Asking for Help

The most efficient way of getting help is via the various mailing lists and newsgroups, particularly the comp.lang.python newsgroup. Also, you can ask your questions in the inofficial Python Wiki.

See the Community page for a selection of related resources.

For those of you willing to wait, and to add to the archive of problems (and solutions), enter your question in the list below. For longer questions, consider adding a new page using the button just below: write a short version of the question in the box - this will be the page name - and then write the actual question or problem description in the page editor that appears after pressing the button.

The page will be automatically added to the longer questions section below.


Longer Questions

Pages containing longer questions should appear in this list:

  1. Asking for Help/How to delete files in the GUI

  2. Asking for Help/How do you create tables in Python?

  3. Asking for Help/How to solve the problem when running python from command line?

  4. Asking for Help/How to use Python with MySQL on Windows

  5. Asking for Help/How to use Reg. Exp. to capture data from random text

  6. Asking for Help/How to utilize SQL Server stored procedure that accepts table valued parameter

  7. Asking for Help/I am trying to run Python on IDLE in Windows. Why doesn't IDLE close old pythonw processes on restarting the shell or even quitting IDLE?

  8. Asking for Help/I don't see a 'run' option in the toolbar of Python 3

  9. Asking for Help/I tried to port python 2.7 to iOS and got "Fatal Python error: exceptions bootstrapping error.". How can I fix it?

  10. Asking for Help/I want to right-click on data files in Windows XP and open them with a Python program.

  11. Asking for Help/Installation Errors

  12. Asking for Help/Is there a way to use i instead of j for complex numbers?

  13. Asking for Help/Python ISO-8859-1 encoding problem

  14. Asking for Help/Python,Pydev and the terminal in linux.

  15. Asking for Help/Using Python with native DB2 drivers

  16. Asking for Help/What is wrong with this "game of life" program?

  17. Asking for Help/What's the simplest way to connect to a MSSQL database via Python v3? I'm trying sqlite3, but I think I'm barking up the wrong tree...

  18. Asking for Help/Why do I get permission denied errors when using macostools.copy?

  19. Asking for Help/Why do I see b'string' when i print a c_char_p string?

  20. Asking for Help/does a python blink

  21. Asking for Help/exiting idle

  22. Asking for Help/remove escape characters

  23. Asking for Help/remove write protected file forcefully like "rm -f"

  24. Asking for Help/thread started using 'bg' ends without any notification

  25. Asking for Help/with newton force calculator

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Answered (fully or partially)

Answered Longer Questions

Pages containing answered longer questions should appear in this list:

  1. Asking for Help/'break' outside loop

  2. Asking for Help/Can Python introspect like Java?

  3. Asking for Help/Defining rules for adding two different data types.

  4. Asking for Help/Do you need a int main() like you do in c++

  5. Asking for Help/Gui Toolkit for python 3?

  6. Asking for Help/How can "normal" users report bugs in Python or the documentation?

  7. Asking for Help/How can I add or substract two to the last digit of a float?

  8. Asking for Help/How can I convert a hex representation to an integer?

  9. Asking for Help/How can I import a module from a sibling directory?

  10. Asking for Help/How can I run an untrusted Python script safely (i.e. Sandbox)

  11. Asking for Help/How can I split a string, but without breaking the quotes?

  12. Asking for Help/How can i fetch system generated value from database after inserting a row using cursor.execute() function?

  13. Asking for Help/How come when I double click on a .py a black thing flashes and then disappears? And what/where exactly is the 'Python Interpreter'?

  14. Asking for Help/How do I get or set the modification date of a file?

  15. Asking for Help/How do I run Python based software from SourceForge?

  16. Asking for Help/How do I start a WSGI-compliant web-app on hired web space?

  17. Asking for Help/How do I use gzip module with pickle?

  18. Asking for Help/How do I use local variables in methods?

  19. Asking for Help/How do you protect Python source code?

  20. Asking for Help/How does the value from input() become a number, not a string? In 3.2?

  21. Asking for Help/How to have a mutable buffer with python 2.3?

  22. Asking for Help/How to run python from HTML

  23. Asking for Help/How to store information in variable arrays?

  24. Asking for Help/I wish to generate graphics and images directly into a file, but I'm confused as to just what i need to do this with python

  25. Asking for Help/I'm attempting to run a program in pylab and pylab can't find the directory

  26. Asking for Help/I'm taking an unhandled threading exception that I've been unable to locate

  27. Asking for Help/Is it possible to make a python window "click-through-able" (meaning mouseclicks will carry over to the window beneath it), and if so how?

  28. Asking for Help/Is there a way to create a file object from text without touching the file system?

  29. Asking for Help/PythonFramework-x.x.pkg installation fails. Is there a workaround?

  30. Asking for Help/Slow SYBASE query after version upgrade

  31. Asking for Help/Socket module changed in Python 2.5?

  32. Asking for Help/Stop 'Hello World' from flashing

  33. Asking for Help/SubtractionQuestion

  34. Asking for Help/Where can I find a tiny python installation (under 2 MB) for an embedded linux system?

  35. Asking for Help/Why does IDLE refuse to start on Windows?

  36. Asking for Help/Why don't my list and generator comprehensions work?

  37. Asking for Help/Why is my global not assigned?

  38. Asking for Help/Why when I read a text file python reads it as "<built-in method read of _io.TextIOWrapper object at 0x02954558>" and how do I stop this?

  39. Asking for Help/readline under MS

  40. Asking for Help/visual error message

  41. Asking for Help/what and how we can use server in python web development ?

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Asking for Help (last edited 2019-11-04 14:47:35 by ChrisM)

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