[Edu-sig] PDF geometry animations (ReportLab?) - and turtle module

Gregor Lingl gregor.lingl at aon.at
Sun May 17 22:58:32 CEST 2009

kirby urner schrieb:
> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 9:06 AM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, May 17, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Gregor Lingl <gregor.lingl at aon.at> wrote:
>>> kirby urner schrieb
> Brilliant work Gregor, ran yours just now (I have 2.5, 2.6 and 3.0 all
> installed on Ubuntu Dell Jackalope laptop, WinXP KTU3 lagging in its
> number of Pythons).
> Happy birthday to me! (literally -- turning 51 today)
Yeah, happy birthday to you. Hope you are celabrating it instead of reading
this mail just now.
> I think Ron will be quite pleased with such a quick turnaround, and
> such a faithful reproduction, right down to the colors.
Danke für die Blumen, as we say in German.
> If we have a "sea turtles" model, then maybe they'll render his
> "rotating egg" flipbook as well, the topic of the half-gig one I
> downloaded @ Linus Pauling House yesterday, my CSO present in case
> anyone thought they could steal this IP (half joking, Glenn was there
> just to hang out and talk about stuff).
> Having this uber-teacher in Vienna managing Python's turtle assets is
> one of the best developments lately, liked your Blip .tv and sharing a
> BOF etc.  Glad we could finally overlap in person a little (Pycons are
> great for that).
Maybe there will be another opportunity.

I'm going to give another talk on the turtle module at Europython in 
and also a tutorial if there will be at least seven (or so) attendees.

Laura was (and I hope will be) supporting me very strongly.

My ambition is to make the turtle module more popular, as I'm convinced 
that is
easy to use and very versatile as well as powerful.

I've done a few bug-fixes and a few new features for Python 3.1 an it is 
into the (one and only) beta already. You can read about them at the end 
of the


You can download the new version separately here:


And there are two new examples in the demo directory. One of them is
the nim game (I showed it at pycon during the open space). The other one
--  tdemo_round_dance.py  --  is new, needs the new version and is really
nice to view.

You'll find them here:


Have a nice party!!


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