Forum 10/17/2002

“The Switch to Python for the Next Generation of Leginon

Jim Pulokas, Research Engineer –¬†Automated Molecular Imaging Group, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

The Leginon automated TEM system developed by AMI is currently undergoing a major transformation.¬† This next generation Leginon will be written in the Python programming language.¬† This forum will cover the reasons for this switch and introduce the basics of Python programming, with an emphasis on how it differs from Leginon’s current scripting language, Tcl/Tk.