Philadelphia Python Workshop/Setup/Windows project dependencies

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Wordplay[edit]

Crossword.png

Download the Wordplay project[edit]

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:
  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.
  3. You may have to click "Extract all files" after the previous step, if that is available.

Test the Wordplay code[edit]

Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop\Wordplay directory where the Wordplay code lives. For example, if the Wordplay project is at C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\Wordplay,

cd C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\Wordplay

will change you into that directory, and

dir

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![edit]

You've completed setup for the Wordplay project.

ColorWall[edit]

Colorwall matrix.png

Download the ColorWall project[edit]

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, click on "Start", then "Computer", and navigate to your Desktop directory. Find ColorWall.zip on your Desktop and double-click on it to "unzip" it. That will create a folder called ColorWall containing several files.

Test the ColorWall code[edit]

Start a command prompt and navigate to the Desktop\ColorWall directory where the ColorWall code lives. For example, if the ColorWall project is at C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\ColorWall,

cd C:\Users\jesstess\Desktop\ColorWall

will change you into that directory, and

dir

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![edit]

You've completed setup for the ColorWall project.

Twitter[edit]

Twitter.png

Download and extract the Twitter project dependencies[edit]

  1. Click and save the following file to your Desktop directory:
  2. The ".zip" extension on the above files indicates that they are compressed Zip archives. We need to "extract" their contents. To do this, click on "Start", then "Computer", and navigate to your Desktop directory. Click on the file and click the "Extract all files" button to extract the contents. This will create a directory containing the source code for the dependency.

Install the Twitter project dependencies[edit]

Open a command prompt and navigate to the unzipped folder. For example, if you extracted the folder to C:\Users\myname\Desktop\PythonWorkshop-Twitter-master,

cd C:\Users\myname\Desktop\PythonWorkshop-Twitter-master

will change you into that directory, and

dir

will show you the source code files in that directory. In this directory are five folders: Twitter (the main folder) and four dependency folders (simplejson-3.3.0, python-oauth2-master, httplib2-0.8, and python-twitter-1.0). Three of the dependency subfolders have an installer script that we'll need to run at a command prompt to install the software. For each dependency (in the order: simplejson-3.3.0 python-oauth2-master httplib2-0.8) navigate to the folder using cd. One of the files in this subfolder is "setup.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Type:

python setup.py install

and hit enter to install simplejson-3.3.0.

Navigate to the 2 other dependency directories (in the order python-oath2-master, python-twitter) and run

python setup.py install

in all of them to install those dependencies as well. Now use cd to move into the python-twitter-1.0 folder. This time we will run the two following commands to install the dependency:

python setup.py build
python setup.py install

If you get an error message complaining about "setuptools" when running "python setup.py install", you may need to download https://bootstrap.pypa.io/ez_setup.py and run

python ez_setup.py

before proceeding.

Test the Twitter code[edit]

Navigate to the Twitter subfolder where the Twitter code lives. For example, if the Twitter project is at C:\Users\myname\Desktop\PythonWorkshop-Twitter-master\Twitter,

cd C:\Users\myname\Desktop\PythonWorkshop-Twitter-master\Twitter

will change you into that directory, and

dir

will show you the source code files in that directory. One of the files is "twitter_functions.py", which has a ".py" extension indicating that it is a Python script. Open this file in your text editor and find the line that says:

CONSUMER_SECRET = 'We will give this to you in class :)'

Change the string to the consumer secret string that we will give you in class. Save the file and go back to the command line. The file "twitter_api.py" is also a Python script. Type:

python twitter_api.py --search=python

at the command prompt to execute the twitter_api.py Python script. You should the text from 20 tweets containing the word "Python" printed to the screen. If you don't, let a staff member know.

Success![edit]

You've completed setup for the Twitter project.

State Capitals[edit]

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:



Success![edit]

You are done installing dependencies for the Saturday projects.

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