Application of Python Programming

Python is known for its general-purpose nature that makes it applicable in almost every domain of software development. Python has grown to become part of a plethora of web-based, desktop based, graphic design, scientific and computational applications. Python makes its presence in every emerging field. It is the fastest-growing programming language and can develop any application.

Here, we are specifying application areas where Python can be applied.

1. Web Applications:

For web development ,python has frameworks such as Django and pyramid, micro-frameworks such as Flask and Bottle, and advanced content management system such as plone and django CMS. These frameworks provide libraries and modules which simplifies content management, interaction with database, and interfacing with different internet protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, XML-RPC, FTP, POP.

2. Desktop GUI Applications:

The GUI stands for the Graphical User Interface, which provides a smooth interaction to any application. Python provides a Tk GUI library to develop a user interface. Some popular GUI libraries are given below.

  • Tkinter or Tk

  • wxWidgetM

  • Kivy (used for writing multitouch applications )

  • PyQt or Pyside

3. Software Development:

Python is useful for the software development process. It works as a support language and can be used to build control and management, testing, etc.

  • SCons is used to build control.

  • Buildbot and Apache Gumps are used for automated continuous compilation and testing.

  • Round or Trac for bug tracking and project management.

4. Image Processing Application:

Python contains many libraries that are used to work with the image. The image can be manipulated according to our requirements. Some libraries of image processing are given below.

  • OpenCV

  • SimpleITK

  • Pillow

5. Network Programming:

With all those possibilities, how would Python slack in network programming? It does provide support for lower-level network programming

  • Twisted Python– A framework for asynchronous network programming. We mentioned it in section 2.

  • An easy-to-use socket interface

6. Operating system:

Python forms an integral part of linux distribuation. For example, ubuntu’s Ubiquity, installer, and Fedora’s and Red Hat Enterprice Linux’s Anaconda installer are written in python.

7. Science and Numeric Applications:

This is one of the widespread applications of Python programming. With its power, it comes as no surprise that Python finds its place in the scientific community. For this, we have:

  • SciPy – A collection of packages for mathematics, science, and engineering.

  • Pandas – A data-analysis and -modeling library

  • IPython – A powerful shell for easy editing and recording of work sessions. It also supports visualizations and parallel computing.

  • NumPy – enables us to deal with complex numerical calculations.

8. 3D CAD Applications:

The CAD (Computer-aided design) is used to design engineering related architecture. It is used to develop the 3D representation of a part of a system. Python can create a 3D CAD application by using the following functionalities.

  • AnyCAD

  • RCAM

  • Fandango (Popular )

  • CAMVOX

  • HeeksCNC

9. Enterprise Applications:

Python can be used to create applications that can be used within an Enterprise or an Organization. Some real-time applications are OpenERP, Tryton, Picalo, etc.