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LXlogo is a variant of the LOGO language. Logo is interesting because it gives students immediate graphical results with just a few commands or lines of code, and allows students to gradually become familiar with geometric concepts, and how to write programs and think procedurally. As students move beyond the beginning stages, they can move on to create fun animations and user interfaces.
Most students today are very familiar with how to play video games and use
applications, but have never experienced the thrill of having complete
control over the computer like they can when they progam in a language
LXlogo works on just about any linux or unix platform that has X windows
Easy to install... no library dependencies other than X11/xlib
Download for free ... precompiled x86 binaries or build from source code (gcc required)
Interactive turtle moving / drawing for beginners to get their toes wet
GUI graphical user interface can be added to user programs
Graphics can be printed (color PostScript)
Graphics can be saved as GIF or SVG files for posting on web sites and other electronic uses
Interactive development environment (using xedit)
Engine mode (-f) for users who prefer their own text editor for developing code
LXlogo became available in Spring of 2005. I wrote it because my 11 year old son
enjoyed using a commercial Windows LOGO package at school, but there didn't seem to
be any Linux LOGO packages around that I could get to do what I wanted on our home RedHat box.
LOGO has been around for a long time, but there seems to be no published LOGO standard.
So portions of LXlogo's language have been modified when compared with other existing