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matplotlib on OSX Mountain Lion with virtualenv

I have been struggling to get matplotlib working ever since upgrading to OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion. It’s necessary for a number of different graphing/plotting things I want to do with NLTK and Pandas. It’s very frustrating. The solutions I’ve found

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student post feed the hard way

I decided for the Spring semester to write my course site using Flask, a python micro web framework. By saying it is a micro framework, I’m saying it doesn’t do near as much for you as Ruby on Rails and

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using pip with homebrew python

I eventually got around to updating all my Macs to 10.7 in what ended up being a few days before 10.8 was released. (I do realize the ridiculousness of the phrase “all my Macs”.) In changing over to the then-new

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call vim from inside a python script

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been re-working a script to add tasks to a task manager. I’m using The Hit List again, because I’ve decided to move myself away from gmail and google tasks. At any rate,

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from argparse to dictionary in python 2.7

I’ve used python’s argparse module in the past to get command line options for scripts. It provides built-in help, which is nice, and support for both positional and optional arguments. The inelegant way I’ve used it in the past, though,

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python interpreter, text editor, ide for udacity CS101

Introduction Installing Python Linux OS X Windows 1. Interactive Mode Integrated Development Environments IDLE Other IDEs Text Editors Linux OS X Windows Conclusion Introduction In my spare time this summer, I’ve been working through CS101: Building a Search Engine on

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the parezcoydigo year in review

It was a pretty good year here at parezcoydigo. Page views were up more than 30%. In looking back at the posts, it’s fun to see what I’ve been preoccupied with in this space, which I’ve tried to keep focused

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