate your whole
> learning process.


So true! Unfortunately, no one can provide you with one.
You have to develop that yourself.

Tis the conundrum of programming in general. If all you know how to do is
write code - then you truly have nothing to do. What *other* interests do
you have? Hobbies? Job Skills?
What *does* "blow your hair back" ;-)

That's where your programming ideas need to come from.
Thomas Bartkus


So true man, I guess I need to truly sit down and determine these things.
I love to do a lot of things, read, hang out, skate, which are a few
amongst other things. I guess my ideas will have to come from real-life
experiences, I'm going to chill out for 2 days this week and just think of
various things which I want or need, but have not found anything which
fulfills that. I'm going to jot everything down, and try to think about
way to implement them programmatically. We'll see how it works out.

--
A wise man knows he knows nothing.

Apr 25 '06 #9

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Thomas Bartkus wrote:
Tis the conundrum of programming in general. If all you know how to do is
write code - then you truly have nothing to do. What *other* interests do
you have? Hobbies? Job Skills?
What *does* "blow your hair back" ;-)

That's where your programming ideas need to come from.


yeah, learning experiences only come from enjoyable tasks. lord knows the
countless boring, uninspired assignments handed down in a cs degree program
teach absolutely nothing. oh wait...

Apr 25 '06 #10

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Thats the best way to go about it. Python I find is fun because you
can just play with the interpreter throwing commands at it and really
just working with syntax and usually POC ideas. The most useful ideas
usually just come to you. I recieved a pretty barebones MP3 player
from my sister for my birthday. I didnt have anything on the lines of
file management or playlist management software whatsoever, so I
decided to write some custom software (in Tkinter btw) to quickly and
efficiently move around songs and playlists with it's basic removable
drive format. Its all in what you need, and what you need a 'solution'
for. Try not to think of 'ideas' per se, try to think of problems that
need solutions.

Apr 25 '06 #11

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Anthony Greene wrote:
So true man, I guess I need to truly sit down and determine these things.
I love to do a lot of things, read, hang out, skate, which are a few
amongst other things....

From the skating:

OK, say you have a 3-d surface, what is the path a ball bearing with a
particular momentum takes over time. Can you display that: the 3-D
surface, the position as an animation? Sure you can. VPython gives
you all the display capabilities you need. Start with 2-D and an
straight line. Then move either to a more complex curve or 3-D
next. The reason for using VPython is to get 3-D solved for you so
you can work on the position and momentum updates. It even will do
anaglyph (colored glasses) and cross-eyed 3-D rendering, though the
default is to simply give you a 2-D window into the 3-D world.

If you do this, you might play with designing a virtual skate park.

--Scott David Daniels
sc***********@acm.org
Apr 25 '06 #12

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Anthony Greene wrote:
Hello, I know this isn't really a python centric question, but I'm seeking
help from my fellow python programmers. I've been learning python for the
past year and a half, and I still haven't written anything substantial nor
have I found an existing project which blows my hair back.


The Ubuntu project offers bounties for adding needed functionality to
their distro, a lot of which is provided through python:

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/bounties
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IdeaPool

Nothing like Ca$h Prize$ to get that hair ruffled :)

- alex23

Apr 26 '06 #13

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