• smkirby229

    I realise this was asked before a couple of years ago, but is there any chance that some of the drawing goodness in the canvas module might make its way into the scene module? Would be great to have fills, curves etc. for some psychology experiments we want to run using Pythonista.

    Simon

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  • smkirby229

    Great idea, I've added my 8 year-old son's app, Wormy Drawing. Since releasing it, he wrote to Tim Cook telling him about it, and got a nice encouraging email back!

    Simon

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  • smkirby229

    I just wanted to write to say a big heartfelt "thank you" for Pythonista.

    My 8 year old son is dyslexic and he was always frustrated when he was younger that so many kids apps used text in their UI. So, he decided to do something about it! His thought he'd try to release his own kids app for his younger sister to use.

    I showed him Pythonista and he took to it really quickly. He made a really fun free kids drawing app and we we're able to release it on the App Store using the export to Xcode feature.

    It's now been downloaded all round the world and kids (and adults!) have been posting pictures made with it - something that's made him very happy (and me a very proud dad!)

    You can check it out for yourself on the App Store if you want.

    Thanks!

    Simon

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  • smkirby229

    Thanks for the kind words everyone! I'll ask my son whether he wants to release the source code.

    He started learning with the Scratch programming language developed by MIT, which is awesome. But he's really wanted to have a standalone app on ipad for ages. I thought it would be impossible (objective c would have been really tough, I think!) But python was a shallow learning curve and programming on the ipad really helped.

    I had to help with a couple of bits but I was surprised how easy he found it. The tough part for him was understanding object orientation, but we found we could handle it by just building on what pythonista provides by default for a Scene script (a godsend!). Then my role was simply helping out when he got lost in the syntax and compiling it as an app when we were over in Xcode.

    It really is fabulous that he can develop and release on a tablet like this. Incredible to think my son's app appears on the same store as all the rest of the software he uses! Also, he's been really inspired by getting itunes connect reports about all the countries it's been downloaded from.

    Simon

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  • smkirby229

    This would be amazing, if it were possible. I'm already able to do a lot of my scientific research on my iPad. This would mean I could do everything, and would open up the possibility of much more substantial teaching on the ipad too.

    I'd be very willing to pay a premium price for a version of Pythonista that had numpy/scipy/matplotlib baked in.

    S

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  • smkirby229

    Extraordinary app... Thank you so much for making it! I have some really minor wishes (along with a more major one). I use pythonista mostly at the interactive prompt, and would love an option for the app to open there directly, rather than having to wait for it to load and then swipe across. Also, could you implement a menu for reloading a script as a module into the interpreter (or alternatively executing them)?

    The more major one is numpy/scipy/matplotlib. I understand this is probably too big a task though! I wonder if a port of some of matplotlib's basic functionality would be possible using the canvas stuff?

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