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  • JamalB6 commented on arpruss's instructable Python coding for Minecraft5 months ago
    Python coding for Minecraft

    Oh wow, thanks! By default it just says "python" so it must be using the default PATH passed from the launcher to resolve that, but when I use an absolute path to my python3 interpreter it works just great.

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  • JamalB6 commented on arpruss's instructable Python coding for Minecraft5 months ago
    Python coding for Minecraft

    Thanks so much for this! Awhile back I tried some basic python turtle programming with my 8-year-old daughter in IDLE (squares, stars, etc.). She was initially excited to make the computer "do stuff", but ultimately squares and stars aren't that exciting for a kid, and the possibilities were limited by what she could grasp from a programming standpoint at her age. When she started playing MC recently, a Google search turned up this Instructible and now I am looking forward to digging into these scripts and coming up with some fun projects to work on, both for her and for me. :-) As an ex-teacher, I also love that you put a class together using this stuff. I have been considering doing the same using the IDLE turtle stuff, but this is much more exciting for kids.The only down...see more »Thanks so much for this! Awhile back I tried some basic python turtle programming with my 8-year-old daughter in IDLE (squares, stars, etc.). She was initially excited to make the computer "do stuff", but ultimately squares and stars aren't that exciting for a kid, and the possibilities were limited by what she could grasp from a programming standpoint at her age. When she started playing MC recently, a Google search turned up this Instructible and now I am looking forward to digging into these scripts and coming up with some fun projects to work on, both for her and for me. :-) As an ex-teacher, I also love that you put a class together using this stuff. I have been considering doing the same using the IDLE turtle stuff, but this is much more exciting for kids.The only downside is that on the Mac (10.11.5) I have not figured out how to properly pass a PATH variable to Minecraft. Looks like it used to be easier, but Apple has made some changes recently for security purposes and nothing I find on the web is working. I was hoping to point MC to my Anaconda python 3.5 installation so I could work on my python3 chops, but I seem to be stuck using the Apple-installed /usr/bin/python which is 2.7. I could install python3 over my OS python install but don't really want to go that route -- I like that Anaconda's distribution installs in its own directory that doesn't mess with your system files.Anyway, thanks again!

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