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(RUR-PLE) - RUR - Python Learning Environment
RUR-PLE in action
RUR-PLE in action
Initial release December 12, 2004; 13 years ago (2004-12-12)[1]
Stable release
1.0.1 / December 29, 2009; 8 years ago (2009-12-29)
Written in Python
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Python
Type Educational programming language
License GNU General Public License

RUR - Python Learning Environment (RUR-PLE) is an educational tool to help students learn the Python programming language. Made by André Roberge. RUR-PLE uses the idea behind Karel the Robot, making the learning of Python programming more interesting. A student writes a program that controls a 'robot' that moves through a city consisting of a rectangular grid of streets (left-right) and avenues (up-down).

It is very similar to Guido van Robot (GvR), but RUR-PLE can use all Python features (while GvR only limited subset of syntax). RUR-PLE has 48 lessons (in main European languages and Chinese) with the code and robot environment examples to experiment with.

A second implementation of RUR-PLE, Rurple NG is in progress.[2]


  1. ^ [Gvr-devel] First release of RUR: a Python Learning Environment From: Andre Roberge - 2004-12-12 04:04, Email Archive: gvr-devel , Guido van Robot,
  2. ^ Crowley, Paul (2009), Rurple NG: teaching programming with Python 

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