a new pythonista?

Dale Strickland-Clark dale at riverhall.NOTHANKS.co.uk
Mon Apr 28 21:29:33 CEST 2003

"Anna" <revanna at mn.rr.com> wrote:

>My daughter just asked me about this "python stuph". So I pulled up
>livewires.org.uk and showed her some basics.
>She just coded her first while loop and for loop... she thought it was
>kewl! In fact, we had to kick her off the computer and send her to bed cuz
>she's got so much to do tomorrow...
>FWIW, she's 12...

Get her on the turtle graphics which are included in Python 2.2.

>>> import tutle
>>> turtle.demo()

My daughter was coding simple shapes and patterns months ago and she
is 9.

Watch out for Livewires, though. It's blatant religious evangelistic
twaddle wrapped in a veneer of respectable education. 

Too much of that stuff and your intellect takes a dive. Telltale signs
include your spelling of simple words like 'stuff', 'because' and
'cool' goes all to Hell.
Dale Strickland-Clark
Riverhall Systems Ltd

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