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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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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Using pip3-installed python 3 packages when apt-installed packages exist too?

I have numpy 1.8.2 installed in /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages (via apt), and the newest version (1.9.2) installed in /usr/local/lib/python3.4/dist-packages (via pip). Both paths are in sys.path (in ...
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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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If you install anaconda, how can you inactivate the anaconda environment?

I'm currently using Anaconda to get access to a "standard" set of packages on nearly any platform. The issue is, on the linux side of the house, my current approach is to tell the installer to ...
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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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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute python

I am struggling with compiling python 2.7.9 from source and have been advised to ask this question here. While installing python 2.7.9 following the steps described here the following errors ...
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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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Problem when trying to install fpdb on ubuntu machine

I've been trying to get fpdb working on my Ubuntu desktop, but every time I try to install it from the Gz file, my system won't let me use ./configure (saying file not found), and when I try to ...
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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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Does pip overwrite packages installed by apt-get?

What happens if I accidentally pip install a package that I already installed using apt-get beforehand? Do I simply get to use the latest version (i.e. probably the one I installed using pip)? What ...
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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> ...
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Recommended way to check/fire alarm in Python (PyGI/PyGTK)

I am learning to develop an application by using Quickly (quickly create ubuntu-application). This application will stay in Application Indicator / Notification Bar and only work when a defined ...
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How to ssh tunnel to ec2 for running a local python script

I can create a tunnel for FF using the below on Ubuntu. Machine is 12.04 in a VBox on a mac host. -i ~/.ec2/aws_development_oregon.pem -C2qTnN -D 8080 ubuntu@test.com But..what I need is for my ...
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adding request to DHCP starvation using Scapy?

using this code for DHCP Starvation conf.checkIPaddr = False ...
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aptdaemon simulation not updating dependencies

I started playing with aptdaemon on Ubuntu 13.10 recently, and I'm baffled. Calling simulate() on a transaction doesn't update the dependencies list. Debug from aptd shows that several events are ...
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Python CGI cannot execute in Ubuntu 13.10

Today I just updated my ubuntu from 12.04 to 13.10 . And then some thing happened really bad. I cannot execute Python CGI in ubuntu 13.10 apache 2.4 even through I already config everything in ...
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How to control GtkScales with Python?

I want to add GtkScales in a Quickly application and control it with Python to adjust Brightness via xrandr. We have already made the code via raw Python here and would like to do this via Quickly to ...
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Eclipse - not opening, it was working before, how to fix it and open the eclipse ide for python?

It was working since last night, this morning stop opening, how to fix this? sun@sun-M14xR2:~/Downloads/easyeclipse-python-1.3.1$ ./eclipse ./eclipse: error while loading shared libraries: ...
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Firefox won't work. Locale not supported by C library

I just got a server running with ubuntu on it for the first time, I connect with ssh. I am a mac user, learning ubuntu. The idea is to automate some tasks on the server. One of these tasks involves ...
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How to run Python- postgresql in ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to test pyhton-postgresql script in ubuntu 12.04. The script is this: import psycopg2 import sys con = None try: con = psycopg2.connect(database='mydb', ...
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How to make Ubuntu 13.04 open .py with IDLE for Python 2.7 automatically?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 and python 2.7. When I click a .py file, it opens it in gedit. I want it to open in IDLE. When I right-click and choose "open with", IDLE is not in the list. I have tried ...
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Dotdeb alternatives for Ruby or Python?

I really like Dotdeb, but it doesn't include packages for Ruby and Python. While I could build my own repository, I wouldn't want to reinvent the wheel (and then be forced to drive). Are there any ...
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Store cookies with WebKit (python)

So I was watching the "Create Your First Ubuntu App"-Video from Jono Bacon and got the idea, to create a simple app. That creates a window with a WebView und opens the URL to Google Keep. Everything ...
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How to create an Ubuntu app using python and Qt4 designer

I recently started developing Ubuntu desktop apps using Quickly. But then I tried out the Qt4 designer and I feel more comfortable with it than Glade designer that Quickly uses. I liked developing ...
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Installing gphoto2 to use the python binding not working

I want to use the Python bindings that are available for gphoto2 and this requires a build from their tarballs. My first step is simply to build gphoto2 such that it recognizes my camera and thus far ...
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I have a problem installing activestate python instead of the default. How can I fix it? Syntax error: “)” unexpected

I am getting this error when trying to run the ./install.sh for ActivePython. How can I correct this? cd /tmp wget ...
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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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Cron job not finishing

I have a custom Python script set to run with Cron on a 3-day per week basis. The job runs great, up until a certain point. The job is supposed to ZIP certain directories on my media server, and place ...
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How do you fix “unmet dependencies … but [something] is to be installed” error?

I am trying to install and configure an Ubuntu, Django, and MariaDB stack. I have the latest (as of writing) MariaDB 10.0 installed, and as per the Django documentation regarding databases, I am ...
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update-manager command does not work in 14.04

When I run the command update-manager I get the following output: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 115, in <module> app.start_update() File ...
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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 = ...