[IPython-dev] Blog article "Scientific Python for computers, tablets and smartphones"

Fernando Perez fperez.net at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 16:29:29 EST 2013

It would be great if you guys who know the ins and outs of
Python/IPython running natively on the various mobile platforms added
a bit of this info to the wiki:


That's the kind of thing that is good to record on a wiki so it's more
easily found by others in the future.



On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 4:22 PM, Carl Smith <carl.input at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ubuntu Phone looks really interesting for an OS to build on. I've been
> using Python on Android for a while, and it's a constant challenge to
> work around the limitations. I had a go at IPython on Android, but
> ended up using SL4A in Remote Mode to control the droid over WiFi from
> an instance of IPython Notebook, running on a regular box on the same
> network.
> It seems ok to run things like text editors off-board anyway. If
> you're hacking a mobile phone, you really want to do that in a desktop
> environment and only have the code you've written actually running on
> the phone. You can even run the program off-board and have the runtime
> access the device with RPC style calls over the local network, which
> is how SL4A does Remote Mode.
> The problem is getting a nice environment running that has ready
> access to all the features of a mobile device. Most distros don't
> support telephony or any of the sensors. I like hacking toy robots so
> I really need those sensors.
> Thanks for this information Roberto. It's slightly off topic, but you
> may find this project interesting. The top link is to a paper that
> explains things a bit.
> http://opendatakit.org/about/research/
> Cheers
> Carl
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