Thursday, March 15, 2012

Python for iOS: first look

Jonathan Hosmer has put together a nice app Python for iOS, bundling a Python interpreter, a basic editor with output window, the documentation for Python 2.7 and links to a discussion forum.  While it is a bit limited, due to some Apple policies regarding importing/exporting files, it is a nice tool to have on an iPad when a laptop is not available and one wants to play with Python - even in the absence of connectivity.  At $3, it is quite affordable.  He has even bundled sympy with it and, I believe, plan on including numpy as well.  If you have an iPad, and would like to be able to fire up a Python interpreter anywhere, I recommend it highly.