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Bruce Sherwood Bruce_Sherwood at ncsu.edu
Sun Aug 24 22:37:21 CEST 2008

I'll mention that there exists an easy to use module for Python that 
creates navigable 3D animations, and simple GUI's, with remarkably 
little effort. See vpython.org; upon installation there are lots of 
example programs you can run (most easily from IDLE).

Bruce Sherwood

Scott David Daniels wrote:
> Mark Fenton wrote:

> I think I detect in you the hope that doing a GUI should not be
> hard; you should be able to nickel and dime your way into it.  I
> understand the sentiment.  I have for some time had the sneaky
> suspicion that there is something small inside these GUI monsters
> crying to get out, but I've felt that way since 1980, and I've
> never read anything that makes me think,
>     "Ahh, _that_ is how you do it simply and clearly."
> So, perhaps I won't ever see that simplicity.  We certainly don't
> reward simplicity in the normal software business anywhere so much
> as we should.  Most buy-in-a-box software is evaluated by comparing 
> feature lists, rewarding complicated over simple.  For that matter
> gcc is no paragon of simplicity.  But Python is simple in the sense
> I mean, and Google is simple in the "using it" sense as well, so
> we can guess that the market does not completely punish simplicity.
> --Scott David Daniels
> Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
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