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Cameron Laird
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      03-03-2004
QOTW: praise than which there is no higher: "I like the Python Cookbook,
edited by Alex Martelli and David Ascher. I keep that one in my bathroom."
Terry Carroll

"[W]e needed something more complex and expensive because the response to
any IT problem is to spend more money making things more complex."
Robert X. Cringely on voting machines
http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20031204.html


Everyone who tries to automate Excel fusses over the mystery of its
constants. Chetan Gadgil shows how simple the right approach is
http://groups.google.com/groups?selm...t%40python.org

Does the Stackless Sprint fit on your calendar?
http://www.stackless.com/sprint/

Jon Udell accurately describes how The Enterprise should
think of Python.
http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/...html?s=feature

Premshree Pillai explains his use of makeExe
http://www.devx.com/opensource/Article/20247
... and offers an introductory set of slides for
beginners
http://premshree.resource-locator.co...Slide1.jpg.htm
... while Magnus Lie Hetland details use of Numarray
for time-series management, centering on discretization
http://hetland.org/python/disc-with-numarray

It's scary how much people are doing in Python. You can
have Python Server Pages
http://www.sitepoint.com/blog-post-view.php?id=155823
http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/python/2...ver_pages.html
TwistedSNMP (!)
http://twistedsnmp.sourceforge.net/
a new unit-tester
http://blog.colorstudy.com/ianb/webl...02/27.html#P63
Serious Science
http://dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr/nMOLDYN/
http://dirac.cnrs-orleans.fr/DomainFinder/
and much more ...

Despite Python's nominal preference for clear winners, a
basic style question about retrieval of simple configuration
information yields an intriguing range of answsers
http://groups.google.com/groups?fram...e45f14ec478ad9

2004, and people are still writing new newsreaders. XPN's
attractions include its portability, Gnomishness, and Python
scriptability
http://sf.net/projects/xpn


================================================== ======================
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.

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

Brett Cannon continues the marvelous tradition established by
Andrew Kuchling and Michael Hudson 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/

The Python Business Forum "further[s] the interests of companies
that base their business on ... Python."
http://www.python-in-business.org

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

Cetus collects Python hyperlinks.
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

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://python.sourceforge.net/peps/pep-0042.html

The online Python Journal is posted at pythonjournal.cognizor.com.
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) and (E-Mail Removed)
welcome submission of material that helps people's understanding
of Python use, and offer Web presentation of your work.

*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.*

Previous - (U)se the (R)esource, (L)uke! - messages are listed here:
http://www.ddj.com/topics/pythonurl/
http://purl.org/thecliff/python/url.html (dormant)
or
http://groups.google.com/groups?oi=djq&as_q=+Python-URL!&as_ugroup=comp.lang.python


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