Making executable Windows programs¶
Applications developed with Python may be deployed using specialized tools like py2exe or cx_Freeze. These tools work as extensions to Python builtin distutils module and converts Python scripts into executable Windows programs which may be executed without requiring a Python installation.
Making such an executable program may be a non trivial task when the script
dependencies include libraries with data or extensions, such as PyQt4 or
guidata and guiqwt. This task has been considerably simplified thanks to
the helper functions provided by
This example is included in guiqwt source package (see the
deployment_example folder at source package root directory).
Simple example script named
simpledialog.pyw which is based on guiqwt
(and implicitely on guidata):
from guiqwt.plot import ImageDialog from guiqwt.builder import make class VerySimpleDialog(ImageDialog): def set_data(self, data): plot = self.get_plot() item = make.trimage(data) plot.add_item(item, z=0) plot.set_active_item(item) plot.replot() if __name__ == "__main__": import numpy as np from guidata import qapplication qapplication() dlg = VerySimpleDialog() dlg.set_data(np.random.rand(100, 100)) dlg.exec_()
create_exe.py script may be written as the following:
from guidata import disthelpers as dh dist = dh.Distribution() dist.setup('example', '1.0', 'guiqwt app example', 'simpledialog.pyw') dist.add_modules('guidata', 'guiqwt') dist.build_cx_freeze() # use `build_py2exe` to use py2exe instead
Make the Windows executable program by simply running the script: