Graphics with Python: wxPython vs. tkinter vs. PyCairo vs. PyX vs ...

Posted by Vijay Pattisapu | Tue Jan 16th 2007 11:51 p.m.

Hi Rhizome

I've recently started using Python. Rhizomers, what is your favorite
Python graphics library and why?

For 2D?

For 3D?

Thanks
-Vijay

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  • Jason Van Anden | Wed Jan 17th 2007 4:41 a.m.
    I love python, its a wonderful language ... careful with the graphics
    tho, especially because if you want things to be OS neutral. This
    was my experience a few years ago at any rate. Most of the libraries
    work well with Windows (again, a few years ago but...). pyGame does
    not rely on OS objects like buttons, etc ... so I gravitated towards
    this for my python graphics expeditions. Another issue I was never
    clear about was how to compile Python to run standalone as an exe,
    without requiring the user to manually install all sorts of libraries
    on their own.

    I have settled on a strategy of using Java for the front end and
    Python for server side. Farklempt! was written this way. So are
    Neil and Iona.

    IMHO, if you are just learning how to program, Python is instantly
    gratifying and will be useful for a variety of things ongoing. If
    you want to create applications with an excellent graphics that is
    OS Neutral, then Java is the place to focus. (plus, you can run your
    Java app as an applet in a browser!)

    Jason Van Anden
    www.smileproejct.com

    On Jan 17, 2007, at 1:55 AM, Vijay Pattisapu wrote:

    > Hi Rhizome
    >
    > I've recently started using Python. Rhizomers, what is your favorite
    > Python graphics library and why?
    >
    > For 2D?
    >
    > For 3D?
    >
    > Thanks
    > -Vijay
    >
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    > Austin, TX 78705
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