Updates to Python GTK+ 3 Tutorial

  • 11 October 2011
  • sebp

I continued working on the Python GTK+ 3 Tutorial since I announced it almost a month ago. I added a section describing the Gtk.Grid widget, menus, dialogs and Gtk.TextView, the latter just added today. In addition, I added screenshots for all examples and merged a couple of grammar/typo fixes from other people. The current contents should cover the most important widgets and should allow you to create more complex applications.

Python GTK+ 3 Tutorial

  • 16 September 2011
  • sebp

One of the big advantages of PyGTK is that it is documented very well. Unfortunately, despite the efforts to make PyGObject as compatible to PyGTK as possible, the differences are still huge. A big portion is due to the changes between GTK+ version 2 and 3, of course. To date, you basically have to look into the GIR file or C reference manual to try to figure out how things work. Once you are familiar with the way C functions are converted to Python, you can guess most methods.

The Past and The Future

  • 23 July 2011
  • sebp

The Past

I recently finished my Master thesis and can now call myself Master of Science. The thesis itself couldn't turn out any better as it did. The goal was to implement a method that is capable to predict the relative location along the longitudinal axis of a slice of a X-ray computed tomography (CT) volume. The motivation behind this is to speed up the process when a physician wants to compare two CT volumes against each other. Usually, the patient's data can be accessed over the network and a single CT volume can contain more than thousand images taking more than 1 GB disk space. In addition, most physicians are only interested in one particular area they want to compare. Accordingly, it would be waste of resources if one has to transfer and load two complete volumes and manually navigate to the area of interest. The methods developed in this thesis allow the physician to select the area of interest (on the longitudinal axis) in one volume and only transfer and load the corresponding area in the other volume. Obviously, you get the biggest benefit if the volume contains a large amount of images and the region of interest is relatively small.