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Plotting data using Matplotlib: Part 1

by Sandro Tosi | October 2009 | Open Source

In this two-part article, by Sandro Tosi you will see several examples of Matplotlib usage in real-world situations, showing some of the common cases where we can use Matplotlib to draw a plot of some values.

There is a common workflow for this kind of job:

  1. Identify the best data source for the information we want to plot
  2. Extract the data of interest and elaborate it for plotting
  3. Plot the data

Usually, the hardest part is to extract and prepare the data for plotting. Due to this, we are going to show several examples of the first two steps.

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Advanced Matplotlib: Part 1

by Sandro Tosi | October 2009 | Open Source

In this article by Sandro Tosi we are about to explore some advanced aspects of Matplotlib. The topics that we are going to cover in detail are:

  • Matplotlib's object-oriented interface
  • Subplots and multiple figures
  • Additional and shared axes
  • Logarithmic scaled axes
  • Date plotting with ticks formatting and locators
  • Text properties, fonts, LaTeX typewriting
  • Contour plots and image plotting
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Creating a Design with eZ Publish 4 Templating System: Part 1

by Francesco Fullone Francesco Trucchia | October 2009 | Content Management Open Source

In this article by Francesco Fullone and Francesco Trucchia, we will learn the basics of the templating system of eZ Publish. We will see what an eZ Publish template is and how to apply a template to a single content node or subtree. We will also take a look at template overrides and create a proper design extension starting from the eZ Webin package.

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Data Tables and DataTables Plugin in jQuery 1.3 with PHP

by Kae Verens | October 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Kae Verens, we will look at:

 

  • How to install and use the DataTables plugin
  • How to load data pages on request from the server
  • Searching and ordering the data
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Calendars in jQuery 1.3 with PHP using jQuery Week Calendar Plugin: Part 1

by Kae Verens | October 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP Web Development

In this article by Kae Verens, we will discuss the following topics:

  • Displaying a calendar for a week
  • Creating and saving an event in that calendar
  • Moving, editing, and deleting events
  • Creating recurring events
  • Editing and removing recurring events

We will use the jquery-week-calendar plugin to create and edit normal and recurring events.

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Openfire: Effectively Managing Users

by Mayank Sharma | October 2009 | Java Open Source

In this article by Mayank Sharma, you will learn how to effectively manage users in Openfire.

The difference between a hassled always-on-the-job admin and an admin who has plenty of time to dress for a lovely date in the evening, is how effectively they manage their users. As any admin knows, managing users is one thing, but managing users effectively takes something special—from both you and the server software. In this article, I'll show you some tips and tricks that you can use to become a happy-go-lucky system admin. But finding a beautiful date is beyond the scope of this book!

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Increasing Traffic to Your Blog with WordPress MU 2.8: Part1

by Lesley Harrison | October 2009 | MySQL Content Management Open Source PHP WordPress

Once we have our blog network setup, we need to spread the word about the blog network to make sure that as many slayers as possible start using the site. This article will cover some popular traffic and visitor retention enhancing features of WordPress MU such as tagging, pings, trackbacks, and RSS. In this article by Lesley Harrison, we will look at:

  • Allowing your visitors to use tags to categorize their posts
  • Advertising blog updates with pings
  • Sending trackbacks when you post about other blogs
  • Letting visitors subscribe to blogs via RSS feeds
  • Advertising blog updates on Twitter
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