Tag Archives: Python

Python: How to Deal with Tables in Word

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I think I’ve mentioned it before that the Python documentation can be really confusing for beginners. There may be people out there who can look at this Table objects page and completely understand what’s happening.

I am not those people. I need visuals.

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Python: How to Write an Intersect Analysis to a Text Document

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So here’s a quick thing to note before we get started. Python will throw a shit-fit if you do not have everything properly formatted. Indentation matters. I can’t figure out how to make WordPress format my tabs, so if you do copy and paste the below code, indent the loops to avoid errors.

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Python: How to Start Scripting in ArcGIS

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Python in ArcGIS is intimidating, so I’m starting simple. This is a quick walk through of how to load a script for use and what a basic Python script looks like.

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Python: How to Automate Word Docs

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Every time I start thinking that my job is bad, I try to remind myself that Stanley Kubrick had a secretary. The guy was notorious for driving actors into the ground. Making them do takes over and over and over. Can you imagine having to handle his administrative work?

If IMDB’s trivia page is to be believed, that poor soul had to spend weeks typing out the infamous ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ novel from hell. On the off-chance I ever find myself similarly working for a maniac, I’m attempting to master the Python docx module, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how far you can get with just the basics.

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Python: How to Install 3rd Party Modules without the Command Prompt

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FINALLY. After weeks of errors and several bottles of wine, I managed to load a 3rd party module to get some more Python going.

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Python Update: How to Animate Text in Blender

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I’m generally opposed to functions that overload on parameters. But seeing as how Blender functions do it all the time, I figured I’d go nuts for this updated text animation function.

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PYTHON: How to Get Sliding Text in Blender

This is Bob.

This is Bob. Bob is a gelatinous organism from outer space. He’s also a bit of a diva, so he requires that he be announced by text that drifts upwards in a graceful and organized fashion.

So that’s how I spent the first chunk of my long weekend—figuring out text objects in Blender. For the sliding script, just scroll to the bottom. For more description, keep reading below.

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