A Fun & Simple Programming Environment for Python

For want of a good way to help people get into Python and programming in general, I came up with PyCessing, a free software programming environment that lets you create interactive audio-visual applications by programming them in Python. My goal was to replicate the fun and immediacy that I experienced while learning programming on my Apple II back in the 80s. As the name implies, it is very much inspired by Processing and I wanted to apply some of the same successful ideas to a tool for teaching and hacking in Python. The current system provides easy routines for vector drawing/animation, image processing, audio playback, typography and live input from mouse, keyboard and joystick. Py-cessing runs on Linux, OSX, and MS-Windows.
The PyCessing web-site has downloads, documentation, examples and links to the source code.

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