python: create art with xturtle and random, part 1 (English) [ID:551] (1/4)

in series: Python: create art with xturtle, random and genetic_algorithm (English)

video tutorial by felix schaber and Horst Jens, added 03/08

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Felix shows first how the xturtle module works in combination with a for loop in python. Later he shows how the randint() function of the random module works. Finally, he demonstrate a script that will create 20 different patterns by using random values and ask the user each time how much he liked the pattern (with an easygui dialog).

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To try out what Felix show you, you need those programs:




You maybe also want to use the code editor Geany like Felix does at the end of this video tutorial.

The whole script can be found in the showmedo wiki.

If you find some interesting patterns created by this script, please send the result file (result.txt). The data will be used for the next project.

screenshot of xturtle script in action

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17. Zapatillas Asics Tiger Mon, 06 Sep 2010 18:57

its very nice

where is the code?

15. Fri, 09 Apr 2010 07:39

from 1 to 10 i give 4

Very good from a child :)

14. tabamosells Sun, 07 Mar 2010 14:42

Thanks a lot of!! I'm starting with phyton and I need to make some proggrams using turtle and xturtle and your videas are util. Thanks again!!!

12. anonymous Mon, 23 Nov 2009 09:22

All Business - all pertinent. Excellent!

11. anonymous Wed, 21 Oct 2009 06:58

I think you are very good.

10. anonymous Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:01

thanks for your example and your work.


9. anonymous Mon, 24 Aug 2009 04:38

Thank you for the excellent tutorial

8. anonymous Sun, 23 Aug 2009 07:14

Nice, thank you.

great work! it's nice to write some code, then get visual feedback.

6. anonymous Wed, 15 Jul 2009 01:11

This video is great. Even though the camstream was choppy the content made up for it!

5. anonymous Sun, 05 Jul 2009 05:16

very nice .. :)

Thank you for debugging the code, i removed the wrong line in the wiki.

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3. anonymous Thu, 20 Nov 2008 15:43

Hi Felix!

Very nice job, only remove a fragment of code


in the script #3, string #40, at the wiki.

Best wishes.

Hi Felix. This is a very nice video, well done. I didn't know that there was a Turtle program for Python, it is nice to see it in action :-)

There is a typo in your description text - you say "showmedo wiki here" but there isn't a link to the wiki. If you can fix that then it will be perfect!



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