[Sidefx-houdini-list] python expressions... how we doing?
Andrew D Lyons
tstexture at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 19:00:57 EST 2008
My guess is we'd have to use the expression editor for longer python
code ("alt-e" over a parm). I'm guessing it will still work in python
mode. I can;t vouch for speed though.
I agree - python has advantages. The big one being able to create
functions and classes to handle common cases that get loaded at 456
On 24/01/2008, Darran Edmundson <darran at edmstudio.com> wrote:
> Rangi Sutton wrote:
> > Thanks for the insight Peter. Seems like uniformly using python for
> > expressions is an ideal, but the speed hit constructing the expressions,
> > and the speed hit evaluating them will keep 'em out of our hips for a while.
> > Anyone from sidefx care to comment on this issue? The manual suggests it
> > is a replacement, is it too early to swallow that pill?
> Don't know but I'd love to leverage my python skills in houdini ...
> Here's a simple expression problem. In a ROP, I'd to do the python
> equivalent of $HIP/XXX.img$F4.tga where XXX is either win32 or linux
> (i.e., sys.platform).
> More generally, how do you handle module imports in one-line
> expressions? In the above example, you'd need to "import sys" before
> having access to sys.platform.
> Darran Edmundson [darran at edmstudio.com]
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