MSWLogo is a rare, Logo-based programming environment, originally based on LISP and intended for educational purposes.
The one big plus of Logo, however, is that as it was created for education, it's remarkably easy to learn. It's a great introduction to programming for kids or those that want to get started in programming. It's not all boring either - although graphs and charts are its main application, MSWLogo can be used to create games or programs for Windows.
The MSWLogo interface is about as basic as it gets - in fact it's a bit like using MS Basic itself. There are tons of tutorials and even video guides to get you started with Logo, so you'll be able to build your own square or graph in no time. Beyond that however, there's not much use for MSWLogo - it 's certainly not appropriate for creating web-based applications or anything more advanced than Pong.
MSWLogo is a great way for beginners and kids to get started in programming but it's so limited and rarely used that you'll find it doesn't go very far.
- Pros +
- Easy to learn and use
- Very simple and straightforward interface
- Lots of help material
- Cons -
- Graphics can't be exported
- Very limited usefulness
- File size:
- 1.7 MB
- Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
- Development software > General
User rating:4 User reviews
MSWLOGO provides a beautiful introduction to programming, and the fact that it is free, graphical, and enjoyable should provide children and adults with a wonderful experience. I have been teaching variants of LOGO for over 30 years, and still find it fascinating and timeless.
I have used mswlogo bothe for teaching and for my own work for 13 years. But now that i am on windows 7, i cannot get a print out from the editor and from the turtle screen. What can i do about it?