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Python Programming On Win32 by Mark Hammond, Andy Robinson

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Other Python Sightings in the Wild

To further dispel any impressions that Python is new, immature, or unsuited to critical applications, we’ve included a small selection of projects and organizations using Python in the real world. These have been culled from a much longer list on the main Python web site, http://www.python.org/:

  • NASA’s Johnson Space Center uses Python as the scripting language for its Integrated Planning System.

  • UltraSeek Server, Infoseek’s commercial web search engine, is implemented as a Python application, with some C extensions to provide primitive operations for fast indexing and searching. The core product involves 11,000 lines of Python, and the user interface consists of 17,000 lines of Python-scripted HTML templates.

  • The Red Hat Commercial Linux distributions use Python for their installation procedures.

  • Caligari Corporation’s 3D modeling and animation package, trueSpace 4, uses Python as a scripting language. Users can create custom modeling and animation effects, write interactive applications, and develop game prototypes entirely inside trueSpace 4. We’ll show you how to do something similar for your own applications in Part 2.

  • IBM’s East Fishkill factory uses Python to control material entry, exit, and data collection for an entire semiconductor plant.

  • Scientists in the Theoretical Physics department of Los Alamos National Laboratory are using Python to control large-scale physics computations on massively parallel supercomputers, high-end servers, and ...

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