Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

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Re: Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

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The only thing my script might need is some code to remove leading zeros from hours or dates. But I really doubt having the zeros there would change the TTS results.


The format() method can create the time/date string without leading 0's:

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indigo.variable.updateValue(pennwood_date, '{dt:%A}, {dt:%B} {dt.day}'.format(dt=now))
indigo.variable.updateValue(pennwood_time, '{dt.hour}:{dt.minute} {dt:%p}'.format(dt=now))


That should generate the time and day without leading 0's.

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Re: Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

Is there a simple way to try code snippets like this without having to create a new action group embedded script?

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Re: Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

wideglidejrp wrote:
Is there a simple way to try code snippets like this without having to create a new action group embedded script?


Python scripting shell. At the very bottom of the Plugins menu. Or just create a testing action group and edit the code in there and hit the run button without closing the dialog.

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Re: Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

I misspoke about creating, not what I meant. Updating the values is what I meant. Looks Joe's script plus Jay's snippets solve my issue. Thanks very much.

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Re: Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

wideglidejrp wrote:
Is there a simple way to try code snippets like this without having to create a new action group embedded script?


The documentation is your friend...

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Re: Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

wideglidejrp wrote:
Is there a simple way to try code snippets like this without having to create a new action group embedded script?

In addition to Joe's suggestion, I actually prefer the Indigo embedded scripting window for constructing small bits of code. In my opinion, it's easier to click the compile button to test against the Indigo server and fix errors. I have a deactivated schedule called "Scratchpad" which I use for throw away work. It's also nice to be able to save something and go back to it later.

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Re: Creative way to run any Applescript in Python

Agree on scratchpads. I use a scratchpad notebook in Evernote for many throw away things. For Indigo, I use a test python action group. I also find TextExpander extremely productive. I right click to get the ID and...

if I type iag, TextExpander types indigo.actionGroup.execute(whatever is in the clipboard, in this case the ID) #
if I type isl I get indigo.server.log(whatever is in the clipboard) #
Etc.

Saves a lot of keystrokes. You can also have TE type something and then place the cursor wherever you want it for input.

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