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Matplotlib Plotting Cookbook Review

I was given a copy of Matplotlib Plotting Cookbook by Alexandre Devert and asked to review it. Thanks PACKT! Here is my review.


But first, I'll mention I've worked on two projects recently that involved rendering matplotlib graphs directly to the browser i.e. via content-type: image ...

We Pioneer

One of the subjects I find myself thinking about a lot is: Plone (surprise!) In Plone-land, we deliver the best Python-based CMS money can't buy on top of an aging Zope 2 "application server" mixed with newer Zope, Python, and other technologies. In short, this is a challenge.

Diazo ...

Bro, do you even Pillow?

Pillow is a fork of the Python Imaging Library. Here is an update on the status of the project.

2.4.0 released

Pillow 2.4.0 is out! Here are the highlights:

  • Indexed Transparency handled for conversions between L, RGB, and P modes. Fixes #510 [wiredfool]
  • Conversions enabled from ...

Introducing Plock Pins

"Plock Pins are the greatest thing to happen to Plone since Buildout"

                                                        — Alex Clark

Plock Pins are the final incarnation of a collection of Plone Buildouts I've been developing since 2010. They attempt to make it easy to install Plone with only Python installed [1]. Installing Plone with Plock ...

Virtualenv Support Update

This is you: I use virtualenv all the time and I love it! But I hate having to manually upgrade setuptools within my virtualenvs because the PyPA has been so prolific with setuptools releases lately.

Actually this is me, but it may be you too. If this is you, you ...

Hello Plone Updated

Over two years ago I wrote a blog entry called "Hello, Plone!". I've just updated it in order to:

  • Change the wording
  • Update the links
  • Add some comments

What's changed?

As change in technology is constant, you can expect a few details to differ between then and now ...

Pillow 2-3-0 is out!

Pillow is the "friendly" PIL fork by Alex Clark and Contributors. PIL is the Python Imaging Library by Fredrik Lundh and Contributors

Since Pillow 2.0, the Pillow Team has adopted a quarterly release cycle; as such, Pillow 2.3.0 has just been released. Here's what's new ...

New Year's Python Meme 2014

Tarek Ziadé's New Year's Python Meme

What’s the coolest Python application, framework or library you discovered this year?

This year we have a tie between two must-have packaging-related utilities:

Both of these utilities help you make better Python packages, and I regularly use them in ...

Introducing Plock Again

A few months ago I introduced Plock: the Plone-installer for the Pip-loving crowd. Then I got sidetracked with the next version of Plock lingering unreleased in master. With the holidays underway I had a chance to revisit Plock and discovered a few things:

  • I still like the idea of Plock ...

Plonetheme Report

Here is another report on Plone themes [1] generated by plock [2]

for i in `plock -l -r | grep plonetheme`
plock . -a $i

Plock is able to produce a Buildout configuration file containing all themes that successfully installed via Buildout; I manually removed the themes that ...