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Pythonista Tools Website

Just letting everyone know that I'm setting up the website side of Pythonista Tools, just to make it easier then browsing the code through GitHub.

Started by techteej (in General)

Feature Request: finer control over editor

When I created a simple find/find next action, I found that changing the selection in the editor was insufficient to locate text in a time-efficient manner. It would help if the editor module had a method to jump to a particular line in a file. Other typ...

Started by awenocur (in General)

"Unsupported File Type"

This is probably a feature request (although I'd be interested if anyone has a work-around via script.) Also, I'm new to iOS so please forgive me if I don't get the terminology correct. When I tap a file that Pythonista isn't familiar with I receive a mes...

Started by iisdev (in Questions) — 5 replies, latest 8 hours ago

Basic python question about classes

I realize that this is not a Pythonista question per se but perhaps someone here can help. If I have a function which uses the google api to translate from one language to another, is there a way to add this function as a method to the builtin str object? ...

Started by ihf (in Questions) — 7 replies, latest 18 hours ago

Pythonista Custom Keyboard iOS 8

This is slightly off topic from the regular discussions, but is there any chance that Pythonista is going to make its keyboard available system-wide with the impending release of iOS 8? I would like to be able to use it in apps other than just Pythonista.

Started by LawAbidingCactus (in General) — 5 replies, latest 1 day ago


I want to use the detail_text_label on a TableViewCell but the documentation says that it's only accessible in non-default styles of the TableViewCell class, so my question is: How do I change the style of the cell?

Started by Omega0 (in Questions) — 4 replies, latest 1 day ago

Simple Number Guessing Game

Here is a simple number guessing game I made a while back. Feel free to use for whatever.

Started by techteej (in Share Code)

Dragging an object across multiple scenes

Check out which creates four scene.Scenes embedded in one ui.View. Touch the four quadrants of the screen to create colored circles. By properly placing four fingers on the screen, you can even get four different colored circles at the...

Started by ccc (in Questions)

Alphabet index for TableView

is the alphabet quick index exposed in pythonista. I'm loathe to make 26 cute little buttons, but will do so if necessary.

Started by polymerchm (in General) — 2 replies, latest 1 day ago

imageView won't appear

I'm working on an app using the ui library, and have run into a problem. Given input from the user, I will produce a plot with matplotlib, which I then plan to have appear in an imageView. The problem is that nothing happens when I press the button that's ...

Started by smath (in Questions) — 2 replies, latest 1 day ago

Task List - a simple task list app

This is my version of 'Hello World'. It is a simple app to keep track of tasks. I added a GUI to it thanks to Pythonista.

Started by robinsiebler (in Share Code)

Error Code 422 when trying to export a folder to Gist

I am trying export a folder to Gist. When I do it, I get 422 error code. I don't have a problem exporting a single file.

Started by robinsiebler (in Questions)

ValueErrorr: Animation is in progress

In the below code, I have a form open. Clicking on the 'search' button loads another form in the 'prompt_search' function. Interacting with that form triggers the 'search_tasks' function. If the results of the search are negative, I want to close the searc...

Started by robinsiebler (in Questions) — 3 replies, latest 1 day ago

A neat feature with unhandled exceptions

Here's a small feature you may not know about: When a script generates some kind of exception that is not handled, Pythonista displays the line at which it occured. This however also suppresses the stacktrace being printed to the console, which makes find...

Started by dgelessus (in General) — 1 reply 2 days ago

Custom width for view not honored

I created a View in the UI Editor and I set the width to 650. However, when I run the app, the view is not that wide and the text in my textview is clipped. I tried manually setting the width, but it is still not working. I'm doing this on an iPad.

Started by robinsiebler (in General) — 7 replies, latest 2 days ago

Adding text to a TextView

I have a TextView in my UI called "task_textview" How do I set the text for it in my main script? I tried task_textview.text = "Foo", but I get "global name 'task_textview' is not defined". I didn't 'define' my buttons anywhere but in the UI editor and th...

Started by robinsiebler (in Questions) — 5 replies, latest 2 days ago

Number factorizer

Hey guys, just thought Id share this with you. It's a number factorizer that is designed to handle LARGE numbers (in the hundreds of thousands) and, well, factorize them. It's output is user-friendly, no duplicate factors, and they're in neat little pairs....

Started by misha_turnbull (in Share Code) — 2 replies, latest 2 days ago

Ads in a Scene?

Is there a way (or a hack) to support advertisements in a scene class? I want to show a banner ad at the top or bottom of the screen, how would I go about doing this?

Started by Shambhala (in General) — 4 replies, latest 2 days ago

Mixing ui and scene

When you want to use both the ui and scene modules together, SceneViewer can act as a plug-compatible replacement for Of course, scene.gravity() no longer works but more on that in a follow up post. In your code, replace:

Started by ccc (in Share Code)

LastPass Pythonista

Here's an alternate for LastPass on iOS - I use it numerous times daily. Makes copy/pasting passwords a whole lot simpler and faster. Please critique it and pull it. I would like to add this to Pythonista Tools when ready. Thanks!

Started by hyshai (in General)