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Recent posts

An Interview with Hans Petter Langtangen

Our latest interview is with Hans Petter Langtangen, author of two books for scientists about Python (and a lot more). Tell us a bit about your organization ...
July 18, 2010

A Gentle Introduction

Via several routes, I've been pointed at MIT Open CourseWare's "A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python", as taught by Sarina Canelake in January 2...
July 18, 2010

An Interesting Comment on Academic Life

Beryl Lieff Benderly: “The Real Science Gap”. The teaser says, “It’s not insufficient schooling or a shortage of scientists. It’s a lack of job opportunitie...
July 16, 2010

Toronto PyCamp August 20 - Sept 3, 2010

From the announcement: The University of Toronto Department of Physics hosts Toronto PyCamp 2010. For beginners, this ultra-low-cost Python Boot Camp makes ...
July 16, 2010