Python Magazine for April 2008

The April issue of Python Magazine is ready for download now.

This month’s cover story from Zach Voase introduces bioinformatics
with Python using BioPython. It’s amazing how easy it is to work with
gene sequences in Python.

Jeff Scudder provides an excellent article about using the Google
Spreadsheet API like a database. We use Google Spreadsheet to manage
some parts of the magazine, so I’m definitely looking forward to
applying some of these techniques myself.

You will recognize Eugen Wintersberger from previous issues. This
month he returns to explain how to use PyTables and HDF5 to work with
large datasets. As compute power and storage capacity have increased
over the years, the algorithms and tools for processing those datasets
have evolved to take advantage of them.

Every good editor and IDE includes customization features, and Mac OS
X’s XCode is no exception. JC Cruz introduces techniques for customizing
XCode through Python scripts.

Mark Mruss’ column this month features the AVC library for GUI
programming. The “Application View Controller” connects the widgets on
the screen to variables, automatically syncing between them, saving you
a lot of manual work.

To cap off the issue, we also have plenty of PyCon 2008 coverage from
both Steve Holden and me. I had a lot of fun, and I’m already planning
my trip for next year.

I hope you’ll head over to the site and download your copy now!