[Newbies] Input and output of morphic text

Marshall Hampton hamptonio at gmail.com
Wed Mar 13 12:33:38 UTC 2013

Thanks, that is helpful.  I'm still having some trouble getting used to the
environment but I think we can figure it out.  One thing I was wondering is
if an object, such as the triangle in your program, can create text and
display it.  Or perhaps some separate text object is needed?

Thanks again for the quick response.


On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 7:15 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de>wrote:

> On 2013-03-13, at 02:01, Marshall Hampton <hamptonio at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am new to Squeak and Smalltalk.  After reading a few tutorials I am
> very intrigued and impressed.  Brief background for me: I am a
> mathematician, I am fairly skilled in Python, and I have worked at to
> varying degrees with C, C++, Java, Pascal, Basic, Fortran,  Javascript,
> Ruby, R, and Mathematica.
> >
> > I am homeschooling my daughter, who is 9.  She is quite proficient at
> Scratch.  A week ago I decided to give her a very brief tour of other
> programming languages by having her write a "Hello Pythagoras" program in
> each language.  This program should print "Hello Pythagoras" somehow, and
> then ask the user for two inputs (call them A and B).  It should then print
> sqrt(a^2 + b^2).
> >
> > For her third language she chose Squeak, since she knew that Scratch was
> written in it.  I would like to have her write the "Hello Pythagoras"
> program using Morphic objects, in a visually appealing way.  So far I have
> had some trouble finding a tutorial that covers relevant information.  I am
> sure I can figure this out by poking around long enough but if anyone has a
> pointer to documentation that might help, or a similar example, that would
> be great and much appreciated.
> Here is how to do it in Etoys (using the Squeakland version from
> http://squeakland.org/ ):
>         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfxNsYz52QA
> Took maybe 10 minutes, and that's including the graphical display of the
> triangle :)
> - Bert -
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