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Linux daemon using Python daemon with PID file and logging

The python-daemon package ( PyPI listing , Pagure repo ) is very useful. However, I feel it has suffered a bit from sparse documentation, an...


Jupyter (FKA iPython) project gets $6m funding

The Helmsley Charitable Trust, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation just announced a $6m grant to UC Berkeley and Cal Poly to fund Project Jupyter. Jupyter evolved from the iPython project, abstracting the language-agnostic parts. It also serves as an interactive shell for Python 3, Julia, R, Haskell, and Ruby. I think the most notable thing it provides is a web-based GUI “notebook” similar to what has been available in Maple and Mathematica for a while. (Maybe Matlab, too: I have not used Matlab much.)

Correction: Jupyter serves as an interactive shell for a lot more than what I listed. Here is the full list.