"IPython now has support for interactive parallel and distributed computing. These capabilities are being developed as part of the next-generation IPython that we are calling IPython1. This system is usable today with the current stable release of IPython. Our goal with this work is to make it possible for users to develop, debug, test, execute and monitor parallel applications interactively using IPython."
"Hachoir is a library written in Python which allows to see and edit a binary file (or any binary stream) field per field. A field is the most basic information: a number, a string of characters, a flag (yes/no), etc. Only supported formats can be opened, it's not a magic tool. It can be used to extract some informations (eg. metadata), edit some fields of a file without original program, or convert a file from a format to another."