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Proceedings of the 6th International Python Conference

October 14-17, 1997
San Jose, California


Session chair: Guido van Rossum

User-Centered Evolutionary Software Development Using Python and Java (postscript)
Douglas Cunningham, Eswaran Subrahmanian, Arthur Westerberg, Carnegie Mellon University

Python and Java - The Best of Both Worlds (postscript)
Jim Hugunin, Corporation for National Research Initiatives

Scientific Computing

Session chair: Michael McLay

Feeding a Large-scale Physics Application to Python (postscript)
David M. Beazley and Peter S. Lomdahl, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Utah / Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Molecular Modelling Toolkit: a case study of a large scientific application in Python (postscript)
Konrad Hinsen, Laboratoire de Dynamique Moléculaire, Institut de Biologie Structurale

Experiences with Extension Programming and Scripting in Python (postscript)
Charles Anderson, IEOR Department, UC Berkeley

The Real World

Session chair: Aaron Watters

Case Study: Python in a Commercial Environment (postscript)
Greg Stein, Microsoft

Persistent Storage of Python Objects in Relational Databases (postscript)
Joel Shprentz, BDM Federal

Invited Talk: Using Python With a Legacy System
Jim Ahlstrom

Short Talks

Session chair: Jeremy Hylton

[Python and data mining]
Scott Deerwester, KDL Technologies
A PDESolve Interpreter in Python
Chris Myers, Beam Technologies
The Climate Data Analysis Tool (CDAT) Abstract
Susan Marlais, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
This intensive Care Unit sure ain't Kansas, Toto
Chris Wright, Monash Medical Centre
The Paths Test Automation System
Jonathan Riehl, United Space Alliance
Integration of Python into SNIFF+
Michael Scharf, Take Five
Fault tolerant Python Clusters Messaging for parallel network wide computation and simulation with Python Classes
Ryan Hughes, Neuberger & Hughes
Python MegaWidgets
Michael McLay, NIST (on behalf of Greg McFarlane)
Performance Impact of Standard Class Exceptions
Barry Warsaw, CNRI

Programming Patterns

Session chair: Roger Masse

Design patterns in Python (postscript)
Vespe Savikko, Software Systems Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology

Implementing a Selective Undo Framework in Python (postscript)
Monty Zukowski, Zero to One Software Design

Concurrent Object-Oriented Programming in Python with ATOM (postscript)
Michael Papathomas and Anders Andersen, Computing Department, Lancaster University / NORUT IT

News Updates

Session chair: Jim Hugunin

Invited Talk: What's new in Python for Windows platforms
Mark Hammond, SkippiNet

Invited Talk: What's new in Python 1.5
Guido van Rossum, CNRI


Session chair: Robin Friedrich

A Distributed Infrastructure for Mobile Computing (postscript)
A. Rakotonirainy and M. Chilvers, DSTC, University of Queensland

Internationalizing Python (postscript)
Martin von Löwis, Institut für Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

A graphical MSC editor (postscript)
Marco Dierschke, Dept. of Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Session chair: Guido van Rossum


    Jim Fulton, Digital Creations
    Robin Friedrich, Python Professional Services
    Mark Lutz, author
    Christian Tismer, Applied Biometrics
    Al Vezza, CNRI
    Jody Winston, Halliburton Energy Services


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This volume is published as a collective work. The authors or their respective employers copyright the individual contributions. The compilation is Copyright © 1997 Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). Permission is granted for non-commercial reproduction of the complete work for educational or research purposes. CNRI acknowledges all trademarks herein.