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Haven't coded in years, want to start. I have a specific project in mind.

Haven't coded in years, want to start. I have a specific project in mind. [more inside]
posted by proj on Oct 4, 2010 - 9 answers

Python programming: what next?

I know basic XHTML and CSS, and I'm almost done with my first Python book. I want to build a database-driven website. What should I learn next? Book/website recommendations and general advice welcome. [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Sep 26, 2010 - 29 answers

Getting a part-time programming job without a degree...

How do you go about when you look for a part-time entry-level software developer job? [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Aug 31, 2010 - 11 answers

It's ALIVE! and it thinks (coding DNA and Neural Nets for fun)

Amateur coder looking to make a "toy" Neural Net and also genetic/phenotypic DNA evolution/breeding system for a "virtual pet" game. Any tools that can make this approachable for me, preferably in Python? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Aug 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Linux OCR

Linux script to parse all files in file tree and submit to a program? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on Aug 15, 2010 - 12 answers

Python Programming: How to go from Amateur to Pro?

I love programming in Python. I'm smart and savvy, and I pick things up very quickly. I live in New York. I want a job, but I have no work experience as a programmer. How do I transition from grad school in the humanities to an awesome tech job? How should I market myself? How do I get past the hurdle of having a typical humanities PhD student resume? [more inside]
posted by limon on Jul 31, 2010 - 7 answers

How to make a database-driven website

Building a super-simple database-driven website, from scratch - where to start? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Jul 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Please help me install a program with python and csound.

Please help me install this music sequencer on windows XP. It requires python, so I've installed 2.5 as it may have issues with later versions. It also requires the 'csound python api' which I can't find on the net or in my installation of csound. I'm really keen on this app. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jul 21, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I create a custom shipping workflow?

Ecommerce, Shipping, Programming: I am setting up a warehouse for my burgeoning ecommerce business and am designing custom coded shipping workflow. I am also shipping orders from this warehouse for two or three other online stores in different shopping cart platforms, and need to streamline the orders together into an efficient packing and shipping operation. Here's an example shipping setup that I'm moving towards. Please refer me to resources or people to hire (more detail below). [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Jun 26, 2010 - 2 answers

It's a big snake, right?

I know next-to-nothing about computers. Or programming. I want to learn Python! [more inside]
posted by hepta on Jun 20, 2010 - 29 answers

Simple Python GUI?

What is the easiest to use Python GUI? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Apr 2, 2010 - 6 answers

I Need to Train a Snake to Fetch...

I need to get the title of a webpage via a URL I submit to a python script on a server. [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Mar 11, 2010 - 16 answers

Hacker Blogs?

Hacker Blogs? [more inside]
posted by vostok on Mar 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Beginning programmer, needs advice.

How hard would it be for me to write a simple chat room program, that could be used at work for people in my dept to talk to each other? I realize I could probably just download something (like Google Talk, for example), but I'd like to learn to program and this seems like it would be a simple enough project to start with. [more inside]
posted by cottonswab on Feb 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Tips for going from Ruby/Python to Java?

I'm teaching myself to program. I learned the basics with Ruby on Rails, and I'm now coding in Python and Javascript, but I want to try an Android app, and that requires that I use Java. Going from Ruby to Python to Javascript was relatively painless, but I feel like I'm starting all over looking at Java code. Does anyone have any tips for going from scripted languages to Java? Or any really great tutorials for getting started in Java? Or any great tutorials for beginning programmers for Android?
posted by empath on Jan 25, 2010 - 13 answers

Text Mining for Lazies

I'm looking for a simple, low-level text mining software. [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Jan 22, 2010 - 20 answers

Column-oriented CSV in Python?

Is there a simple, elegant way to iterate over columns in CSV files using Python? [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Jan 11, 2010 - 13 answers

From Zero to Python Hero

I'm interested in teaching myself Python as my first programming language. What kind of useful/interesting projects are recommended as a long term goal to work towards, given that I'm a total beginner? [more inside]
posted by KilgoreTrout on Dec 10, 2009 - 21 answers

Where to get started with Python GUI programming?

Which Python GUI framework is right for someone new to GUI programming? But who may also aspire to open source community (linux) development/involvement? Cross platform, wonderful documentation/tutorials, and cruft-free new technology are also welcome. [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Nov 25, 2009 - 14 answers

How to programmatically record user sessions?

I'm looking for a non-interactive screencasting tool for use in my application. I'm doing some usability testing where I cannot be physically present on-site, and I want to record the sessions while my program is in use. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by lwf on Nov 24, 2009 - 4 answers

British or American sitcom suggestions?

I'm seeking to expand my repertoire of sitcom shows. Please suggest some series that have a similar type of humour as the shows I've outlined below. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Oct 16, 2009 - 45 answers

I Wish I Could Just Throw It At the 'Net

Auomating Mac Filter: I want to upload a movie to a free video sharing site from the command line. How? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2 on Oct 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Severe mac/python question

So I was fiddling with commands in the python interpreter via the Terminal. I ran this basically, and was messing with the help system. fileHandle = open ( 'test.txt', 'w' ) ; fileHandle.write (' asdasd^3 '); fileHandle.close(); And all of a sudden this application opened. Python shell is it's name, it has no icon. WTF is going on?
posted by emptyinside on Sep 18, 2009 - 3 answers

ball python care in winter

Ball-Python-Care-Filter: How do we best care for our ball python during the cold cold winter? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Python vs java in threading

How do you respond to a dude who says that python ain't _really_ a multithreading language, and you should write it in Java- and you really think that's wrong?
posted by xmutex on Sep 14, 2009 - 24 answers

Best programming language for a web design class?

