List of Python software

The Python programming language is actively used by many people, both in industry and academia for a wide variety of purposes.

Integrated development environments for PythonEdit

Unit testing frameworksEdit

Python package managers and Python distributionsEdit

  • Anaconda, Python distribution with conda package manager
  • Enthought, Enthought Canopy Python with Python package manager
  • pip, package management system used to install and manage software written in Python


Web applicationsEdit

  • Allura, an ASF software forge for managing source code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, blogs and more for multiple projects
  • Bloodhound, an ASF project management and bug tracking system
  • ERP5, a powerful open source ERP / CRM used in Aerospace, Apparel, Banking and for e-government
  • ERPNext, an open source ERP / CRM
  • Kallithea, a source code management system
  • Mailman, one of the more popular packages for running email mailing lists
  • MakeHuman, free software for creating realistic 3D humans.
  • MoinMoin, a wiki engine
  • Odoo (formerly OpenERP), business management software
  • Planet, a feed aggregator
  • Plone, an open source content management system
  • Roundup, a bug tracking system
  • Tor2web, an HTTP proxy for Tor Hidden Services (HS)
  • Trac, web-based bug/issue tracking database, wiki, and version control front-end
  • ViewVC, a web-based interface for browsing CVS and SVN repositories

Video gamesEdit

Web frameworksEdit

  • BlueBream, a rewrite by the Zope developers of the Zope 2 web application server
  • Bottle, A fast, simple and lightweight WSGI micro web framework
  • CherryPy, an object-oriented web application server and framework
  • CubicWeb, a web framework that targets large-scale semantic web and linked open data applications and international corporations
  • Django, an MVT (model, view, template) web framework
  • FastAPI, a modern, fast web framework for building APIs with Python 3.6+ based on standard Python type hints.
  • Flask, a modern, lightweight, well-documented microframework based on Werkzeug and Jinja 2
  • Google App Engine, a platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers, including Python.
  • Grok, a web framework based on Zope Toolkit technology
  • (web framework), a "full stack" WSGI rapid application development framework
  • Nagare, a web framework for developing web applications in Stackless Python
  • Nevow, a web application framework originally developed by the company Divmod
  • Pylons, a lightweight web framework emphasizing flexibility and rapid development
  • Pyramid, is a minimalistic web framework inspired by Zope, Pylons and Django
  • Python Paste, set of utilities for web development that has been described as "a framework for web frameworks"
  • Quixote, a framework for developing Web applications in Python
  • RapidSMS, a web framework which extends the logic and capabilities of Django to communicate with SMS messages
  • Spyce, a technology to embed Python code into webpages
  • TACTIC, a web-based smart process application and digital asset management system
  • Tornado, a lightweight non-blocking server and framework
  • TurboGears, a web framework combining SQLObject/SQLAlchemy, Kid/Genshi, and CherryPy/Pylons
  • web2py, a full-stack enterprise web application framework, following the MVC design
  • Webware for Python, an object-oriented web application framework
  • Zope 2, an application server, commonly used to build content management systems

Graphics frameworksEdit

UI frameworksEdit

  • appJar, cross-platform, open source GUI library for Python. Provides easy wrapper functions around most of Tkinter with extra functionality built in.
  • Kivy, open source Python library for developing multitouch application software with a natural user interface (NUI).
  • PyGTK, a popular cross-platform GUI library based on GTK+; furthermore, other GNOME libraries also have bindings for Python
  • PyQt, another cross-platform GUI library based on Qt; as above, KDE libraries also have bindings
  • PySide, an alternative to the PyQt library, released under the BSD-style licence
  • Tkinter is Python's de facto GUI it is shipped in most versions of Python and is integrated in the IDLE. It is based Tcl command tool.
  • wxPython, a port of wxWidgets and a cross-platform GUI library for Python

Scientific packagesEdit

Mathematical librariesEdit

  • Mathics, an open-source implementation of the Mathematica programming language
  • Matplotlib, an extension providing MATLAB-like plotting and mathematical functions
  • NumPy, a language extension that adds support for large and fast, multi-dimensional arrays and matrices
  • Plotly is a scientific plotting library for creating browser-based graphs.
  • SageMath is a large mathematical software application which integrates the work of nearly 100 free software projects.
  • SymPy, a symbolic mathematical calculations package
  • PyMC, python module containing Bayesian statistical models and fitting algorithms, including Markov chain Monte Carlo.

Numerical librariesEdit

  • NumPy (former numeric), a BSD-licensed library that adds support for the manipulation of large, multi-dimensional arrays and matrices; it also includes a large collection of high-level mathematical functions. NumPy serves as the backbone for a number of other numerical libraries, notably SciPy. De facto standard for matrix/tensor operations in Python.
  • Pandas a library for data manipulation and analysis.
  • SageMath is a large mathematical software application which integrates the work of nearly 100 free software projects and supports linear algebra, combinatorics, numerical mathematics, calculus, and more.[6]
  • SciPy,[7][8][9] a large BSD-licensed library of scientific tools. De facto standard for scientific computations in Python.
  • ScientificPython, a library with a different set of scientific tools
  • SymPy, a library based on New BSD license for symbolic computation. Features of Sympy range from basic symbolic arithmetic to calculus, algebra, discrete mathematics and quantum physics.

Additional development packagesEdit

  • Cheetah, a Python-powered template engine and code-generation tool
  • Construct, a python library for the declarative construction and deconstruction of data structures
  • Genshi, a template engine for XML-based vocabularies
  • IPython, a development shell both written in and designed for Python
  • Jinja, a Python-powered template engine, inspired by Django's template engine
  • Kid, simple template engine for XML-based vocabularies
  • Meson build system, a software tool for automating the building (compiling) of software
  • mod_python, an Apache module allowing direct integration of Python scripts with the Apache web server
  • PyObjC, a Python to Objective-C bridge that allows writing OS X software in Python
  • Robot Framework, a generic test automation framework for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD)
  • Setuptools, a package development process library designed to facilitate packaging Python projects by enhancing the Python distutils (distribution utilities) standard library.
  • Sphinx, which converts reStructuredText files into HTML websites and other formats including PDF, EPub and Man pages
  • SQLAlchemy, database backend and ORM
  • SQLObject, an ORM for providing an object interface to a database
  • Storm, an ORM from Canonical
  • Topsite Templating System, another Python-powered template engine
  • Twisted, a networking framework for Python
  • VPython, the Python programming language plus a 3D graphics module called Visual

Embedded as a scripting languageEdit

Python is, or can be used as the scripting language in these software products:

Commercial usesEdit

Python implementationsEdit

Implementations of Python include:[20]

Historic Python implementations include:

  • Parrot – Virtual machine being developed mainly as the runtime for Raku, and intended to support dynamic languages like Python, Ruby, Tcl, etc.
  • Pyrex – Python-like Python module development project that has mostly been eclipsed by Cython
  • Python for S60 – CPython port to the S60 platform
  • Psyco – specialized JIT compiler project that has mostly been eclipsed by PyPy
  • Unladen Swallow – performance-orientated implementation based on CPython which natively executed its bytecode via an LLVM-based JIT compiler. Funded by Google, stopped circa 2011


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