[Tutor] GUI recommendations/tutorials?

Wayne srilyk at gmail.com
Wed Jun 10 19:18:05 CEST 2009

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 11:05 AM, taserian <taserian at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think I'm ready to start working with some simple graphic output.
> Currently, I've got the basics of a Python program that calculates full
> tours of a honeycomb structure, going through each cell exactly once. The
> output from the program shows the paths as coordinates of each cell; what
> I'd like to do is create a simple window that would show the tour in
> graphical format, and using keystrokes to go through all of the tours that
> have been collected. I'm already accounting for eliminating duplicates by
> rotational symmetry by restricting the starting point to the cells in the
> "northernmost" row of hexes, but the ending point to be any of the edge
> hexes. I'm trying to identify duplicates by reflexive symmetries as well,
> but I'd like to get the visualization component up first.
> My problem is that I have no GUI experience outside of Visual Studio-style
> drag-and-drop IDEs. Which Python GUI system would you recommend for
> neophytes that would allow line drawing and a simple graphic load of a
> honeycomb structure in a JPG, for example, as a background?

I don't *think* the turtle module allows loading a jpg as a background, but
definitely allows you to draw a line.

Tkinter's canvas
PyGTK's DrawingArea
and even just using the PIL (Python Image(ing?) Library)

could all accomplish parts if not all of your goals.

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