Archive for August, 2009

Simplifying branches with virtualenv

In my last post I linked to a review of virtualenv, a tool for creating “isolated Python environments”. In a nutshell, virtualenv builds sandbox installations of Python to which you can “switch” in order to isolate yourself from other installations on your machine. Each sandbox has its own Python executables, libraries, and headers, so, for […]

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Doug Hellmann on IPython and virtualenv

Here’s Doug Hellmann’s overview two excellent python tools, IPython and virtualenv. IPython is an enhanced python interactive shell. virtualenv is a tool for creating “sandbox” python installations. http://www.doughellmann.com/articles/CompletelyDifferent-2008-02-ipython-and-virtualenv/index.html

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Visualizing in-place sorting algorithms

This guy’s work on statically visualizing sorting algorithms is beautiful and awesome. http://www.hatfulofhollow.com/posts/code/visualisingsorting/index.html http://www.hatfulofhollow.com/posts/code/timsort/index.html

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