kindall

Seattle, WA

engyrus.com

Age: 46

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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answered reportlab TypeError: drawImage() takes at least 4 arguments (5 given)
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revised Python Programming Project for beginner/intermediate scientist ideas?
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answered Why can't multiprocessing workers change a global variable?
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answered Iterate through an iterable, how to obtain previous and next value using next()?
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comment In Python, is there a way to sort a list made of lists and tuples, consistently?
The beautiful thing about this is that since tuples are immutable, tuple() of something that's already a tuple doesn't make a copy. So any tuples already in the list don't use any extra memory by being used as a key. Sadly, lists that are converted to tuples do need to be copied.
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answered How can I allow one or more arguments for initializing a class?
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answered why I run flask as local server but I don't need to install apache
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revised Why is it when I strip my string it takes out a character I need in python?
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comment Get the average of a list for each key in a dict
I don't feel that my comment is a complete answer and wouldn't want it evaluated as such. Which is what comments are for...
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comment Python execute windows cmd functions
The documentation for os.popen() states: Deprecated since version 2.6: This function is obsolete. Use the subprocess module. Check especially the Replacing Older Functions with the subprocess Module section.
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comment Get the average of a list for each key in a dict
XY problem. You are asking for details on putting together the solution as you have envisioned it, rather than asking how to solve the problem you're actually trying to solve. In fact all the interim data structures you want help to create are completely unnecessary. What you actually want to do is take one dictionary and create another from it. That's all.
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comment Why is it when I strip my string it takes out a character I need in python?
You could use replace, but it won't match only at the beginning of the string that way.
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answered Why is it when I strip my string it takes out a character I need in python?
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answered Why json.loads is returning a unicode object instead of string
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comment Python execute windows cmd functions
If you are just looking to get a list of files, you should be using os.listdir or maybe glob.glob rather than shelling out to do a dir.
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