May 18th, 2014


...easy to program in, but hard to program when you want your programs to run at useful speed.

I'm currently fighting with gtfs convertor for timetab (was running overnight; and that's after I spent yesterday speeding it up 30 times or so; still not done). And yes, I realize that Python is probably not best language for weather nowcasting...

Are there some books / online things one should read to learn Python? Or is there some different language I should be using? (Yes, I like the language. No, I don't like whitespace-based syntax. No, I don't the fact that I have to actually test the application to discover typos in variable names.)