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Posts tagged "python"

PyCon SK 2016

The famous PyCon came to Slovakia for the first time. Quite frankly: I’m impressed. For those who don’t know: PyCon means Python Conference, and it’s meant for anyone interested in the programming language. I can’t say I have much experience with community-organized dev events, but the organizers clearly did their homework. I’m not exactly an avid tweeter, but I couldn’t resist: > It was obvious immediately after entering #PyConSK [https://twitter.com/hashtag/PyConSK?src=hash] that I hadn't se...

WinPython doesn't start?

I ran across PyBrain [pybrain.org], a “modular machine learning library for Python.” It needs the whole Scientific Python stack and since setting it up manually seemed like a pain, I decided to try one of the pre-packaged distributions. I tried more of them with little success. WinPython [http://winpython.sourceforge.net/] looked the best, but didn’t work on the two computers I tried it on, regardless of version or bitness. When I tried running the WinPython Control Panel, Spyder or IPython, th...

Scripted text processing

When working on the last project at work, my tasks were often defined poorly. I had to make web services that would accept complicated data structures, but I only had one example file to go by. The file got updated from time to time, but never came as a valid XML – some can hardly be convinced you can’t just write strings instead of numbers or put a “-” anywhere in the file and expect it to be valid. So I had to process every file by hand. And by “hand”, I of course mean regexes or Python, just...