Python is an interpreted programming language that is often, but not solely, used as a scripting language. A version of Python is included by default on all Ubuntu distributions.

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Does someone still have all the documentaton on Quickly?

The project seams to be dead, but I am using it to create an app, but I need more documentation. I cant run the quickly tutorial, maybe because I'm using elementary Freya, but I am missing a lot of ...
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After manually installing Python 3.5 on Ubunut 15.4 I broke Unity, how can I fix it?

I've done a foolish thing - I did a classic "make install" style installation of Python 3.5. This was a bad idea because it over-wrote some of the Python 3 components, including symbolic links. It ...
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Restore Python installation to default plus apt package dependencies

I have played around a lot with my Python installations (2 and 3) and installed a bunch of packages, some using apt-get, but most using pip. I have also upgraded many apt-installed packages with pip ...
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If I install a python package with `apt-get`, can I upgrade it later with `pip`?

I installed a python package (django) using sudo apt-get install python-django. Now I want to upgrade to the latest version. Should I run sudo pip install -U django, or should I uninstall first the ...
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Installing modules for both Python 2 and 3

I need to install some modules for Python: python3-rospkg, python3-catkin-tools and python3-yaml. I need them to work for both python2 and python3. But as soon as I apt-get install one of the above, ...
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Nautilus file notes (user metadata) workaround: how to display note in popup?

This post gives a python program for adding and viewing notes on files under Nautilus: File notes tab gone in Nautilus 3.2.1 It works! I want more.... The annotated file does not have any ...
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Is there a way to properly format an Ubuntu font?

I'm trying to distribute Ubuntu Mono Regular with a Media Player I'm developing: https://github.com/ki4jgt/SIMP It is my understanding that a font is defined like in line 27 uMono = ...
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Spyder on Ubuntu 12.04 fails after trying to install ipython notebook

Spyder IDE was working fine on both Ubuntu 12.04 in both laptops(HP mini & old Compaq Evo610c) After trying to install python notebook, Spyder stopped working. However Pyhton 2.7.3 works fine. I ...
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Really installing PyQt4/5 for python 3.4 on trusty

I am using Python 3 on my ubuntu 14.04.2 (trusty), along with Python 2. I am trying to run ipython --pylab, but with Python 3, this fails (works well with Python 2). It fails since it needs QT4/5 or ...
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how do I create gnome-terminal from python code?

I use ubuntu 14.04 and I want to create gnome-terminal from python script. I used the following code. the code : !/usr/bin/python from subprocess import Popen,PIPE import os import time ...
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Keep getting errors from apport_python_hook.py

I keep getting this error message when trying to do any apt-get command, or almost any command in general, it also shows up when I open the terminal. I also cannot open the Software Center and ...
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search for mounted hard drive by serial number

Is there a way to check if a hard drive exists using just it's serial number? I'd like to use this in python
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installing Anaconda, errno 2 no such file or directory

I've taken a look at some of the other AskUbuntus, and none of them have fixed my problem. I've been running iPython for almost six months now in order to get some extra practice with the Codecademy ...
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how to install plugin for python v2.7

I tried to run a video DVD and it says you need to install plugin for python v2.7. I am using Ubuntu 13.04.I am very new with ubuntu. what codes shall i have to write to download the plugin and to ...
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execute python package to download a pdf file

i am new in python. please dont bore. i have a python package to download pdf file from a specific site. i can not execute this package. Please help me someone to execute the package. thanks in ...
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Where to obtain ipython kernspec for Python 2.7

I'd like to work with Python 2.7 using Jupyter, but it doesn't come up as an option when I click to create a new notebook. I read that I need to install the ipython 2.7 kernspec file, but I get this ...
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Subscribe for DBUS event of screen power off

My MacBook Pro has a keyboard backlight which is pretty awesome, but there's a slight bug: the screen turns off after a given amount of time, but the keyboard backlight stays on. I've copied over ...
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how to install packages which is not in the cache with python

i install packages in my application using python apt. Some example: import apt cache = apt.cache.Cache() pkg = cache["brukkon"] pkg.mark_install() cache.commit() In this example, brukkon is not in ...
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How to track the Internet connectivity of two PCs simultaneously using a script?

I have two PCs and I want to monitor the Internet connectivity in both of them and make it available in a page (not local, and something like example.com/statuses) as to whether they're currently ...
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variable assignment syntax error in python in ubuntu 12.04

I have a file, main.py, with code as: import CreatingTable CreatingTable.Creating() I get the following error: In the following code of CreatingData.py there are text files with data in them as ...
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How to edit and refresh a locally opened html using python script?

Using python program a local html file is opened in browser,there is a table in the html file,I want to edit the content of a cell in the table. Also I want to refresh it using python,since the ...
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Gedit Plugin: How to get the buffer of a newly opened file from another file in Gedit?

