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Learning Cython Programming (Second Edition) - Second Edition

By : Philip Herron
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Learning Cython Programming (Second Edition) - Second Edition

By: Philip Herron

Overview of this book

Cython is a hybrid programming language used to write C extensions for Python language. Combining the practicality of Python and speed and ease of the C language it’s an exciting language worth learning if you want to build fast applications with ease. This new edition of Learning Cython Programming shows you how to get started, taking you through the fundamentals so you can begin to experience its unique powers. You’ll find out how to get set up, before exploring the relationship between Python and Cython. You’ll also look at debugging Cython, before moving on to C++ constructs, Caveat on C++ usage, Python threading and GIL in Cython. Finally, you’ll learn object initialization and compile time, and gain a deeper insight into Python 3, which will help you not only become a confident Cython developer, but a much more fluent Python developer too.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning Cython Programming Second Edition
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Up to now, you will have seen the core of what's possible with Cython. In this chapter, we covered calling into C++ classes from Cython. You learned to wrap templates and even look at a more complex application demonstrating the usage of gil and nogil.

Chapter 6, Further Reading is the final chapter and will review some final caveats and usages with Cython. I will show how you can use Cython with Python 3. Finally, we will look at related projects and my opinions on their usages.