Write a wrapper function to unpack the arguments before calling the real function. Lambda won't work, for some strange un-Pythonic reason.
import multiprocessing as mp
print a + b
p = mp.Pool(4)
fl = [(a,b) for a in range(3) for b in range(2)]
#mf_wrap = lambda args: myfun(*args) -> this sucker, though more pythonic and compact, won't work
You can flow text into arbitrary shapes in inkscape. (From a hint here).
You simply create a text box, type your text into it, create a frame with some drawing tool, select both the text box and the frame (click and shift) and then go to text->flow into frame.
The omnipresent anonymous asked: Trying to enter sentence so that text forms the number three...any ideas?
The solution: Type '3' using the text toolConvert to path using object->pathSize as necessaryRemove fillUngroupType in actual text in new text boxSelect the text and the '3' pathFlow the text
import pylab #Imports matplotlib and a host of other useful modules
cir1 = pylab.Circle((0,0), radius=0.75, fc='y') #Creates a patch that looks like a circle (fc= face color)
cir2 = pylab.Circle((.5,.5), radius=0.25, alpha =.2, fc='b') #Repeat (alpha=.2 means make it very translucent)
ax = pylab.axes(aspect=1) #Creates empty axes (aspect=1 means scale things so that circles look like circles)
ax.add_patch(cir1) #Grab the current axes, add the patch to it