This directory contains various demonstrations of what you can do with Python. Most demos are grouped sub(sub*)directories according to required optional built-in modules or specific platform; there is also a set of generally useful scripts and there are some more-or-less complete applications. classes Some examples of how to use classes. embed An example of embedding Python in another application. ibrowse An Emacs info file browser (uses stdwin). See also ../doc (the Python library documentation can be converted to info format). lutz Some demos written by Mark Lutz -- includes a nice enhanced Python shell!!! md5test Test program for the optional md5 module. rpc A set of classes for building clients and servers for Sun RPC. rsa An RSA public-key cryptosystem (needs mpz and md5). scripts Some useful Python scripts that I put in my bin directory. No optional built-in modules needed. stoffel Some games written by Stoffel Erasmus. sockets Examples for the new built-in module 'socket'. sgi Demos that only run on Silicon Graphics machines. These require at least one of the optional built-in modules that only make sense for the SGI, such as 'gl', 'al', and 'sv'. Split in subdirectories per subject. stdwin Demos that use the STDWIN library. Require the 'stdwin' built-in module. threads Demos that use the 'thread' module. (Currently these only run on SGIs, but this may change in the future.) WARNING: many scripts are executable and have a first line saying #! /usr/local/bin/python This is unlikely to give good results unless you've really installed the latest version python there. Edit the first line before installing such scripts; to try them out, you can just say "python foo.py" or enter python interactively and say "import foo".