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weaver1
04-02-2010, 16:18
Just discovered Python 2.6 pywin 32.212 in my list of programmes. What's it for and do I need it?

oldfogy
04-02-2010, 17:56
Have you tried "Google" it will bring up some very interesting comments on the program and what it's for?

Marbles65
04-02-2010, 18:00
hi weaver,,,, any idea where you got it from,,,, its a programming language ,,, so, you have been leading us all on all this time eh mate,,, your a computer programmer ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29
hope this helped :D
good luck.

weaver1
04-02-2010, 18:05
Have you tried "Google" it will bring up some very interesting comments on the program and what it's for?
Hi Oldfogy, no I didn't think of that but using Marbles link I know what it is now. Dont know where it came from but can I safely delete it?

weaver1
04-02-2010, 18:06
hi weaver,,,, any idea where you got it from,,,, its a programming language ,,, so, you have been leading us all on all this time eh mate,,, your a computer programmer ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29
hope this helped :D
good luck.
And I didn't even know!!! As I asked OF can I delete it? Just tried to open the programme and nothing happened.

Stewart
04-02-2010, 18:16
You may, of course, have installed an application which requires Python (& d/l it in the process) - I know I have a few (just can't recall at momemt ;))

Similar to applications which require e.g. MS .net framework

weaver1
04-02-2010, 18:50
Hi Stewart. Are you saying that I cant delete it because if I do it will have an adverse effect on something else?

Stewart
04-02-2010, 23:23
Weaver, Python 2.6 pywin 32.212 seems to be what is termed a "Windows Extension".
I can only assume that it was installed along with some application which requires it.

http://starship.python.net/~skippy/win32/ (http://starship.python.net/%7Eskippy/win32/)

Thegreenwire
04-02-2010, 23:34
Python has seen extensive use in the information security (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_security) industry, including exploit development.[24] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-23) Python has been successfully embedded in a number of software products as a scripting language, including in finite element method (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finite_element_method) software such as Abaqus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaqus), 3D animation packages such as Maya (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_%28software%29), MotionBuilder (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MotionBuilder), Softimage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Softimage_XSI), Cinema 4D (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_4D), BodyPaint 3D (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BodyPaint_3D), modo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modo_%28software%29), and Blender (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blender_%28software%29), and 2D imaging programs like GIMP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIMP), Inkscape (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inkscape), Scribus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scribus), and Paint Shop Pro (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paint_Shop_Pro).[25] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-24) ESRI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESRI) is now promoting Python as the best choice for writing scripts in ArcGIS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArcGIS).[26] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-25) It has even been used in several videogames.[27] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-26)
For many operating systems, Python is a standard component; it ships with most Linux distributions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution), with NetBSD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetBSD), and OpenBSD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSD), and with Mac OS X (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X). Ubuntu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_%28operating_system) uses the Ubiquity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubiquity_%28software%29) installer, while Red Hat Linux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Hat_Linux) and Fedora (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fedora_%28operating_system%29) use the Anaconda (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaconda_%28installer%29) installer, and both installers are written in Python. Gentoo Linux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux) uses Python in its package management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Package_management) system, Portage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_%28software%29), and the standard tool to access it, emerge (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_%28software%29#emerge). Pardus (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pardus_%28operating_system%29) uses it for administration and during system boot.[28] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-27)
Among the users of Python are YouTube (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube)[29] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-28) and the original BitTorrent client (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_%28software%29).[30] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-29) Large organizations that make use of Python include Google (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google),[31] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-30) Yahoo! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo%21),[32] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-31) CERN (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CERN),[33] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-32), NASA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA),[34] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-33) and ITA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITA_Software).[35] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-34) Most of the Sugar software (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_%28GUI%29) for the One Laptop Per Child (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Laptop_Per_Child) XO, now developed at Sugar Labs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Labs), is written in Python.[36] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-35)

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[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-35"]From Marbels link
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29#cite_note-35)

weaver1
05-02-2010, 09:55
Weaver, Python 2.6 pywin 32.212 seems to be what is termed a "Windows Extension".
I can only assume that it was installed along with some application which requires it.

http://starship.python.net/~skippy/win32/
Thanks Stewart, I'll just leave it where it is.;)

weaver1
05-02-2010, 09:59
Python has seen extensive use in the information security (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_security) industry etc.......................

Thanks TGW, after reading that lot, I'll definately leave it alone!!!!!!!:D