Python for iOS supplies a much-needed scratch for those with an itch to write programs for the iPad or iPhone by letting you write software for the device on the device itself. The app provides a familiar interactive interpreter interface for Python programmers plus some extras that make it easy to use, especially on an iPad.
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Tapping the second button from the left (see bottom of previous screen) switches to a split-screen mode. Python lines appear in a script editor in the left pane and output appears in the right. This simulates running and testing Python programs in a terminal viewing mode.