Name: [022] André Roberge
Member: 114 months
Authored: 6 videos
Description: I'm a father of two wonderful children, a Theoretical Physicist by training, a University President by accident, and a hobbyist Python programmer. I created rur-ple and Crunchy (the latter with the collaboration of Johannes Woolard). To reach me: ...

Crunchy [ID:143]

a series of video-tutorials by André Roberge

Crunchy is a Python application that transforms static html pages into interactive Python session within your browser (Firefox). Crunchy is available at

Video Tutorials

1. Introduction to Crunchy

In this video, I give an introduction to Crunchy. Crunchy is a Python application that transforms a static html document into an interactive Python session within your browser; currently only Firefox is fully supported. This introduction to Crunchy is intended to give a broad overview of Crunchy's capabilities. Future videos will give a more in-depth look at various Crunchy elements. This vide [...]

2. The Crunchy Interpreter(s)

In this video, made with iShowU, I demonstrate various features of the 6 different types of Python interpreters usable within Crunchy. This video is essentially an interactive session made from the written tutorial included with Crunchy. In addition to explaining in what way the 6 types of interpreter differ, I demonstrate the interactive help features as well as some configuration options. The [...]

3. The quickest path to learning Python using Crunchy

Crunchy can be used to browse and interact with Python tutorials on the web. In this video, recorded with iShowU, I demonstrate the steps required so that you can use Crunchy to interact with the official Python tutorial.

4. Test Driven Learning (TDL) using Crunchy and MoinMoin.

In this video, I demonstrate how a customized version of MoinMoin can be used to easily create interactive tutorials for Crunchy. Using this customized version of MoinMoin, it would be easy to set up a central repository where teachers could create a collection of online lessons with exercises to learn Python. Students could retrieve these lessons using Crunchy and get immediate feedback through [...]

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