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Cameron Laird
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      01-15-2005
QOTW: "Python: it tastes so good it makes you hungrier." -- EP

"I don't consider 'throws Exception' to be sloppy, I consider it to be
programmers voting with their feet." -- Roy Smith


The Centre for Epidemiology and Research has released a high-quality
suite of Python-based "Network-enabled epidemiology" tools. Among
other packages, NetEpi leverages MxDateTime, Albatross, Numeric
Python, pyPGSQL, and RPy:
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/pyt...er/257928.html

Bengt Richter and John Lenton expertly handle binary data, the
latter through reliance on mmap:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...74e3df5b7495d/

When tackling tedious capabilities like SSL, experts know to
leverage the work--Twisted, Medusa, Apache, ...--of others:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...0ae7d7e43dc606

When tackling tedious capabilities like FASTA, experts know to
leverage the work--biopython, mmap, gdbm, ...--of others:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...949fce8d51e7e/

So, you're on a desert island, no credit card, no modern OS,
nothing but a thin telnet to the universal IP cloud--you can
still practice Python:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...e33ffbc0726732

twander 3.160 boasts ... well, read for yourself the details
of this quite-cool filesystem browser:
http://www.tundraware.com/Software/twander

No, you do NOT really want XQuery:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...fefc7cdad4f6d/

Paul McGuire soberly illustrates pyparse's place in programming:
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...7915357b5eb524


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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.

comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup 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

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

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.

deli.cio.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.*

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


Suggestions/corrections for next week's posting are always welcome.
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sponsor the "Python-URL!" project.


 
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