I am a university professor using an extended Jython environment (jython
interpreter + a few custom jython libraries) to teach introduction to
computer music. For instance, please see -
Over the past 5-6 years, I have experimented teaching students using jython
via a terminal window, Mark Guzdial's JES (
http://code.google.com/p/mediacomp-jes/), jEdit, and Komodo...
Unfortunately, all have proved to be either too complicated for beginners
to set up, or (in the case of JES) not easily modifiable/extendable (with
additional custom libraries).
I am aware of the PyDev effort, but, again, I find that's too complicated
The goal is to have an environment that as easy as IDLE, which computer
musicians can use to write code. These are beginner programmers who use
coding for algorithmic music composition, and instrument making.
I wonder if there is a simple-to-set-up jython editor out there, hopefully
one that comes with an interactive interpeter (like IDLE, and JES).
Any suggestions would be MOST appreciated.
Bill Manaris, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Computing in the Arts
Computer Science Department
College of Charleston, USA
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