kindall

Seattle, WA

engyrus.com

Age: 45

I'm a technical writer at Tecplot, Inc., makers of fine data visualization software for aerospace/CFD, oil and gas exploration, and general scientific/engineering uses. Python is my Swiss Army Knife of choice. I use it to help build and validate our documentation and help, among other things. I also have some proficiency with HTML, XML, AppleScript, C#, C, and if anyone ever has a question about 6502 assembly language, I'm your man. :-)

I occasionally do Python-related blogging at http://www.engyrus.com/.

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revised Dynamic object instantiation in Python
missing paren
19h
answered Python class inheritance issue occurs when using base class to assign attributes of subclass
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comment smtp server "error: [Errno 10061] No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it"
What is unclear about the error? The host you're connecting to is refusing the connection. Resolving this won't involve changing any code.
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comment Best way to speed up a double summation
Code won't run since you're not passing anything to get_ints
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comment Python, import functions from modules
My suggestion is, don't have hundreds of modules.
2d
answered Is defining an inner function inside a recursive function a bad idea?
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comment Clearing old data from sys.stdout in Python
Well of course the k is printed. You printed it, and then on top of that you flushed stdout to force it to be printed immediately! If you don't want something printed, don't... print... it?
Apr
16
awarded Guru
Apr
16
comment Obtaining *args and **kwargs from passed func
Because there's a call to func in the wrapper...?
Apr
15
answered nested list self increment
Apr
15
comment Why is it so much slower to export my data to .xlsx than to .xls or .csv?
.xlsx files are bundles of files that have been compressed into a zip archive. The latter is probably a not insignificant cause.
Apr
15
comment Query on usage of dictionary in JavaScript
"Makes me wonder why primitive numbers aren't also objects" -- er, they are...
Apr
14
comment Get list of Windows 8.1 processes using Python
Does the actual command line still work?
Apr
14
awarded Enlightened
Apr
14
awarded Nice Answer
Apr
12
comment If I use a for loop with a string, will it check character by character?
What happens when you try iterating over a string with, say, a print statement in the body of the loop?
Apr
11
answered Function name not defined
Apr
10
answered purpose of 'if __name__ == "__main__":'
Apr
10
comment python newbie: method called for remote host fails to run
You seem to be under the impression that if you establish an ssh connection to another host, somehow subprocess.Popen magically applies to that host. This isn't true. subprocess always executes processes on the system it's running on. You say you're using pexpect... this is a good place to use it.
Apr
10
comment python newbie: method called for remote host fails to run
Where is the other exe() method, the one that executes commands on the remote host? You've only shown the one that executes commands on the local machine.
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