Movable Python Reference
Movable Python in Action
The Reference Manual
Using Movable Python
Movable Python, as well as being a portable version of Python, has a lot of functionality built into it. Some of this functionality is exposed via the command line, but a lot of it is only relevant from the GUI.
To use Movable Python, double click on movpy.exe or movpyw.exe. This will launch the GUI.
Movable Python does not need installing.
To use, unzip the folder and go to the movpy folder. It can be run from any folder, including a USB memory stick or flash card.
This page covers the major elements of the GUI, and point to the relevant pages for features which merit further explanation.
The first row of controls on the GUI are directly related to choosing and launching scripts.
This button brings up a file dialog to select a script. It will be run immediately on selection.
This text box takes a path to a script, relative to the Movable Python directory. It is also a drop-down list containing previous scripts.
This icon brings up a file dialog to choose a script. The path to the file you choose will be placed in the script text box.
This will run the file in the script text box.
Anything you put in this text box will be passed to scripts you run as command line arguments.
These check boxes allow you to easily set and unset the most commonly used options.
These are :
These two buttons launch an interactive interpreter session or an IDE.
Clicking on the button marked >>> will launch an interactive interpreter session for the currently selected interpreter.
By default Movable Python uses IPython for the interactive interpreter. You can switch this off with the IPOFF option.