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Cython Alternatives

Cython is described as 'language that makes writing C extensions for the Python language as easy as Python itself. Cython is based on the well-known Pyrex, but supports more cutting edge functionality and optimizations' and is an app in the development category. There are four alternatives to Cython for Linux, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is nuitka, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cython are Numba, Shed Skin and Berp.

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Cython is a language that makes writing C extensions for the Python language as easy as Python itself. Cython is based on...

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    nuitka

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Nuitka is a Python compiler.

    It's fully compatible with Python 2.6, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5.

    You feed it your Python app, it does a lot of clever things, and spits out an executable or extension module.

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    Numba

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Numba gives you the power to speed up your applications with high performance functions written directly in Python.

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    Shed Skin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Shed Skin is an experimental compiler, that can translate pure, but implicitly statically typed Python (2.4-2.6) programs into optimized C++. It can generate stand-alone programs or extension modules that can be imported and used in larger Python programs.

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  4. Berp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Berp is an implementation of Python 3. At its heart is a translator, which takes Python code as input and generates Haskell code as output. The Haskell code is fed into a Haskell compiler (GHC) for compilation to machine code or interpretation as byte code.

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