[Edu-sig] Visual Programming in Python?

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Sun Apr 16 02:14:33 CEST 2006

dblank at brynmawr.edu wrote:
> Kirby said:
>> Just thinking out loud here.  One of our Shuttleworth Summit attenders
>> was going back to Cape Town with Imagine Logo, a somewhat expensive
>> commercial Logo aimed at the kid market (I guess that's redundant:
>> Logo is by definition aimed at kids, no?).
> I'd like to first point out that Logo is not used by just kids for just
> playing around. We use NetLogo in a few of the college courses that I
> teach to do serious playing around. NetLogo is great, and has some things
> that I wish Python had. NetLogo is not a visual programming environment,
> but has a drag-n-drop work area for adding inputs (buttons, sliders) and
> outputs (graphs). A very nice tool indeed.

Rebol (http://www.rebol.com/) is a Logo for adults.  They don't say so, 
but it is Logo.  Well, at least if you define Logo as "lisp without 
parenthesis" (well, it's Rebol's a bit more Logo-like than *just* that, 
but that's kind of the core of it).

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