How easy is it to create graphical user interface with Python?

Thomas Guettler st-newsgroups at
Mon Jan 21 09:53:56 EST 2002

Larry Wright wrote:

> Johan Trygg wrote:
>>I am a complete beginner to Python, but I have heard many good things
>>about it. I am thinking about creating a GUI software that will
>>contain some linear algebra, 2D plots (scatter, histogram, line plots)
>>and a nice GUI with menus.
>>I am currently using Matlab to do this but does anyone have experience
>>with Python to create such a software.
>>Hope to hear from you soon,
> I haven't written software exactly like you describe but I have written GUI 
> apps with PyQT( It is quite easy 
> to use and there is a book available online that covers it quite 
> extensively ( It also comes 
> with a GUI builder tool that makes short work of dialogs and widgets.
> I haven't used wxPython (haven't had any need), but it doesn't look much 
> more difficult to use. IIRC, PyQT has more classes, however.

PyQT on Windows can only be used for non-commercial applications. I 
programmed my first app with wxPython this weekend and it was fun.


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