Python

RetroPie is built upon top of the Raspbian OS, which gives a lot of oppurtunities when it comes to playing around with other stuff on the RaspBerry Pi (more on e.g. native Netflix streaming coming in later posts).

My personal favorite script language is Python (comes with Rasbian), and here are a few packages which could be usefull for scripting…

 

Proxy

If you’re behind a procy, you can use the following command to get pip for installing packages:

python get-pip.py --proxy=http://ACBRUKER:PASSORD@PROXYSERVER:8080/ --user

 

Packages

Plotly

Plotly creates leading open source tools for composing, editing, and sharing interactive data visualization via the Web (https://plot.ly/)

Pip install plotly

 

SimpleJson

https://simplejson.readthedocs.io/en/latest/

Pip install simplejson

Requests

http://docs.python-requests.org/en/master/

Pip install requests

 

PyCurl

http://pycurl.io (see also documentation on libcurl: https://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/)

Pip install pycurl

 

PyQT

GUI programming, perhaps not so relevant for your RetroPie (?)

Pip install pyqt

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