»Wrapping C code and running it in Python«
2019-06-05, 13:30–17:00, Room 2

Python is known for its ability to interoperate with other languages. We will learn how to call C from Python using CFFI, Ctypes, Cython, and others

Starting from a simple pure-python program to produce a Mandlebrot fractal image, we will learn how to: - Benchmark and profile python performance - Write the time-critical code in C - Call the c code from Python using CFFI, Ctypes, Cython, and if time allows CPPYY and PyBind11. - Compare and contrast the methods: ease of use, maintainability, speed and popularity

At the end we will discuss other solutions for making the pure-python version fast.