What programming language should I teach my kids? (web dev) [more inside]
posted by satori_movement on Sep 10, 2009 - 25 answers

Need help extracting links off of a webpage (RuneHQ to be exact). Need to put them in a database.

Need help extracting links off of a webpage (RuneHQ to be exact). Need to put them in a database. [more inside]
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Aug 25, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me with a tricky (for me) Python problem

I am trying to make a python script that takes a CSV file and turns it into an HTML table. I need it to combine a column containing a website name and another column containing a URL into an HTML link. [more inside]
posted by Mjolnir on Aug 23, 2009 - 7 answers

Attending a Seminar 101

I need to pick a seminar/conference/class/training/whatever for work to attend within the next 6 months or so, I have until 10PM to choose, and I have no idea where or what the cool stuff is. It should be at least tangentially related to my job as a Unix Systems Engineer/Python Guy, and preferably within the Northeast (NYC is where I'm located), although feel free to recommend anywhere in the US. [more inside]
posted by Mach5 on Aug 7, 2009 - 3 answers

I'm a Python, and I'm a Mac.

Help me learn Python! On a Mac! [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jul 15, 2009 - 19 answers

Help me learn Perl, Python, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby

Help me learn a few new programming languages. Python, Perl, Lisp, Haskell, Ruby. [more inside]
posted by jgunsch on Jul 9, 2009 - 22 answers

How do I use data from data.gov?

I'm a journalist with not much database programming experience. However I have been fascinated by the government and other agencies making their data available for developers to play with, and I think a newspaper could do wonders with this data. How do I get in on the fun? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics on Jul 8, 2009 - 9 answers

Your experience with ball pythons.

How is it like to own a ball python? I'm asking for personal experiences only please, as I can always Google for husbandry, etc.
posted by Yasuo on Jun 26, 2009 - 15 answers

Simple USB control - how to blink an LED via code?

This is something that's been bugging me for a while.... Given a USB port and an LED (perhaps more components required?), and a program running on the PC, how do you get from here, to the simplest case I can think of - making a line of code flip the state of an LED? Either a practical example, or some recommendations for topics that would drag me in the right direction. [more inside]
posted by BishopsLoveScifi on Jun 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Best language for highschool bioinformatics course?

I'm teaching a course on bioinformatic programming for high schoolers. Which language should I teach it in? And do you have any nifty ideas for easy projects that fall under the bioinformatics header? [more inside]
posted by bergeycm on Jun 25, 2009 - 20 answers

Which host offers the most interpreters?

Is there a reliable, not-too-expensive hosting company out there that lets you post server scripts in most open-source languages? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jun 5, 2009 - 11 answers

generating tables using mako templates

Using a Mako template and CSS, I need to generate a m x n grid display from a variable length list of elements. [more inside]
posted by zippy on May 22, 2009 - 7 answers

making a simple GUI to database using available python libraries

existing python ADT structures within available libraries that are efficient at tagging schemas? [more inside]
posted by figTree on May 13, 2009 - 6 answers

I think I broke my python installation on Mac OSX 10.5

I think I broke my python installation on Mac OSX 10.5 [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Apr 17, 2009 - 3 answers

Python and Math

Is it worth learning Python for combinatorial mathematics research? [more inside]
posted by alligatorman on Apr 14, 2009 - 27 answers

Python or Java ...

Help me choose between Python and Java for a specific type of programming. [more inside]
posted by eebs on Mar 20, 2009 - 27 answers

Granular volume data from MP3 files?

I'm looking for a command-line tool that can return a volume value for specific points of time in an MP3 file. [more inside]
posted by joe vrrr on Mar 10, 2009 - 7 answers

How to Convert Dates to a Better Format?

PyFilter: I need a one-liner (?) in Python to convert 9/2/09 style dates to 9/2/2009, while also understanding 9/2/71 to be 9/2/1971. Help! [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Mar 4, 2009 - 10 answers

What's the difference between Ruby on Rails and Python?

What's the difference between Ruby on Rails and Python from a non-programmer's perspective? Are there advantages or disadvantages I should be aware of? I'm working on a project that needs web dev help, but I'm just a designer with no clue between the two.
posted by ckohrman on Mar 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Sound editing libraries?

I have many wav files that I need to modify in the same way. Specifically, I want to fade in from zero dB for the first 5 ms and fade out to zero db for the last 5 ms. What do I use? [more inside]
posted by pealco on Feb 25, 2009 - 7 answers

Export to Word

I need to take form data from an web page and export it to a Microsoft Word File. I have a bunch of form data in HTML which I can convert to XML/JSON. The users will click 'Export to Word Template 1, 2, 3, etc.' and the website will create a .doc file for them to download depending on the template / look-and-feel they select. Can I do this with non-Microsoft technologies like javascript and Python? The key requirements here is the ability to export the same data to different layouts. I have a feeling I can do this with XML / WordML, but the formatting piece looks daunting. What is the easiest way to do this without hooking into COM?
posted by kaizen on Feb 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Developing a web application for school reports in Python

What web framework, preferably in Python, should I use to develop a student reports web application? [more inside]
posted by topynate on Feb 15, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me traverse a network of data.

Data/Python/Other programming filter: How do I construct and traverse a simple network of data? [more inside]
posted by latentflip on Feb 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Question about some Python code I'm trying to teach myself with... WHAT AM I MISSING?!? :)

Hive-mind Python users, I call upon thee. I'm just learning the language, and I think I'm missing something pretty obvious regarding making a nested while and if loop work. There's 64 lines of code and... [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Feb 4, 2009 - 21 answers

import antigravity

I'm learning Python for fun and need ideas for neat programs to write. [more inside]
posted by limon on Feb 1, 2009 - 10 answers

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