My RSS feed is registered with Artima's Python Buzz. I noticed it hasn't carried most of my recent essays. I think that's because they were too long. It's meant more for blogs than essays. Here then is a summary of what I've written in the last few months, pulled from the end of my archive page:
- Sun 2004/12/12 Combinitorial Library Generation with SMILES — a surprisingly easy way to generate combinitorial libraries without using any chemistry toolkit
- Mon 2004/12/27 Martel and Mindy status
- Wed 2005/03/02 Faster fingerprint substructure tests — an algorithm I developed that speeds up bitstring subset searches as are typically found in chemical fingerprint substructure searches
- Sun 2005/04/10 Wrapping Dragon — how using named pipes can make the wrapped version of a program faster than the original
- Mon 2005/04/11 I590 slides available
- Tue 2005/04/12 Wrapping command-line programs — using the new subprocess module to wrap one of OpenEye's command-line programs.
- Fri 2005/04/15 Wrapping command-line programs, part II — using that same program as a coprocess
- Sun 2005/04/17 Wrapping command-line programs, part III — the same, but using a pseudeo-tty instead of pipes
- Mon 2005/04/18 Wrapping command-line programs, part IV — forcing line buffer mode via LD_PRELOAD shenanigans
- Mon 2005/04/18 Wrapping command-line programs, part V — timeouts and killing the coprocess
- Wed 2005/04/20 Tracing python code — a simple example of using Python's sys.settrace to trace executed lines
- Thu 2005/04/21 Using XML-RPC — a simple XML-RPC server and some of the issues that arise
- Thu 2005/04/21 Screen scraping — using urllib/urllib2 to get a web page and BeautifulSoup to parse the results
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