Calico Python is implemented using IronPython, with a custom built set of modules for cross-platform compatibility.
Most anything that you can do in any Python, you can do in the Calico environment.
For a complete textbook using Calico with Python, please see Learning Computing With Robots Using Calico Python.
To get started with using robots with Python, use Calico Myro:
python> from Myro import * python> init("COM5") python> beep(1, 440)
To get started with Calico Graphics:
python> from Graphics import * python> win = Window("Hello, World!")
We have tried to make Calico Python as close to Python3 as possible. That includes the following points:
- print is a function, so you must call it with parentheses: print("Hello, World!")
- Division "/" is real division: 3/4 gives 0.75
- There is no "raw_input"; use eval(input("Enter a number:"))
- The input function will open a window in order to get input.
The following are additional libraries that are only accessible through Python. These are beyond the regular Python Libraries; Calico Python comes with all of the standard libraries that Python 2.7 comes with.
- Calico Python ai Library - collection of artificial intelligence libraries
- Calico Python sympy Library - symbolic math toolkit
- Calico Python serial Library - access the serial port
- Calico Python unparse Library - parse and unparse Python code
- Calico Python facebookfavorites Library - API to access facebook
- Calico Python nltk Library - Natural Language Toolkit
Local Python Libraries
If you would like to add additional Python libraries to Python, put them in:
There is a special object in the environment, calico. It has access to a variety of Calico functions. See Calico: calico object for more details.