[Edu-sig] PyStart - Python Programming teaching/testing program

Yusdi Santoso yusdi at hotmail.com
Sat May 19 07:00:48 CEST 2007

There seems to be quite a large overlap between Crunchy and PyStart...hey 
but then again...a lot of people reinvent the wheel just for the fun of it 

I wonder what they will do for the automatic grading? If it is to be 
interactive at all (i.e. through the internet instead of an online program), 
then PyStart will suffer the same problem as Crunchy and WebLab, namely the 
lack of sandboxing facility in Python.

Just my £0.02 of thought.


>From: "Andre Roberge" <andre.roberge at gmail.com>
>To: nicolas.pettiaux at ael.be
>CC: "edu-sig at python.org" <edu-sig at python.org>,        Jason Brower 
><encompass at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [Edu-sig] PyStart - Python Programming teaching/testing 
>Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 19:45:58 -0300
>I did send an email to both Jason Brower and Pete Savage, inviting
>them to have a look at a possible collaboration with Crunchy.
>However, other than an acknowledgment from Jason, there has been no
>Still, I think the suggestion should be considered.
>André Roberge
>On 5/18/07, Nicolas Pettiaux <nicolas.pettiaux at ael.be> wrote:
> > This Google summer of code 2007 project has not yet, as far as I have
> > noticed, been mentioned here, and many of you could be interested and
> > also willing to share ideas and maybe coding.
> >
> > Title   PyStart - Python Programming teaching/testing program
> >
> > Student         Jason Lee Roy Brower
> > Mentor  Pete Savage
> >
> > Abstract
> > PyStart will give teachers a way to work with programming students.
> > And best of all, the students programs can be graded almost
> > automatically will very little review from the teacher. PyStart will
> > review code for the proper entries in the code and for the proper
> > output. It will be created for beginners of programming. The goal of
> > PyStart is to teach the basics of all programming skills. For example,
> > loops and variable types.
> >
> > http://code.google.com/soc/ubuntu/appinfo.html?csaid=F43382157E7D628C
> >
> > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GoogleSoC2007/python-trainer
> >
> > --
> > Nicolas Pettiaux - email: nicolas.pettiaux at ael.be
> > Utiliser des formats ouverts et des logiciels libres - 
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