Name: [709] Jeff Rush
Member: 88 months
Authored: 15 videos
Description: Greetings. I'm the (former) Python Advocacy Coordinator and a strong supporter of screencasts. I'm also the organizer of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Pythoneers and was con chair for PyCon 2006 and 2007 in Dallas. I'm also an independent consultant and work in the areas of Python/Zope, embedded Linux s ...

The 'IPython' Interactive Shell - Part 4 [ID:324] (4/5)

in series: A Demonstration of the 'IPython' Interactive Shell

video tutorial by Jeff Rush, added 07/07

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A usage walkthru showing the use of the enhanced interactive shell named IPython. Divided into five parts, this talk in the series will cover debugging and profiling your code, then look at executing long-running callables in background threads during your session.

This series is a follow-on to the talk "5-Minutes with Python and the Interactive Shell 'IPython'" which gave an overview as a slideshow of the features of IPython.

import os, fnmatch

def all_files(root, patterns='*', single_level=False, yield_folders=False):
    patterns = patterns.split(';')
    for path, subdirs, files in os.walk(root):
        if yield_folders:
            files.extend(subdirs)
        files.sort()
        for name in files:
            for pattern in patterns:
                if fnmatch.fnmatch(name, pattern):
                    yield os.path.join(path, name)
                    break
        if single_level:
            break

def zopedocs():
    return list(all_files("/usr/share/zope-3.3.1-py2.4/lib/python", "*.txt"))

if __name__ == "__main__":
    print zopedocs()

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6. anonymous Wed, 02 Dec 2009 17:18

Brilliant. Thanks again! Keep up the great work.


The video is very usefull, as it makes me a more efficient developer. Thank you very much!


3. anonymous Tue, 25 Sep 2007 08:31

Thanks again for the tutorial


Hi TheMatt. I've attached the source to the talk description, since it is a very short piece of code. Note that the first line is NOT indented - the upload process did that somehow.


In case Mr Rush sees this, I was wondering...where can we get your example files? Namely, the walker.py script. In your video, you show about 90% of it, but we don't get to see the last two lines, I think. I just wanted to follow along with your demo...

Other than that, thanks for the series!


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