Windows, Cygwin and Python3

Videos on Demand

My flip classroom does not include many videos. I create a video at the start (well, usually the start) of each week for each course to let them know what’s going to happen that week and what they should focus on.

I much prefer video on demand which matches the style of my classroom being focused on what each individual student needs.

Backlog

So I have two video requests so far (that I can recall, feel free to request more).

This one is about installing Python3 together with Cygwin on Windows. I have all of my students install a similar programming environment of editor/shell combination to keep my Linux/Mac/Windows users in similar setups. The pending video is a request for setting up PyGame with Python3 on Mac, perhaps I will get to that tomorrow.

flickr photo by betsyweber https://flickr.com/photos/betsyweber/2294816094 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license
flickr photo by betsyweber https://flickr.com/photos/betsyweber/2294816094 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

Tools

I recorded this on Camtasia Studio for Windows (since the demo is on Windows) and then pulled the recording into Camtasia for Mac to do the editing. I use the Mac version more often so am more comfortable in that environment. I purchased education licenses for both Windows and Mac and highly recommend these packages if you go beyond what the free software options give you.

Comments

Feel free to make requests below in the comments or via Twitter by mentioning me in the Tweet.

 

3 Replies to “Windows, Cygwin and Python3”

  1. For this I remembered you from early 2000 working on the linux users group, why don’t just go with the newly introduced bash on Ubuntu on Windows 10
    It is full linux user space in Windows and you can run phyton 3 and whatever linux program you wish.

    1. Thanks Jesus for remembering and the suggestion. I’ll look into this and actually make another video (perhaps today after that other pending one).

      The issue now for us on campus is that this requires Anniversary edition which has not rolled out to all machines. For users of corporate editions of Windows (like those using the one provided by the Tecnol√≥gico de Monterrey), we don’t get that update until the administrators decide to roll it out. As of a couple weeks ago, we didn’t have it pushed out to us; I know since it caused issues with a driver upgrade for my video card. I was able to force the update which isn’t very pretty at all.

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