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Rossum, Guido van

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Works: 16 works in 41 publications in 1 language and 78 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Classifications: QA76.73.P98, 005.133
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The Amsterdam hypermedia model : extending hypertext to support real multimedia by Lynda Hardman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "A model of hypermedia is presented that allows the combination of 'hyper-structured' information with dynamic multimedia information. The model is derived by extending the Dexter hypertext reference model and the CMIF multimedia model. The Amsterdam hypermedia model allows the following, in addition to the model provided by Dexter: the composition of multiple dynamic media, in order to specify a collection of time-based media making up a complete multimedia presentation; the definition of 'channels' for specifying default presentation information, allowing the specification of the presentation characteristics of nodes at a more general level than that for an individual node; the composition of existing presentations into larger presentations, taking into account possible clashes of resource usage; the inclusion of temporal relations while maintaining the separation of structure and presentation information, where time-based relationships are treated as presentation information; the specification of 'context' for anchors, in order to determine whether on following a link a part, or the whole, of the presentation is replaced by the information at the destination of the link. The Amsterdam hypermedia model enables the description of structured multimedia documents, incorporating time at a fundamental level, and extending the hypertext notion of links to time-based media and compositions of different media. The paper is organised as follows. The Dexter hypertext model and the CMIF multimedia model are summarised, and their limitations for use as a more general hypermedia model are discussed. The extensions included in the Amsterdam hypermedia model are described and a summary of the resulting model is given."
Python tutorial by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "Python is a simple, yet powerful programming language that bridges the gap between C and shell programming, and is thus ideally suited for 'throw-away programming' and rapid prototyping. Its syntax is put together from constructs borrowed from a variety of other languages; most prominent are influences from ABC, C, Modula-3 and Icon. The Python interpreter is easily extended with new functions and data types implemented in C. Python is also suitable as an extension language for highly customizable C applications such as editors or window managers. Python is available for various operating systems, amongst which several flavors of UNIX, Amoeba, the Apple Macintosh O.S., and MS-DOS. This tutorial introduces the reader informally to the basic concepts and features of the Python language and system. It helps to have a Python interpreter handy for hands-on experience, but as the examples are self- contained, the tutorial can be read off-line as well. For a description of standard objects and modules, see the Python Library Reference manual. The Python Reference Manual gives a more formal definition of the language."
Structured multimedia authoring by Lynda Hardman ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "We present the user interface to the CMIF authoring environment for constructing and playing multimedia presentations. The CMIF authoring environment supports a rich hypermedia document model allowing structure-based composition of multimedia presentations and the specification of synchronization constraints between constituent media items. An author constructs a multimedia presentation in terms of its structure and additional synchronization constraints, from which the CMIF player derives the precise timing information for the presentation. We discuss the advantages of a structured approach to authoring multimedia, and describe the facilities in the CMIF authoring environment for supporting this approach. The authoring environment presents three main views of a multimedia presentation: the hierarchy view is used for manipulating and viewing a presentation's hierarchical structure; the channel view is used for managing logical resources and specifying and viewing precise timing constraints; and the player for playing the presentation. We present the authoring environment in terms of a short example: constructing a walking tour of Amsterdam."
CMIFed : a presentation environment for portable hypermedia documents by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "This paper discusses the architecture and implementation of CMIFed, an editing and presentation environment for hypermedia documents. Typically such documents contain a mixture of text, images, audio, and video (and possibly other media), augmented with user interaction. CMIFed allows the author flexibility in specifying what is presented when, using multiple simultaneous output channels. Unlike systems that use a timeline or scripting metaphor to control the presentation, in CMIFed the user manipulates a collection of events and timing constraints among those events. Common timing requirements can be specified by grouping events together in a tree whose nodes indicate sequential and parallel composition. More general timing constraints between events can be added in the form of synchronization arcs. User interaction is supported in the form of hyperlinks. We place CMIFed in the context of the CMIF model for hypermedia documents, which formalizes the properties of hypermedia presentations in a platform-independent manner."
STDWIN : a standard window system interface by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Python library reference by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "Python is an extensible, interpreted, object-oriented programming language. It supports a wide range of applications, from simple text processing scripts to interactive WWW browsers. While the Python Reference Manual describes the exact syntax and semantics of the language, it does not describe the standard library that is distributed with the language, and which greatly enhances its immediate usability. This library contains built-in modules (written in C) that provide access to system functionality such as file I/O that would otherwise be inaccessible to Python programmers, as well as modules written in Python that provide standardized solutions for many problems that occur in everyday programming. Some of theses modules are explicitly designed to encourage and enhance the portability of Python programs. This library reference manual documents Python's standard library, as well as many optional library modules (which may or may not be available, depending on whether the underlying platform supports them and on the configuration choices made at compile time). It also documents the standard types of the language and its built-in functions and exceptions, many of which are not or incompletely documented in the Reference Manual. This manual assumes basic knowledge about the Python language. For an informal introduction to Python, see the Python Tutorial; the Python Reference Manual remains the highest authority on syntactic and semantic questions. Finally, the manual entitled Extending and Embedding the Python Interpreter describes how to add new extensions to Python and how to embed it in other applications."
Python reference manual by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "Python is a simple, yet powerful, interpreted programming language that bridges the gap between C and shell programming, and is thus ideally suited for 'throw-away programming' and rapid prototyping. Its syntax is put together from constructs borrowed from a variety of other languages; most prominent are influences from ABC, C, Modula-3 and Icon. The Python interpreter is easily extended with new functions and data types implemented in C. Python is also suitable as an extension language for highly customizable C applications such as editors or window managers. Python is available for various operating systems, amongst which several flavors of UNIX (including Linux), the Apple Macintosh O.S., MS-DOS, MS-Windows 3.1, Windows NT, and OS/2. This reference manual describes the syntax and 'core semantics' of the language. It is terse, but attempts to be exact and complete. The semantics of non-essential built-in object types and of the built-in functions and modules are described in the Python Library Reference. For an informal introduction to the language, see the Python Tutorial."
The ABC structure editor : structure-based editing for the ABC programming environment by Lambert Meertens ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "ABC is an interactive programming language where both ease of learning and ease of use stood high amongst its principle design aims. The language is embedded in a dedicated environment that includes a structure-based editor. To fit in with the design aims, the editor had to be easy to learn, demanding a small command set, and easy to use, demanding a powerful command set and strong support for the user in composing programs, without enforcing a computer-science understanding of issues of syntax and the like. Some novel design rules have led to an interesting editor, where the user may enter and edit text either structurally or non- structurally, without having to use different 'modes'."
Internet programming with Python by Aaron Watters ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extending and embedding the Python interpreter by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract: "Python is an interpreted, object-oriented programming language. This document describes how to write modules in C or C++ to extend the Python interpreter with new modules. Those modules can define new functions but also new object types and their methods. The document also describes how to embed the Python interpreter in another application, for use as an extension language. Finally, it shows how to compile and link extension modules so that they can be loaded dynamically (at run time) into the interpreter, if the underlying operating system supports this feature. This document assumes basic knowledge about Python. For an informal introduction to the language, see the Python Tutorial. The Python Reference Manual gives a more formal definition of the language. The Python Library Reference documents the existing object types, functions and modules (both built-in and written in Python) that give the language its wide application range."
An introduction to Python, release 2.5 by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Python language reference manual : for Python version 3.2 by Guido Van Rossum ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An Introduction to Python : for PYTHON 3,2 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Using Python : release 2.6.1 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amoeba : high-performance distributed computing ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Python ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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