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Rhino Python Tutorials – Plethora Project

Rhino Python Tutorials – Plethora Project is an initiative to accelerate computational literacy in the frame of architecture and design. It aligns with the "show me your screens" motto of the TopLap live-coding group attempting to get rid of Obscurantism in digital design. Directed by Jose Sanchez Contact me at : Bio: Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. He is partner at Bloom Games, start-up built upon the BLOOM project, winner of the WONDER SERIES hosted by the City of London for the London 2012 Olympics.

Generative Art - Autonomy: Cellular Automata The most familiar single example of an autonomous agent, to you at least, is the one staring at this page. You, dear reader, with your behavior on any particular day defined by a complex mix of biology, psychology, and the comfortableness of your footwear, are an autonomous object, creating interesting patterns in the data you create. Most everything you do these days leaves a data trail: every purchase you make, every point you earn on your store card, every link you click, and every journey you take. The cards in your wallet are writing your economic autobiography, your tweets and SMSs are writing an ASCII diary as part of a social map, and the phone in your pocket is drawing a GPS picture of your daily psycho-geography. To familiarize you with the concept of autonomy and the emergent complexity of this breed of object, we’ll play one of the early parlor games of computer science: cellular automata. In the 1970s, the field of computer science was obsessed with cellular automata (CA).

The Best Way to Learn Python Python is more popular than ever, and is being used everywhere from back-end web servers, to front-end game development, and everything in between. Python is a true general purpose language and is quickly becoming a must-have tool in the arsenal of any self-respecting programmer. But Python isn't popular just because it's popular. At the time of this writing, there are two main versions of Python in circulation: Python 2.7 and Python 3.2. Wikibooks is always a great source to learn something new, and Python is no exception. You won't find a better source of information than the official documentation. The content tends to be more technical than wikibooks, which will be helpful later on as you progress through the language. For beginners, the biggest difference between Python 2 and Python 3 will most likely be that Python 2 can use print without parentheses. TheNewBoston's playlists are always great, and you can learn a whole host of languages.

designcoding Python Introduction First, off Python usually requires some setup by downloading the Python IDLE. The Python IDLE is basically a text editor that lets you execute Python code. If you want to use Python as a server-side language, you certainly can. Python can output HTML just like other languages can, but Python is more commonly used as a module rather than intertwined like some PHP or ColdFusion. You can see right off the bat, that we use print() a whole lot. See how simple that was? For a more tangible and better look into the Python language, consider reading the following book. Your code will execute in this window. Let's explore some more tutorials or topics! Next Tutorial Previous Tutorial If you enjoyed this resource, support me by sharing this page with others.