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PyPad – Portable Python on the iPad!

Not having an iPad I rarely follow the news regarding it, however I noticed this in the comp.lang.python.announce newsgroup and thought it worthy of a mention:

Hi All, I’m pleased to announce PyPad is now in the AppStore. PyPad is an iPad application containing the python interpreter and a simple execution environment……I wanted to have python available ‘on the go’ without carrying a laptop. The current implementation is based on my need to test simple python functions in an isolated environment. I hope to add more iOS specific capabilities if there is enough interest.

You can visit PyPad Homepage here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/pypad/id428928902?mt=8

I am pleased to see Python getting exposure on many different platforms and it’s a flexible language that is accessible enough for the new user too.  There are so many free resources on the net for Python, so no excuse not to get involved!


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One thought on “PyPad – Portable Python on the iPad!

  1. Do you think that you could add pygame to the list of added modules?
    And perhaps nympy also…

    Posted by cosurgi | April 29, 2012, 5:34 pm

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