[Edu-sig] Happy New Year 2011!!!
kb1pkl at aim.com
Sun Jan 2 04:56:27 CET 2011
On 01/01/2011 10:01 PM, Vern Ceder wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 9:45 PM, Corey Richardson <kb1pkl at aim.com
> <mailto:kb1pkl at aim.com>> wrote:
> On 01/01/2011 09:38 PM, Vern Ceder wrote:
> Pardon my jumping in, but is turtle available from the interactive
> shell? The turtle module should be in /usr/lib/Python2.6/lib-tk
> on an
> Ubuntu 10.4 installation. If it is, then it should work fine
> from your
> scripts. Is it available for you when you log onto the machine
> On Sat, Jan 1, 2011 at 9:12 PM, A. Jorge Garcia
> <calcpage at aol.com <mailto:calcpage at aol.com>
> Well, I set up 25 PCs in my classroom on a gigabit LAN. Each
> PC is
> running Ubuntu Desktop 10.04 - so, yes they have gnome and
> yes they
> have a GUI browser (Firefox).
> I took one of these PCs and called it the "server/teacher
> On this PC I added vsftp to share files with my students and
> openssh so they can login to my PC as a server to save their
> I call my PC the "teacher station" because I use it with a PC
> Projector and a Slate (bluetooth remote mouse) mimicking a
> SmartBoard setup to demo code and give notes and even show some
> educational YouTube! I recently added python and IDLE to
> this server:
> apt-get install python
> apt-get install idle
> We tried IDLE but prefer python scripts. So, I have my students
> login to the server via ssh from their "student stations" and
> python scripts like hello.py which they chmod to make executable
> chmod 755 hello.py
> which works fine if the first line in the script is
> I tried to import turtle in a script using this environment but
> turtle was not found.
> You say VPython works well with IDLE? I was hoping to add
> GASP or turtle graphics to my scripts.
> What do you think?
> A. Jorge Garcia
> Applied Math and CompSci
> From what I've read so far, the students are SSHing into a sever,
> and writing their scripts from there (nano, vi, etc?). AFAIK, SSH is
> usually just shell, which means no GUI from the host, and they can't
> use turtle because it is a GUI app, using Tkinter IIRC.
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> Right, the turtle and Tkinter are GUI apps, but the OP said they connect
> with the -Y parameter for X11 forwarding, so it should open an X11
> window on their machines - this is standard behavior for ssh. And the OP
> said turtle was not found, not that a screen couldn't be opened.
> Vern Ceder
> vceder at gmail.com <mailto:vceder at gmail.com>, vceder at dogsinmotion.com
> <mailto:vceder at dogsinmotion.com>
> The Quick Python Book, 2nd Ed - http://bit.ly/bRsWDW
Whoops, guess I missed the -Y switch. Nevermind :)
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