Daily Archives: October 27, 2007

Python Code Notes – Mostly Useless

Wrangled Python for a few hours. Luckily I came upon this site. I was pretty peeved about the seeming hatred of Mac in the Python Community. The guy who runs this site is a saint.
All I wanted to do was make networkx work so I could make simple network digrams. I finally did it after I installed these from his site (yeah – I went a bit overboard – in case I wanted to play later):
Python 2.4.4
I could never find a pyGTK for the mac – it is under development. I could run about 2/3 of the tests from matplotlib. But I did see a networkx graph displayed. Time for some popcorn and to watch a football game.
Gibberish notes below. Note that I went down a long path with 2.3 and came up short – so I just went to 2.4. I hope Mac OS 10.5 has 2.4 or later on it. Hey I should reboot to the other partition and check :)

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Playing With Python – Finding some Snarkiness

I have been looking into Python for the last two weeks as I may be teaching Python next semester to Freshmen and Sophmore students to do data analysis. I have been searching and learning as I go. The message below was just plain fun to read – it is in some other community – so I could read it and let it go by :)

In general Python seems to be the best and worst of open source – there are tons of extenstions – but very little overall organization. There should be more things like:

The Enthought Distribution

Too bad there is no Mac version of the distro. Enough about that – on to the fun snarkiness! Interestingly the person complaining (at the bottom) is complaining much about the same as me – why is there not some quick and easy to use “get me started” distro?

—— Everyhing below this line is from the mail message ——-

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