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Learning Cython Programming (Second Edition) - Second Edition

By : Philip Herron
Book Image

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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OpenMP support

OpenMP is a standard API in the shared-memory parallel computing for languages; it's used in several open source projects such as ImageMagick ( to try and speed up the processing on large image manipulations. Cython has some support for this compiler extension. But, you must be aware that you need to use compilers such as GCC or MSVC, which support OpenMP. Clang/LLVM has no OpenMP support yet. This isn't really a place to explain when and why to use OpenMP since it is really a vast subject, but you should check out the following website: