Fivebit is a Python 3 compression library for short text strings. It compresses short strings of text into five bit encoding, which yields a 37.5% reduction for lowercase ASCII. There is also a dictionary for the 1024 most common English words (3 letters or longer). Punctuation, digits, and normal symbols will usually take up 10 bits each, and oddball Unicode characters will take up more space again.
MinimalModbus is an easy-to-use Python module for talking to instruments (slaves) from a computer (master) using the Modbus protocol. Example code includes drivers for Eurotherm and Omega process controllers. The only dependency is the pySerial module. This software supports the ‘Modbus RTU’ serial communication version of the protocol, and is intended for use on Linux, OS X, and Windows platforms. It has been tested with Python2.6, Python2.7, and Python3.2.
Card Stories provides a server for a networked guessing game using picture cards. One player (the "author") starts the game by choosing a card, picking a word or a sentence to describe it, and sending out invitations to others to participate. Each of these players receives seven cards and has to pick one that best matches the author's description. Once enough players have chosen a card, the author displays all chosen cards and the players try to figure out which one is the author's. If at least one but not all of them guesses correctly, the author wins, along with the players who guessed correctly. Otherwise, the guessers all win.
Squires is a Python library which simplifies the creation of powerful self-documenting readline-based command line interfaces. Scripts using Squires have the following features in their interface: full readline bindings, tab completion of commands and their options, inline command help (which is accessed by pressing tab), option syntax validation, and hidden commands and options.
python-stdnum is a Python module to parse, validate, and reformat standard numbers and codes in different formats. It supports a large number of number formats, including: ISBN (International Standard Book Number), ISSN (International Standard Serial Number), BSN (Burgerservicenummer, the Dutch national identification number), EAN (International Article Number), SSN (U.S. Social Security Number), IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity), IBAN (International Bank Account Number), and more.