Considering migrating to Python from Visual Basic 6 for engineering applications

wxjmfauth at wxjmfauth at
Thu Feb 18 04:49:07 EST 2016

Le mercredi 17 février 2016 20:49:44 UTC+1, wrong.a... at a écrit :
> I am mostly getting positive feedback for Python.
> It seems Python is used more for web based applications. Is it equally fine for creating stand-alone *.exe's? Can the same code be compiled to run on Linux or Android or web-based?
> Is it possible to create GUI elements with a good IDE? Can they be defined like in Visual Basic with given sizes, fonts, visible/invisible, etc.?
> Is it easy to do matrix operations in Python? Or do I need to write subroutines like in Visual Basic?
> Could someone kindly tell me advantages and disadvantages of Python? Or any better options? I have like 40-50 VB Forms and may be around 20000 lines of code. It will be a task to learn a new language and translate/re-write that code.
> Thanks for your responses.

The single solid and reliable GUI toolkits are
Jython or IronPython.

A serious - exotic - solution, like "PyUNO" in LibreOffice,
is all but satisfying.


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