Blog Relaunch, More Pythonic With Pelican

I just finished converting this blog to Pelican, a static site generator built entirely on Python. The conversion process was so easy, and Pelican is such a pleasure to work with, that I wish I had done this much sooner instead of letting this blog languish for over a year and a half.

To reboot the blog and kick things off again, I'll describe just how easy it was to convert to Pelican, compare it to what I was working with before, and lay out some ideas for the future.

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Octave + Python: A New Hope

As a fan of both Python and Octave for numerical computing, and an active Octave developer, I'm always excited to hear about projects in either environment that create new capabilities or open up new ways of looking for solutions to problems. So I am especially excited about a new project that has the potential to bring Octave and Python much closer together and to give users of either tool full use of the other.

The broad goal of this project is to provide a two-way interface layer between Octave and Python. What does this mean specifically?

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PyCon 2015

I went to PyCon 2015 in Montréal last week and it was, in a word, awesome.

This was my first PyCon and the biggest free software conference I've been to yet. So glad I went, although I only had enough time to go to the main conference. There were a few tutorials before the conference that sounded interesting, and a lot I could have worked on during the sprints. But as it is I had three days full of excellent talks and got some ideas and inspiration for future projects.

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