XLogo and the Logo language
- XLogo is a Logo interpreter, written in Java. It supports nine languages,
(French, English, Spanish, Arabic, Portugese, German, Esperanto, Galacian and Greek) and
is licensed under the GPL.
Full license in English - non official
translation in French.
- Logo is a programming language developed in the 1970's by Seymour Papert.
It is an excellent language to begin learning with, as it teaches the
basics of things like loops, tests, procedures, etc. The user moves an
object called a "turtle" around the screen using commands as
simple as forward, back, right, and so on. As it moves, the turtle leaves
a trail behind it, and so it is therefore possible to create drawings.
Operations on lists and words are also possible.
- For example, forward
100 right 90 will first make the turtle move 100 steps
forward, and then turn the turtle 90° to the right.
This very intuitive graphical approach makes Logo an ideal language for
beginners, especially children!
- XLogo is known to work successfully with:
- Windows (95, 98, 2000, XP)
- LINUX (Debian and Mandrake 9.*, 10.*)
- Mac OS X (Tiger Leopard)
- XLogo is written in Java - a programming language with the benefit
of being cross-platform. Therefore XLogo will run on Linux, Windows
or MacOS machines without problems.