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Pythonista brings the Zen of Python™ to your iPad or iPhone.

Create interactive experiments and prototypes using multi-touch, animations, and sound – or just use the interactive prompt as a powerful calculator.

Pythonista is also a great tool for learning Python – The interactive prompt helps you explore the language with code completion, the entire documentation is accessible right within the app and you can get started with lots of ready-to-run examples.

>>> Full-featured, scriptable code editor with syntax highlighting and code completion
>>> Extended keyboard, designed specifically for Python
>>> Interactive prompt with code completion and history
>>> Complete documentation with quick lookup directly from the editor
>>> Multiple color themes for syntax highlighting
>>> Includes most of the standard library and additional modules for graphics and sound
>>> Lots of examples included

Based on Python 2.7.5; the name "Pythonista" is used with kind permission of the Python Software Foundation.

What's New in Version 1.4

* Complete UI overhaul for iOS 7
* The interpreter uses Python 2.7.5 now
* New indentation settings
* Improved, directly-editable action menu
* Improved library panel for previewing non-Python files
* Various bug fixes, new modules, and more – please read the detailed release notes in the included documentation for all the details.


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Customer Reviews

I love this so, so much.

I was completely ecstatic when I found out that there existed a Python IDE for the iPhone. Now I have Python in my pocket, in my reach, at all times. Complex problems that I could never hope to do in my head are no match for the computational power of Python, which I can pull out any time I need to make a difficult decision based on probabilistic information, perform tedious string operations, make a simple game, or just otherwise have fun. I feel so much more *powerful* knowing that this is on my iPhone.

I prefer this over the other IDEs because its keyboard is easy to use, and it has lots of useful packages that I can use to accomplish things (that the other ones don't have), including ones that involve the touchscreen, as demonstrated. Its program storage and organization methods are also pretty neat, and I like the extra IDE-type features, like those that allow me to jump to specific functions.

I sort of wish it were updated to 3.3, but it's not a big deal. I don't find anything else wrong with it. I thought that the top keyboard did not include square or curly brackets, but actually you just have to hold the key down. I like that implementation a lot.

Broken, but 5 stars because...

This app is fantastic! Since the most recent 7.0.4 iOS update, typing nearly freezes my iPad mini. However, these developers have consistently delivered such expertise, professionalism and attention to detail that I have full faith in a working update ASAP. It's worth the wait because the interface is genius, we're surprised with huge new features every update, and the whole thing is dripping with forethought and decades of experience. Bravo!

Pythonista locks up on my non-retina 16Gb iPad Mini when I type in the editor :( The iPad experience has been a blast, good luck and hurry up with the fix you guys because I was just getting into it!

An essential app

I've been blown away by this wonderful application, not only can I play with the standard library, It also comes with a great collection of additional libraries to extend your programs. The first small script I wrote was a simple web page parser which used Requests to grab the webpage and BeautifulSoup to query the data. I can honestly say that watching my iPhone scrape a webpage felt a little like magic. Awesome program, a great addition to any Python developer.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $6.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Nov 25, 2013
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 39.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Ole Zorn

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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