Browsing All posts tagged under »python«

PyPy as a faster alternative for Python

June 7, 2011


It came to my attention today that there’s an alternative interpreter for the Python language which is faster and often viable: it’s called PyPy and uses Just-In-Time compilation to execute Python code. Just-In-Time compilation is a technique that is used successfully in many projects: the .NET Framework, Java, QEMU, … and it has also been […]

Capturing an analog signal with Arduino and python

March 26, 2011


Last week I salvaged a magnetic sensor from a stationary bike and connected it to my Arduino Uno in order to analyze the sensor’s behavior with the ADC converters.   I wanted to capture a good enough signal, so I searched about the Arduino capabilities: From analogRead() reference description: It takes about 100 microseconds (0.0001 […]

Coding styles comparison in the Open Source Software world

December 28, 2010


While looking for existing C coding standards I discovered that the GNU and Linux projects officially suggest very different styles. Inside the Linux kernel documentation, Linus Torvalds goes so far as to mock GNU coding standards: First off, I’d suggest printing out a copy of the GNU coding standards, and NOT read it. Burn them, […]

BloGTK installation on Ubuntu 10.04

November 7, 2010


I wanted to try BloGTK to write my WordPress blog posts, as suggested by the Apps for page. I installed it on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine from the Software Center, then launched it from the Applications -> Internet menu, but it didn’t start. I could only see on the task bar that a window […]

Simplest RPG, in Python

June 28, 2010


A simple text-based RPG game written in Python.

MyHDL on Ubuntu Lucid

June 2, 2010


MyHDL is a Hardware Description Language based on Python. Last year I packaged it for Ubuntu Karmic Koala (here the blog post) and put it on my Launchpad Personal Package Archive (PPA) in order to be installed by everyone. Today I ported MyHDL 0.6 to Ubuntu Lucid Lynx; to install it, run from the command […]

MyHDL on Ubuntu

February 23, 2010


The MyHDL Python modules can now be installed on Ubuntu using a convenient Launchpad PPA repository.


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