python on iPad (PyPad)

Raymond Hettinger python at
Sat Apr 9 09:36:58 CEST 2011

On Apr 8, 10:13 pm, Jon Dowdall <jon_dot_dowdall_at at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Sorry for the blatant advertising but hope some of you may be interested
> to know that I've created an iPad application containing the python
> interpreter and a simple execution environment. It's available in iTunes
> at
> I wanted to have python available 'on the go' without carrying a laptop.
> The current implementation is based on my need to test simple python
> functions in an isolated environment. I hope to add more iOS specific
> capabilities if there is enough interest.

I'm definitely interested in your adding more capabilities.

Nice work so far.  I'm surprised at the number of things that you got
work in the first version: long integers, simple classes, a number of
modules successfully import (math and itertools for example).

I don't now how difficult the work is, but it would be nice to have a
way to save multiple scripts, have an interactive prompt, and get more
modules to work (random, collections, functools).

Thanks again for your work.

twitter: @raymondh

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