Byte.com: Python And VPython
Aug 16, 2000, 05:20 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Heller)
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[ Thanks to S.Ramaswamy for this link.
"In Thomas Pynchon's shortest novel, The Crying of Lot 49,
Pierce Inverarity's last will and testament leads Mrs. Oedipa Maas
to an underground alternative postal system, W.A.S.T.E., symbolized
by a muted post horn, actively operating in the Bay area. Pursuit
of W.A.S.T.E., an acronym for We Await Silent Tristero's Empire,
leads her to variant editions of Jacobean revenge tragedies and to
several purported historical documents and stamps, all of which
refer to Trystero or The Tristero. Oedipa eventually discovers that
The Tristero opposed the European Thurn and Taxis postal empire and
later the American Pony Express and Wells Fargo delivery networks.
"And now for something completely different."
"VPython is a CMU project that combines Python, Numerical
Python, Tcl/Tk, and an OpenGL-based graphics package called
"visual" into a really easy system for real-time 3-D graphics
programming. You can find out more about VPython and download
an alpha copy here. Be warned: it's not the fastest server I've
ever downloaded from.
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