Category Archives: Python

Having a Bash at Python

I’ve written elsewhere about Python, the first and only programming language deliberately written to be user-friendly, and I thought I should make public a couple of programs I’ve written recently for some fairly specialised tasks. One is pure Bash, the other is a combination of Bash and Python, which provides the best of both worlds — Bash to do the heavy lifting, and Python as a user-friendly matrix with which to handle the housekeeping. I’ll discuss each one in turn below. Naturally, to use the Bash commands in the scripts you will have to have those commands installed in Linux Mint. There are also some non-standard Python libraries used in the programs — see here for details of how to install those using Pip. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Python


How to Python a puzzle

How to Puzzle a Python, by Max Walker

Any Australian fan of second-hand and remaindered books will have come across numerous copies of a book by Max Walker, the Australian cricket team’s long-standing wicketkeeper, with titles like ‘How to Hypnotise Chooks’, ‘How to Tame Lions’, ‘How to Kiss a Crocodile’ and ‘How to Puzzle a Python’. But the Python I have in mind is rather different. Read the rest of this entry »


Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Linux Applications, Python