ANN: Python training "text movies"

Mitya Sirenef msirenef at
Sat Jan 19 20:02:24 CET 2013

On 01/19/2013 04:32 AM, Franck Ditter wrote:
> In article <mailman.488.1358146579.2939.python-list at>,
>   Mitya Sirenef <msirenef at> wrote:
>> On 01/14/2013 01:34 AM, Franck Ditter wrote:
>>> In article <mailman.469.1358088303.2939.python-list at>,
>>>    Jason Friedman <jason at> wrote:
>>>>> That is right; I would also add that it may be overwhelming for a newbie
>>>>> to be reading through a large "wall of text" -- here you have blank
>>>>> space after the current paragraph so the attention is focused even more
>>>>> on the last few lines.
>>>>> Additionally, since instructions scroll automatically, I can space them
>>>>> out more than you would conventionally do in a manual.
>>>> Pretty cool.
>>> When reading the source of the Web page which shows the scroll,
>>> I can't find the reference to the text displayed. Only "text"...
>>> How may we use the software which generates the Javascript ?
>>> Thanks, it's cool.
>>>       franck
>> Thanks!
>>    the text is in var commands = ...
>> You can download the generator script here:
>> (you also need to grab  tmovies dir)
> When looking at the source of the page :
> I find commands = []
> I can't guess where the strings displayed come from...
>      franck

Look 10 lines below that line.

I have also added a related page that allows you to paste your own
text to make a movie; it's linked from the same page with the
list of generated t-movies.

(that page does not let you use typewriter effect or custom pauses

  - mitya

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