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Who Knows Python?

qleyo, sbucareer,

Anyone in-house with good python skills. If yes, can we start a python tutorial?

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thanks Seun,

it was a good read.

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Hmmmm. I can't answer that question, but here's an excellent page with python programming snippets:

http://sebsauvage.net/python/snyppets/#beginner

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ok,

And if you want a packaged python program to run on other platforms aside windows, what do you do?

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To package a python program as an exe, you would need something like PY2EXE. This program helps you convert your .py programs to .exe. It can be downloaded from

http://www.py2exe.org/

You can get a tutorial from

http://www.py2exe.org/index.cgi/Tutorial

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As a closed-source program, you can handle it in several ways. First of all, what type of closed-source app is it?. If it is a web app that runs off a server, I don't see how pirates can see the source code as the server will process the app before returning it to the client, much like php, jsp and asp.

If it's a stand-alone app that installs on a computer - you can package it as an exe

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Thumbs up! Mayorin and Alexis, we are together in this Python business and it's the best. Keep it up Brothers!

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Python is really easy to learn. I have had quite a journey with programming languages. I started out with Qbasic, then VB, then C and guess where I ended up? I am now a great fan of the Python Programming language and I would encourage anyone just starting out with computer programming to embrace whole-heartedly.

Python is especially good when you need high productivity in little time. It is very true that NASA, google, AstraZeneca and other high-brow companies use python including Yahoo! Many professional programmers of high repute recommend Python. An example is Eric Steven Raymond, if you have heard of him.

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I have quite a journey in programming. I started out with Qbasic, VB, then C and guess where I have now ended up? I am now a great fan of the Python Programming Language. It is very true that NASA, Google, AstraZeneca and other high brow companies use Python. Python is extremely easy to learn. I would recommend Python to any one just starting out in Computer Programming. I have a library of eBooks that I would not mind sharing. If you need them, you could mail me on davidtadamojr@yahoo.com.

Python is especially good for quick programming. It is very useful when you need productivity in little time. Many well-respected programmers recommend python. These programmers include Eric Steven Raymond and lot of others.

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Don't mind them guy Python is da bomb. If you prolific at it - you can do virtually any pro stuff with it

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I am still using it and I enjoy it. With all the super computers we have around these days, speed is not an issue.

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Think i have a kinda E-book tutorial on Python, for beginners. Mail me and i'll just send it to you. This is the best i've got.

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I agree with Seun. Python is very productive script language. It was developed in 1990 by Van Rossum, his initial strategy was scripting, like Java, Sun initial strategy was web.

But python is used in large areas of programming including the initial concept, which is scripting and now includes GUI, web, OS, RedHat uses python for their installation script.

Python is relatively slower compare to other languages. But this is not noticeable on a small application but will definitely on a large enterprise information systems.

@Alex, I just noticed this post, why would you want to learn or teach python? Python is dead easy to learn. You don't require anyone to teach you python. Are we spoon feeding these newbies? There is no college or university that will start yo with script language or python, the premise is to teach fully fledge OOP language like C++/Java. If you can comprehend these languages learning python would be like drinking orange juice

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Seun,

I will not agree with you - let me put it this way, which language is faster, compiled or interpreted language? python is fast enough to do web development i.e try PSP, just like PHP compiled with mod_python; finally got it working today. It may not be fast like C if you are doing advanced scientific programming.

Google uses python extensively, so does NASA, I know yahoo run some of their scripts using python i.e http://email.people.yahoo.com/py/psAdvSearch.py

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i dropped python some months ago but i guess i will pick it up again and start using it. I heard google, NASA makes use how true is that?

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The problem with python is that it's more inefficient and bloated than it really needs to be. So if you use it for web applications or desktop applications, your programs will run slower and use more memory. If not for that problem, Python would be the most popular programming language in the world right now. Ouch.

To answer your question, I used to do a bit of python programming (though now I strongly favor the use of PHP for web applications and VIsual Basic or Delphi for desktop applications). Let's roll!

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Yewand/Kahuna,

Just started using python like 6 months ago and found it very good. I wanted to know if there were folks in-house that had good python skills. I will like to use python for web programming mainly.

Can we start a tutorial or something?

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Just hopping into the Python loop meself. Think it's a cool though. Somewhat similar to Perl. Methinks it's growing in popularity in part because it is one of the 3 languages used @ Google. Sure, I'd love to contribute to any tutorial to help others jump on board.

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hi, alexis. i am sort of into python myself. why don't u mail me at bayo@splasherstech.com ?

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ok, since no one has any idea; I will start a python thread. I just started using it and I like it so I will start pretty soon

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