For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Using Python with OpenOffice
The Python-UNO bridge can be used to call up pieces of Python code from within OpenOffice. The source code of a "hello world" example can be found at http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/PyUNO_bridge
, showing you how to start OpenOffice looking for a connection on a TCP/IP port, and then how to run a Python program to pass data - in this case the text "hello world" - into it.
There are also some recent articles (Feb 2009) on Linux Journal - start at http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/python-pyuno-hello-world-addon-openoffice
which includes an example, and links to other articles which cover the conversion of spreadsheets to csv files ( http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1007797
If all this is more than you need, there's nothing to stop you importing / exporting data to / from OpenOffice in a file format like CSV .. using files that happen to have been written / read by / from Python. (written 2009-04-09, updated 2009-04-10)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesY212 - Python - Code testing, patterns, profiles and optimisation. 
Preparation for a day's work - (2005-03-04) 
Python GTK - Widget, Packing, Event and Feedback example - (2007-04-09) 
__new__ v __init__ - python constructor alternatives? - (2007-04-14) 
Python decorators - wrapping a method call in extra code - (2007-04-15) 
Advanced Python, Perl, PHP and Tcl training courses / classes - (2008-02-25) 
Defining a static method - Java, Python and Ruby - (2010-02-01) 
Pressing ^C in a Python program. Also Progress Bar. - (2011-09-15) 
A demonstration of how many Python facilities work together - (2011-09-16) 
Passing optional and named parameters to python methods - (2011-10-04) 
Testing your Python classes with the unittest package - how to - (2011-10-14) 
Using Make for a distribution - (2012-03-17) 
Test Driven Development in Python - Customer Comes First - (2013-05-16) 
Learning to program - comments, documentation and test code - (2014-11-22) 
Python base and inherited classes, test harness and unit testing - new examples - (2014-12-07) 
Combining tests into suites, and suites into bigger suites - Python and unittest - (2015-03-01) 
Testing in Python 3 - unittest, doctest and __name__ == __main__ too. - (2015-04-21) 
Flask and unittest - hello web app test world - (2015-10-15) 
Unittest of a Flask application including forms - (2015-10-15) 
The principle of mocking - and the Python Mock package - (2015-10-17) 
Pytest - starting example - (2016-01-07) 
Pytest - second example beyond hello world - (2016-01-08) 
Profiling your Python program - (2016-11-01)Y150 - Python Development Tools and Environments 
Development Environments - (2005-05-19) 
Python modules. The distribution, The Cheese Shop and the Vaults of Parnassus. - (2006-06-05) 
C++, Python, and other training - do we use an IDE - (2009-08-21) 
Making executable binaries in Python (or Perl) - (2009-10-12) 
Disassembling Python and Java - previously compiled code - (2011-01-29)
Some other Articles
Call in the professionals!Weeding out old phone numbersWe have lost a regular business guestBuilding down expectationsUsing Python with OpenOfficeCommission CreepOut in the Vale of PewseyJava on the Web Server - course for delegates with some prior Java experienceMake your business a DESTINATION businessSpring Sprung
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