[Edu-sig] interactive python tutorial online (as tryruby)

Andre Roberge andre.roberge at gmail.com
Mon Dec 15 22:08:07 CET 2008

On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 2:31 PM, kirby urner <kirby.urner at gmail.com> wrote:
> <rant>
> Count me a skeptic that there's anything unattractive about Python
> that's to blame for keeping it from wider use in school systems.


> </rant>
> Kirby

Hmm, I don't see anything in the original post that refer to "wider
use in school systems" or, indeed, any reference to schools at all.

I think the original poster made a perfectly sensible observation, one
that I have read many times in different settings.

It is a fact that the hurdle to try Ruby via  http://tryruby.hobix.com
is much lower than having to download and install Python.

There are a couple of places where one can do something similar online
(http://www.trypython.org/ , if you have silverlight installed on your
computer) (http://datamech.com/devan/trypython/trypython.py) but none
is done in as an attractive way as the tryruby site is.  I think it is
a valid goal to try and remedy this situation - something I am (just
like Michael Foord and others) trying to address.

<usenet etiquette rant>
And I don't understand why the quoted message appeared to be a reply
to what I wrote when not a single line of quoted text was something I
</usenet etiquette rant>


> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Andre Roberge <andre.roberge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Jurgis Pralgauskis
>> <jurgis.pralgauskis at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> it would make python more attractive,
>>> if there would be possibility  to try it online
>>> like ruby has http://tryruby.hobix.com
>>> maybe this could be made with jython , http://code.google.com/p/epy/
>>> or crunchy on GAE
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