[Edu-sig] Beautiful sample programs?

Gregor Lingl gregor.lingl at aon.at
Mon Sep 28 22:12:09 CEST 2009

Hi Hélène,

I'd like to point you to a suite of sample scripts
that use Python's turtle module. You can find it here:


It contains a demo-viewer turtleDemo.py that lets you
inspect the source code of the example scripts and execute them.

So you get an overview about what is offered very easily and

Moreover there are a couple of scripts that are designed to run
standalone, among them a towers of hanoi animation,
a gravitational system simulation and the trigeo.py
script mentioned by Kirby in a previous posting.


Helene Martin schrieb:
> Hello,
> As some of you know, I teach high school classes in Seattle.  Students
> have been loving Python so far!  They've been able to dive right in
> and get some interesting results.
> I was wondering whether any of you had suggestions for Python programs
> to look at, dissect, extend and emulate.  I'm looking for something
> reasonably small like a simple music player, some kind of calculator
> app, a collection manager or something like that.  I'd rather it be an
> existing open source project someone started out of necessity (rather
> than me creating something contrived for the exercise).  I've poked
> around a bit but haven't found anything I thought would be perfect
> either because of scale (I'd rather keep it to a handful of files),
> complexity or just plain code ugliness.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
> Hélène Martin.
> http://garfieldcs.com
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