Newbie question on python programming

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Sat Jul 21 02:30:25 CEST 2012

On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Chris Williams
<purplewelshy at> wrote:
> Hello
> I hope this is the right newsgroup for this post.
> I am just starting to learn python programming and it seems very
> straightforward so far. It seems, however, geared toward doing the sort of
> programming for terminal output.
> Is it possible to write the sort of applications you can create in something
> like c-sharp or visual c++, or should I be looking at some other programming
> language? I am using ubuntu 12.04.

There are plenty of options for GUI programming in Python.  Among the
most popular are Tkinter, wxPython, PyGTK, and PyQT, all of which are
cross-platform and free.  Also, since you specifically mention the
.NET languages, IronPython runs on .NET and so is able to make full
use of the .NET APIs including Windows Forms and WPF.  A more
comprehensive list can be found at:

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