[Edu-sig] Re Szeto's weird post etc.

Kirby Urner pdx4d@teleport.com
Fri, 07 Jul 2000 17:42:46 -0700

> Dear Kirby:
> Like L-system...weirdness melts...

Re: http://www.python.org/pipermail/edu-sig/2000-July/000549.html

Phillip just hit 'reply to all' and a CC of his bizarro reply 
to my L-systems post went here, to edu-sig.  I guess you don't 
have to actually subscribe to edu-sig to get your stuff in the 

Anyway, my apologies to the list.  I probably get more than my 
share of odd-ball posts (?), and sometimes these ricochet -- 
off-the-wall posts like Szeto's are just part of my "aura" 
I guess (I'm kinda like that Pig Pen character in 'Peanuts'[1]).

On the L-systems front, I've decided to go ahead and implement 
it in more detail -- a good workout for at least one of my 
other modules (coords.py).  Given coords.py (vector classes) 
and povray.py (Povray output files) are already at my disposal, 
it makes sense to finish building an Lturtle class as well.[2][3]

I'll do a follow-up post on it when I've got something worth 
showing.  In the meantime, I've fixed some links and polished
http://www.inetarena.com/~pdx4d/ocn/lsystems.html a little bit
(still somewhat rough).

I also posted about this project to geometry_research at the
Math Forum [4] -- fingers crossed we attract another Python-
focussed educator or two (seems like a pretty tiny/elite little 
core group we have here -- too tiny if you ask me).


[1] http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/peanuts/f_profiles/html/f4j.html
[2] coords.py in html: 
[3] povray.py in html
[4] http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/geometry-research/zhimmiyerd