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Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 21)

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QOTW: "A java class full of static methods translates to a python
module populated with functions in general." - Arnaud Delobelle

"Neurons are far more valuable than disk space, screen lines, or
CPU cycles." - Ben Finney
How do people install Python and libraries in a server without
root access?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....22609e56653ccd

Inference of column data types in csv files, accomodation for
wrong items and even Bayesian inference can improve trust in
computed results:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....e7bcb8222f6cfc

A proposed change on dict and set documented behavior highlights
the differences between PHP style for docs and Python's:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....5be5d1b9c619cd

You refactored code, yet your pickled instances still use
the old class names and so refuse to load. Here are ways
to load them successfully again:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....dda81818a1be18

The ever-lasting question "Which is the best web framework?" as an
excuse to analyze some high traffic sites and its architectures,
plus insights from Alex Martelli:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....80918453856257

John Nagle captures Python in a single taxonomic paragraph, and
Alex Martelli details his GUI preferences, in a thread valuable
for more than just the beginners its original poster might have
imagined:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....5490c2736b64f/

Comparing Python to other languages, plus "popularity" statistics
from Google:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....d18c57d75eff58

Don't use os.close on sockets directly:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....724f0ab3f3464f

One of the longest threads in history, started last week and still
going: PEP 3131, allowing non-ASCII identifiers.
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....b6bbb9cc833422
How long does it take to "uniquify" a collection?
http://groups.google.com/group/pl.co...3618b18e63f3c9

There are many ways to treat data (packaged here in a file) as code.
Some of them appear in this thread:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....517509be050c3/

How *does* a stylish Pythoneer emit the binary representation of
an integer?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....911d344c0f08d/
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Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
these pages:

Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
http://www.python.org
Notice especially the master FAQ
http://www.python.org/doc/FAQ.html

PythonWare complements the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url
http://www.pythonware.com/daily
Mygale is a news-gathering webcrawler that specializes in (new)
World-Wide Web articles related to Python.
http://www.awaretek.com/nowak/mygale.html
While cosmetically similar, Mygale and the Daily Python-URL
are utterly different in their technologies and generally in
their results.

For far, FAR more Python reading than any one mind should
absorb, much of it quite interesting, Planet Python indexes
much of the universe of Pybloggers.
http://www.planetpython.org/

The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiats".
http://pythonpapers.org/

Readers have recommended the "Planet" sites:
http://planetpython.org
http://planet.python.org

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...ython.announce

Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
Updates appear more-than-weekly:
http://www.awaretek.com/python/index.html

Steve Bethard continues the marvelous tradition early borne by
Andrew Kuchling, Michael Hudson, Brett Cannon, Tony Meyer, and Tim
Lesher of intelligently summarizing action on the python-dev mailing
list once every other week.
http://www.python.org/dev/summary/

The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
http://www.python.org/pypi/

The somewhat older Vaults of Parnassus ambitiously collects references
to all sorts of Python resources.
http://www.vex.net/~x/parnassus/

Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
mailing lists
http://www.python.org/sigs/

Python Success Stories--from air-traffic control to on-line
match-making--can inspire you or decision-makers to whom you're
subject with a vision of what the language makes practical.
http://www.pythonology.com/success

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) has replaced the Python
Consortium as an independent nexus of activity. It has official
responsibility for Python's development and maintenance.
http://www.python.org/psf/
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
http://www.python.org/psf/donate.html

Kurt B. Kaiser publishes a weekly report on faults and patches.
http://www.google.com/groups?as_usub...python%20patch

Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
hyperlinks retains a few gems.
http://www.cetus-links.org/oo_python.html

Python FAQTS
http://python.faqts.com/

The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
interesting recipes.
http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python

Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation.
Watch this space for links to them.

Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available are
http://www.python.org/channews.rdf
http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/pythonware_com_daily.pcgi
http://python.de/backend.php
For more, see
http://www.syndic8.com/feedlist.php?...ShowStatus=all
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
SourceForge reincarnation.
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid...70&func=browse
http://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0042/

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
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welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
http://del.icio.us/tag/python

*Py: the Journal of the Python Language*
http://www.pyzine.com

Archive probing tricks of the trade:
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=d...python&num=100
http://groups.google.com/groups?meta....lang.python.*

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On May 21, 1:48 pm, "Gabriel Genelli" <python-...@phaseit.netwrote:
John Nagle captures Python in a single taxonomic paragraph, and
Alex Martelli details his GUI preferences, in a thread valuable
for more than just the beginners its original poster might have
imagined:
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....thread/thread/...
.... But you need to check Christopher Arndt's immediate reply to John
for the corrections!

- Paddy.
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