1. Doug Hellmann
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Python Module of the Week

PyMOTW is a series of blog posts written by `Doug Hellmann <http://www.doughellmann.com/>`_.  It was started as a way to build the habit of writing something on a regular basis.  The focus of the series is building a set of example code for the modules in the `Python <http://www.python.org/>`_ standard library.

:Project Home Page: http://www.doughellmann.com/PyMOTW/

Complete documentation for the standard library can be found on the Python web site at http://docs.python.org/.


As new articles are written, they are posted to `my blog <http://blog.doughellmann.com/>`_.  Updates are available by `RSS <http://feeds.feedburner.com/PyMOTW>`_ and `email <http://www.feedburner.com/fb/a/emailverifySubmit?feedId=806224&amp;loc=en_US>`_.

Translations and Other Versions

`Ernesto Rico Schmidt <http://denklab.org/>`_ provides a Spanish translation that follows the English version posts. Ernesto is in Bolivia, and is translating these examples as a way to contribute to the members of the `Bolivian Free Software <http://www.softwarelibre.org.bo/>`_ community who use Python.   The full list of articles available in Spanish can be found at http://denklab.org/articles/category/pymotw/, and of course there is an `RSS feed <http://denklab.org/feeds/articles/category/pymotw/>`_.

Gerard Flanagan is working on a "Python compendium" called `The Hazel Tree <http://www.thehazeltree.org/>`_.  He is converting a collection of old and new of Python-related reference material into reStructuredText and then building a single searchable repository from the results.  I am very pleased to have PyMOTW included with works from authors like Mark Pilgrim, Fredrik Lundh, Andrew Kuchling, and a growing list of others.

Copyright and Licensing

All of the prose from the Python Module of the Week is licensed under a `Creative Commons Attribution, Non-commercial, Share-alike 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/>`_ license.  You are free to share and create derivative works from it.  If you post the material online, you must give attribution and link to the PyMOTW home page (http://www.doughellmann.com/PyMOTW/).  You may not use this work for commercial purposes.  If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.

The source code included here is copyright Doug Hellmann and licensed under the BSD license.