[Edu-sig] Fw: [Visualpython-users] VPython and LiveZope
dethe.elza at blastradius.com
Mon Oct 6 15:34:16 EDT 2003
> Python for the Fun of It
> Python in Education
> are in my mind both worthwhile - but quite distinct - endeavors.
> Since I am actually quite serious about exploring this, I do need to
> Are we on the same page - to a reasonable extent?
To a reasonable extent. I am not teaching python right now, but I
would like to organize a school club or after-school activity for kids
who are interested in learning more about computers. I think that
PyGame will be a big part of that. My daughter is also getting to be
old enough to try her hand at simple programming, so we are trying to
design a game together. Games tend to push the envelope of computing,
especially for user interfaces, and nearly every aspect of computer
science must be addressed in the context of a game, so they are great
learning tools. And there is nothing like games to hold attention or
All that said, I certainly understand the constraints that educators
face working within the school system, and I don't envy them.
> Bruce Sherwood
>>> Your development may be very important, because many people have
>>> to be able to run VPython programs in a browser. Is that what you
>>> have achieved? Can this work in other browsers?
> chu-ching huang
>> I purpose to integrate the Vpython codes into Zope server but no
> Is chu-ching saying that he can web enable VPython by a patch to Zope?
> Me want!
I seriously doubt that this is what he is saying. Embedding VPython
into the Zope server could allow 3D visualization of server logs, but
would have *no* effect on the browser. OK, that's not entirely
true--VPython can generate 2D snapshots and serve those over the
server, or perhaps generate VRML renderings? But embedding even a
simple 3D rendering engine into a browser is an extremely hairy
endeavor. We are still a long way from useful 3D on the web.
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