I'm a bad geek who has never built a website.
September 16, 2011 1:46 PM Subscribe
I'm a bad geek who has never built a website ... not even static HTML. Help me figure out how to build an interactive website with a python backend.
posted by Metasyntactic to computers & internet (9 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I have some python (2.x) code that uses matplotlib.pyplot to display the result of simple simulations. The user sets the initial conditions and then watches the simulation run. I currently do this using a combination of matplotlib.pyplot.ginput for placing objects in the image and "input" to prompt for text input specifying the simulation parameters.
I would like to be able to give my advisor a URL and let him play with the simulations, rather than the current system of checking my code out and running it locally. Ideally, the website will eventually be polished enough to use to show off my work to others. My goal here is to make this work, as opposed to getting a thorough grounding in designing webpages .... so, I want to piggy-back on existing [whatever]s as much as possible.
I'm pretty sure that my home directory on my university's servers has a folder that will display the contents as a website. However, the cluster that I have access to isn't supposed to be used to run computationally-intensive tasks. So, I'll probably have to host it off my desktop (dual-boot Vista/Ubuntu 10.10. Please tell me I can use Ubuntu for this.)
So ... where do I start?