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# Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory:
 
# Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory:
#* http://web.mit.edu/jesstess/www/BostonPythonWorkshop8/ColorWall.zip
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#* http://mako.cc/teaching/2014/cdsw/ColorWall.zip
 
#The ".zip" extension on the above file indicates that it is a compressed Zip archive. We need to "extract" its contents. To do this, find ColorWall.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it. That will create a folder called ColorWall containing several files.
 
#The ".zip" extension on the above file indicates that it is a compressed Zip archive. We need to "extract" its contents. To do this, find ColorWall.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it. That will create a folder called ColorWall containing several files.
  
 
===Test the ColorWall code===
 
===Test the ColorWall code===
  
Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop/ColorWall directory where the ColorWall code lives. For example, if the ColorWall project is at <code>/home/jesstess/Desktop/ColorWall</code>,
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Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop/ColorWall directory where the ColorWall code lives. For example, if the ColorWall project is at <code>/home/mako/Desktop/ColorWall</code>,
  
<pre>
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cd /home/mako/Desktop/ColorWall
cd /home/jesstess/Desktop/ColorWall
 
</pre>
 
  
 
will change you into that directory (the "~" means your home directory!), and
 
will change you into that directory (the "~" means your home directory!), and
  
<pre>
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ls
ls
 
</pre>
 
  
 
will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "run.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:
 
will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "run.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:
  
<pre>
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python run.py
python run.py
 
</pre>
 
  
 
at the command prompt to execute the run.py Python script. You should see a window pop up and start cycling through colorful effects. If you don't, let a staff member know.
 
at the command prompt to execute the run.py Python script. You should see a window pop up and start cycling through colorful effects. If you don't, let a staff member know.
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Now type:
 
Now type:
  
<pre>
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python run.py -a -s
python run.py -a -s
 
</pre>
 
  
 
at the command prompt to execute the run.py Python script so that it runs only the advanced effects. You should see a window pop up and start cycling through different colorful effects. If you don't, let a staff member know.
 
at the command prompt to execute the run.py Python script so that it runs only the advanced effects. You should see a window pop up and start cycling through different colorful effects. If you don't, let a staff member know.
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You can also run both sets of effects by typing:  
 
You can also run both sets of effects by typing:  
  
<pre>
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python run.py -a
python run.py -a
 
</pre>
 
  
 
===Success!===
 
===Success!===
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We've written some skeleton code for the Wordplay project already. Download this code so you're ready to start working with it tomorrow:
 
We've written some skeleton code for the Wordplay project already. Download this code so you're ready to start working with it tomorrow:
  
# Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory:
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# Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory: http://mako.cc/teaching/2014/cdsw/Wordplay.zip
#* http://web.mit.edu/jesstess/www/BostonPythonWorkshop7/Wordplay.zip
 
 
#Find Wordplay.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it to "unzip" it. That will create a folder called Wordplay containing several files.
 
#Find Wordplay.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it to "unzip" it. That will create a folder called Wordplay containing several files.
  
 
===Test the Wordplay code===
 
===Test the Wordplay code===
  
Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop/Wordplay directory where the Wordplay code lives. For example, if the Wordplay project is at <code>/Users/jesstess/Desktop/Wordplay</code>,
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Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop/Wordplay directory where the Wordplay code lives. For example, if the Wordplay project is at <code>/Users/mako/Desktop/Wordplay</code>,
  
<pre>
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cd /Users/mako/Desktop/Wordplay
cd /Users/jesstess/Desktop/Wordplay
 
</pre>
 
  
 
will change you into that directory, and
 
will change you into that directory, and
  
<pre>
+
ls
ls
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</pre>
 
  
 
will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "words1.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:
 
will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "words1.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:
  
<pre>
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python words1.py
python words1.py
 
</pre>
 
  
 
at the command prompt to execute the words1.py Python script. You should see a column of English words printed to the screen. If you don't, let a staff member know.
 
at the command prompt to execute the words1.py Python script. You should see a column of English words printed to the screen. If you don't, let a staff member know.
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We'll look at an example Python script that quizzes you on state capitals during the lecture on Saturday.
 
We'll look at an example Python script that quizzes you on state capitals during the lecture on Saturday.
  
# Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory:
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# Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory: http://mako.cc/teaching/2014/cdsw/state_capitals.py
#* http://web.mit.edu/jesstess/www/BostonPythonWorkshop7/state_capitals.py
 
  
 
==Success!==
 
==Success!==
  
 
You are done installing dependencies for the Saturday projects.
 
You are done installing dependencies for the Saturday projects.

Revision as of 02:17, 31 March 2014

ColorWall

Colorwall matrix.png

Download the ColorWall project

You'll be writing graphical effects for an existing ColorWall project. Download this ColorWall code and example effects so you're ready to start working with them tomorrow:

  1. Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory:
  2. The ".zip" extension on the above file indicates that it is a compressed Zip archive. We need to "extract" its contents. To do this, find ColorWall.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it. That will create a folder called ColorWall containing several files.

Test the ColorWall code

Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop/ColorWall directory where the ColorWall code lives. For example, if the ColorWall project is at /home/mako/Desktop/ColorWall,

cd /home/mako/Desktop/ColorWall

will change you into that directory (the "~" means your home directory!), and

ls

will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "run.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:

python run.py

at the command prompt to execute the run.py Python script. You should see a window pop up and start cycling through colorful effects. If you don't, let a staff member know.

Now type:

python run.py -a -s

at the command prompt to execute the run.py Python script so that it runs only the advanced effects. You should see a window pop up and start cycling through different colorful effects. If you don't, let a staff member know.

You can also run both sets of effects by typing:

python run.py -a

Success!

You've completed setup for the ColorWall project.

Wordplay

Crossword.png

Download the Wordplay project

We've written some skeleton code for the Wordplay project already. Download this code so you're ready to start working with it tomorrow:

  1. Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory: http://mako.cc/teaching/2014/cdsw/Wordplay.zip
  2. Find Wordplay.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it to "unzip" it. That will create a folder called Wordplay containing several files.

Test the Wordplay code

Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop/Wordplay directory where the Wordplay code lives. For example, if the Wordplay project is at /Users/mako/Desktop/Wordplay,

cd /Users/mako/Desktop/Wordplay

will change you into that directory, and

ls


will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "words1.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:

python words1.py

at the command prompt to execute the words1.py Python script. You should see a column of English words printed to the screen. If you don't, let a staff member know.

Success!

You've completed setup for the Wordplay project.

State Capitals

We'll look at an example Python script that quizzes you on state capitals during the lecture on Saturday.

  1. Right click the following file, click "Save Target as..." or "Save link as...", and save it to your Desktop directory: http://mako.cc/teaching/2014/cdsw/state_capitals.py

Success!

You are done installing dependencies for the Saturday projects.