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Re: Cool FTP implementation with "minimal" Python

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  • From: "McHale, Paul" <Paul.McHale at>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 06:45:19 -0400 (EDT)

Good question!  I agree any FTP client could be used provided it had a command line interface or a script control.

Python is also fantastic at sending and receiving Ethernet packets.  With a very short python script, I can control external Ethernet based equipment with commands generated from Mathematica.  I guess I didn't state it very well.  Python is similar to Mathematica in that it offers access to tremendous libraries that are well supported.  I didn't realize how easy it was to call python scripts from Mathematica.

I could try Java, I'm just not as familiar with it.

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From: Simon [mailto:simonjtyler at]
Sent: Sunday, June 05, 2011 7:03 AM
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Subject: [mg119497] [mg119468] Re: Cool FTP implementation with "minimal" Python

It looks good, but what's the matter with having Mathematica call FTP (with a Mathematica generated ftp script file) directly? What's the advantage of introducing a Python dependency?

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