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An Introduction to Compassionate Screen Scraping Screen scraping is the art of programatically extracting data from websites. If you think it's useful: it is. If you think it's difficult: it isn't. And if you think it's easy to really piss off administrators with ill-considered scripts, you're damn right. This is a tutorial on not just screen scraping, but socially responsible screen scraping. Its an amalgam of getting the data you want and the Golden Rule, and reading it is going to make the web a better place. An Introduction to Compassionate Screen Scraping
In this interactive tutorial, we'll cover many essential Python idioms and techniques in depth, adding immediately useful tools to your belt. There are 3 versions of this presentation: ©2006-2008, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike (BY-SA) license. Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python

Code Like a Pythonista: Idiomatic Python

Tail Recursion Elimination I recently posted an entry in my Python History blog on the origins of Python's functional features. A side remark about not supporting tail recursion elimination (TRE) immediately sparked several comments about what a pity it is that Python doesn't do this, including links to recent blog entries by others trying to "prove" that TRE can be added to Python easily. So let me defend my position (which is that I don't want TRE in the language). If you want a short answer, it's simply unpythonic. Here's the long answer: Tail Recursion Elimination
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Building Skills in Python — Building Skills in Python A Programmer’s Introduction to Python Legal Notice This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work under the following conditions: Attribution. You must give the original author, Steven F. Building Skills in Python — Building Skills in Python
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ICPCWiki: Problem Resources About ICPC The ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is a multitier, team-based, programming competition operating under the auspices of ACM and headquartered at Baylor University. The contest involves a global network of universities hosting regional competitions that advance teams to the ACM-ICPC World Finals. Participation has grown to several tens of thousands of the finest students and faculty in computing disciplines at almost 2,330 universities from over 91 countries on six continents. The contest fosters creativity, teamwork, and innovation in building new software programs, and enables students to test their ability to perform under pressure. Quite simply, it is the oldest, largest, and most prestigious programming contest in the world. ICPCWiki: Problem Resources
Quantitative Reasoning 20 Assignments Quantitative Reasoning 20 Assignments There will be weekly assignments listed here. They will usually be assigned on Thursday and due the following Friday. Toward the end of the course, the assignments will be a little more challenging and 2 weeks will be allowed to complete them. Assignment 1, to be completed in section week of Feb. 1, but give it a try before then.
Python - Notes

Python - Notes

You have seen how you can reuse code in your program by defining functions once. What if you wanted to reuse a number of functions in other programs that you write? As you might have guessed, the answer is modules. There are various methods of writing modules, but the simplest way is to create a file with a .py extension that contains functions and variables. Another method is to write the modules in the native language in which the Python interpreter itself was written.
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By “structure” we mean the decisions you make concerning how your project best meets its objective. We need to consider how to best leverage Python’s features to create clean, effective code. In practical terms, “structure” means making clean code whose logic and dependencies are clear as well as how the files and folders are organized in the filesystem. Structuring Your Project — pythonguide 0.0.1 documentation Structuring Your Project — pythonguide 0.0.1 documentation
Is there a way to access hardware directly in Python No, Python isn't the best choice for this type of raw hardware access to the video card. I would recommend writing C in DOS. Well, actually, I don't recommend it. Is there a way to access hardware directly in Python
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