[Edu-sig] Anyone interested in discussing the turtle module?

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Thu Jun 2 00:37:43 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 16:59, Jeff Elkner <jeff at elkner.net> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm working on an introductory CS book using Python with the turtle
> module,

Under what license?

Can we talk about using Turtle Art in Sugar as a starting point? it
can call Python functions assigned to blocks, providing an easy
transition from pure TA to pure Python. We have support for various
other CS topics on TA blocks, including stack operations. I am
planning to write a Turing machine in TA, using colored dots as cells
on the tape and instructions in the transition table.

> but I'm finding the inability of turtle.Screen() to take
> screen size arguments to be a real pain.  The screen size appears to
> depend on the screen size of the host environment, which means
> standardizing screen shots for the book becomes impossible.
> Any thoughts on this issue?  It would be a huge help in promoting
> Python's use in education if we could make use of such a potentially
> fine module as the turtle module, but I'm finding it very difficult to
> write curriculum materials that use it since students don't have
> control over the turtle's screen in any easy to use way.
> Thanks!
> jeff elkner
> open book project
> http://openbookproject.net
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