Still on python GUI toolkit

Boudewijn Rempt boud at rempt.xs4all.nl
Tue Nov 20 18:39:10 CET 2001


Aidan Finn <aidan.finn at ucd.ienospam> wrote:
> In article <iXsK7.135$5X4.20213 at newsread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net>, "Tyler
> Eaves" <tyler at tylereaves.com> wrote:

>> Unless you used Tkinter's canvas widget, this wasn't a fair test.
> I haven't used any GUI toolkit other than Tkinter. Is the canvas widget
> in Tkinter significantly better/worse than those in other toolkits?

There is one area where the Tkinter canvas is more capable than the Qt
canvas, and that's in that it has a multi-line text item. Qt's QCanvasText is
single-line. On the other hand Qt canvas items can be animated and
automated. I don't know whether Tkinter allows the multiple views on
the same canvas that Qt allows.

By the way, I don't think that a canvas, whether Q or Tk would
be the solution for a data visualisation problem that involves
pixel-plotting.  I'd use Gerard Vermeulen's PyQwt for that, which
neatly interfaces with numpy. (http://gerard.vermeulen.free.fr/ and
http://stage.linuxports.com/projects/pyqt/a8739.htm, still without
the screenshots)

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