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|| ||Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (May 10) |
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QOTW: "Often, the cleverness of people is inversely proportional to the
amount of CPU power and RAM that they have in their computer.
Unfortunately, the difficulty in debugging and maintaining code is often
directly proportional to the cleverness exhibited by the original
programmer." - Irmen de Jong and Grant Edwards
Looking for "The Coolest Python Recipe of All Times":
A nice and clever probabilistic data structure:
Development tools and best practices (continued from previous week):
Things to be aware of when using dictionary views:
Python3 and absolute/relative imports:
Another gotcha when using import with packages:
Fibonacci, recursion, and the 'P' conspiracy theory:
The preferred way for string formatting:
Checking if a list is empty - and how to think "the Python way":
Classics never die: What other languages use the same data model as Python?
Everything Python-related you want is probably one or two clicks away in
Python.org's Python Language Website is the traditional
center of Pythonia
Notice especially the master FAQ
Just beginning with Python? This page is a great place to start:
Planet Python: you want to visit there:
But don't confuse it with Planet SciPy:
And don't confuse *that* with SciPyTip, a high-quality daily (!) tip
for the numerically-inclined:
Python Insider is the official blog of the Python core development
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.
Among the ways you can support PSF is with a donation.
Keep up with the PSF at "Python Software Foundation News":
The Python Papers aims to publish "the efforts of Python enthusiasts":
Doug Hellman's "Module of the week" is essential reading:
comp.lang.python.announce announces new Python software. Be
sure to scan this newsgroup weekly.
Python411 indexes "podcasts ... to help people learn Python ..."
Updates appear more-than-weekly:
The Python Package Index catalogues packages.
Much of Python's real work takes place on Special-Interest Group
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.
The Summary of Python Tracker Issues is an automatically generated
report summarizing new bugs, closed ones, and patch submissions.
nullege is an interesting search Web application, with the intelligence
to distinguish between Python code and comments. It provides what
appear to be relevant results, and demands neither Java nor CSS be
Although unmaintained since 2002, the Cetus collection of Python
hyperlinks retains a few gems.
The Cookbook is a collaborative effort to capture useful and
Many Python conferences around the world are in preparation.
Watch this space for links to them.
Among several Python-oriented RSS/RDF feeds available, see:
For more, see:
The old Python "To-Do List" now lives principally in a
del.icio.us presents an intriguing approach to reference commentary.
It already aggregates quite a bit of Python intelligence.
At least one of the Python magazines is explicitly multilingual:
PythonWare complemented the digest you're reading with the
marvelous daily python url. While it's now ... dormant, it still
has plenty of interesting reading.
Python articles regularly appear at IBM DeveloperWorks:
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