beginners choice: wx or tk?

John Ladasky john_ladasky at
Sat Jul 11 19:25:26 CEST 2015

On Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 2:51:32 AM UTC-7, Ulli Horlacher wrote:
> Chris Angelico <ros... at> wrote:
> > There are other choices, too - pygtk/pygobject (GTK) and pyqt (Qt)
> > come to mind
> Both create BIG executables, much bigger than with wx or tk.

I worked with wxPython back when I was using Python 2.  I got impatient waiting for Phoenix when I switched to Python 3, so I started using PyQt as my GUI.  

I'm happy with PyQt.  I haven't created standalone executable files with it, though.  Do they necessarily have to be large?  I would think that well-written import statements would cut down on the file size.  Just import the objects you need, rather than the whole namespace.  PyQt is even organized in sub-modules, apparently to encourage you to refrain from importing everything.

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