4.9. Summary of Turtle Methods

Method

Parameters

Description

Turtle

None

Creates and returns a new turtle object

forward

distance

Moves the turtle forward

backward

distance

Moves the turle backward

right

angle

Turns the turtle clockwise

left

angle

Turns the turtle counter clockwise

up

None

Picks up the turtles tail

down

None

Puts down the turtles tail

color

color name

Changes the color of the turtle’s tail

fillcolor

color name

Changes the color of the turtle will use to fill a polygon

heading

None

Returns the current heading

position

None

Returns the current position

goto

x,y

Move the turtle to position x,y

begin_fill

None

Remember the starting point for a filled polygon

end_fill

None

Close the polygon and fill with the current fill color

dot

None

Leave a dot at the current position

stamp

None

Leaves an impression of a turtle shape at the current location

shape

shape name

Should be ‘arrow’, ‘classic’, ‘turtle’, ‘circle’ or ‘square’

Once you are comfortable with the basics of turtle graphics you can read about even more options on the Python Docs Website. Note that we will describe Python Docs in more detail in the next chapter.

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