I've written a code for a Gedit Plugin which opens another file, self.window.create_tab_from_location(Gio.file_new_for_path(file_path), None, line_number, 0, ...
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save data to excel using openpyxl

I use the code fragment below to copy data to an excel file using openpyxl. for i, j in enumerate(fint): _= ws1.cell(column=i +1, row=globdat.cycle, value=j) wb.save(filename = ...
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Uninstall dysfunctional python module

I have installed python module functools via easy_install, and now I cannot uninstall it. When I run python like this python -c 'import functools' I got this error Traceback (most recent call ...
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Error from install file: “No module named: _struct”

OK, so this all started trying to install OpenBazaar, but I've talked to their devs and it's my python that seems messed up somehow. I think I may have created/deleted a symbolic link somewhere like ...
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Best way to port PyScripter+GTK programs from Windows to Ubuntu

I have a bunch of small python graphics programs that I developed with PyScripter and GTK on Windows. I was hoping to switch to Ubuntu, but PyScripter is not available in Linux, and Spyder does not ...
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Running Python script in Abaqus in Ubuntu

I am running a python script through the scripting interface in Abaqus. It's a basic script that writes a value from each element from the abaqus simulation into a a text file. The text file is then ...
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DistutilsExtra problem

I have installed Python 2.7, setuptools and python-distutils-extra. When I try to run ./setup.py build to compile C I get following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "./setup.py", ...
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Xvfb and scripts on Ubuntu Touch/Phone

Will I be able to run "xvfb" on Ubuntu Touch/Phone? I've read that you can use apt-get and use bash. So will I also be able to run Python scripts which use "Selenium" and "Xvfb" for headless Firefox ...
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Configure Django on Ubuntu Apache subdirectory

I am running apache2 server on Ubuntu 14. Now I want to configure Apache to work with mod_wsgi to run Django on a subdirectory of a domain such as www.abc.com/lab, but I always fail to do that. I ...
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Caffeine crush on start

Caffeine crushes on start: valery@valery-P50-A-K4M:~$ caffeine Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/Xlib/support/unix_connect.py", line 89, in get_socket ...
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Time format operator using logging in python

I need to know the time delta between 2 events. I'm using logging in a script like this: format='%(created)f % (message)s'. This returned me epoch time in seconds BUT in my case time delta ...
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problem installing imagehash ubuntu 14.04

I wanna install python package named imagehash I tried to install with pip but I get exception: Requirement already satisfied (use --upgrade to upgrade): imagehash in ...
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How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app?

How do I bundle a python interpreter in my qml app? I can not use the system's python interpreter due to the nature of Ubuntu’s new Click Packages, and App-Armour. How do I do this?
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matplotlib xkcd with utf-8 label

In python3 / matplotlib, I'd like a plot with a label: plt.plot(np.sin(np.linspace(1,10)), label='fête') plt.legend(loc='upper left') plt.show() Works great. Now let's try with xkcd mode: ...
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gconf2 and python2.7 fail while installing packages (UbuntuStudio 14.04.1, 32bit)

I am new on AskUbuntu. I experience the following errors when installing new packages. The error log from the terminal is as follows: Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-0ubuntu2) ... Traceback (most recent ...
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system-config-printer fails to launch

12.04 system-config-printer fails to launch Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/share/system-config-printer/system-config-printer.py", line 31, in <module> import gtk File ...
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Textstat not running functions

I just found the link on how to install textstat on my python idle and I was successful in getting it to work. However, when I import textstat everything seems fine until I try to run a function. It ...
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using python to play audio using remote desktop

I am using pyaudio to play a tone. I am using the example that taneli gave here LINK I am using a WinXP computer to log into a ubuntu computer using remote desktop. When I have the ubuntu computer ...
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Custom MOTD does not update until scripts finish

I recently got a small server and gave some friends accounts on it. They all have their own web pages in ~/public_html using lighttpd so I wrote a script to backup every user's public_html directory. ...
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Pip issues after 12.02->14.04 upgrade

With Ubutun 14.04LTS, many but not all pip commands fail as so: # sudo pip install --upgrade distribute Downloading/unpacking distribute Downloading distribute-0.7.3.zip (145kB): 145kB downloaded ...
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Configuration error for pep8 and flymake for emacs

I am trying to configure pep8 to ignore E221, E222, and E226 (all related to spacing around operators). I followed this documentation https://pep8.readthedocs.org/en/1.4.6/intro.html to generate a ...
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How do I run .ui files in ubuntu 12.04?

I created a very basic .ui file and edited it using pyqt. Now when I click the ui file, it opens in QT Designer. How do I run it? All it does in print ham (hehe). I'm sorry about my language, Please ...
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ImportError: No module named paramiko

I have install paramiko via "sudo apt-get install python-paramiko", but it can't be import in python. How to solve this? Python 2.7.6 (default, Mar 22 2014, 22:59:56) [GCC 4.8.2] on linux2 Type ...
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Error retrieving default audio device parameters

I am a newbie. I was trying to create a simple Hello program in python to implement SIP using pjsip. The code I used is: # import sys import pjsua as pj #Logging callback def log_cb(level, str, ...
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How to configure PythonPath in apache2

The default version of Python in my Ubuntu(12.04) is 2.7 . For python2.7 projects,I am configuring like this: <Location "/callcentre"> SetHandler python-program PythonHandler ...
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Tkinter not working

I recently installed Python and IDLE from synaptic. However, when I test Tkinter I get the following error: import Tkinter Tkinter._test() Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", ...
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Problems with RS232 cable and the communication

Let me start out by saying that I hope this is the right place to ask. My problem is not purely defined yet and I am hoping you can help me shed some light on what is going wrong. So, the deal is ...
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Implementing Unity Global Menu

I'm working on a desktop (like XFCE) as a private project, and I would like to implement the Unity Global Menu in my desktop using python. I've looked at the Dbusmenu API and even Unity's dbus ...
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How do I launch Everpad?

The Problem: Unable to launch Everpad on 64bit Ubuntu 13.10. I get the below error: $ everpad Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/everpad", line 9, in <module> ...