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AEB
Hello, my supervisor has requested that I write a program to display
2D waves in 3D using Python. Basically I have a time series file that
has the heights of the wave over time steps, and I want to extrude
these waves lengthwise so that they appear in a 3D manor. I am not
very familiar with Python development, could someone point me in a
good direction, and maybe comment if this is a little to ambitious for
a first time python user?

I do have moderate programming experience in other languages (java, c/c
++, vb.net).
Oct 28 '08 #1
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On Tue, 28 Oct 2008 05:47:32 -0700, AEB wrote:
Hello, my supervisor has requested that I write a program to display 2D
waves in 3D using Python. Basically I have a time series file that has
the heights of the wave over time steps, and I want to extrude these
waves lengthwise so that they appear in a 3D manor. I am not very
familiar with Python development, could someone point me in a good
direction, and maybe comment if this is a little to ambitious for a
first time python user?
This doesn't sound so much like a Python problem but more a graphics
programming problem in general and depends on the way you want to display
the data. OpenGL? Tkinter canvas?
I do have moderate programming experience in other languages (java, c/c
++, vb.net).
If you are new to Python you should work through the tutorial in the
documentation. For people with programming experience in other languages
`Dive into Python` is a recommended free Python text.

Ciao,
Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch
Oct 28 '08 #2

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AEB wrote:
Hello, my supervisor has requested that I write a program to display
2D waves in 3D using Python. Basically I have a time series file that
has the heights of the wave over time steps, and I want to extrude
these waves lengthwise so that they appear in a 3D manor. I am not
very familiar with Python development, could someone point me in a
good direction, and maybe comment if this is a little to ambitious for
a first time python user?

I do have moderate programming experience in other languages (java, c/c
++, vb.net).
You might want to take a look at VPython. It is probably the easiest
way to get to 3-D in Python.
Oct 28 '08 #3

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