[Tutor] Interactive physics simulation over web

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Fri Apr 4 17:55:06 CEST 2008

Brain Stormer wrote:
> I am working on a physics simulation and would like to publish it on the 
> web.  The simulation requires input fields, mouse action (picking points 
> in a display pane) and movie like feature with play, pause, skip forward 
> and skip backward.  I was wondering if this can be done using Python and 
> a Python web tool kit like Django.  I can see that this can be done 
> using Java/Java Script but don't feel like re-familiarizing myself to 
> Java.  I looked into the Python web programming page 
> <http://wiki.python.org/moin/WebProgramming> but it didn't answer my 
> questions.  My goal is keep this simulation completely written in Python.

You can use Python and Django for the server-side of this but for the 
client side you probably want to look at JavaScript and / or Flash.


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