The Boost Python Library is a framework for interfacing Python and C++. It allows you to quickly and seamlessly expose C++ classes functions and objects to Python, and vice-versa, using no special tools -- just your C++ compiler.
Welcome to Boost.Python, a C++ library which enables seamless interoperability between C++ and the Python programming language. The library includes support for:
- References and Pointers
- Globally Registered Type Coercions
- Automatic Cross-Module Type Conversions
- Efficient Function Overloading
- C++ to Python Exception Translation
- Default Arguments
- Keyword Arguments
- Manipulating Python objects in C++
- Exporting C++ Iterators as Python Iterators
- Documentation Strings
See the Boost.Python documentation for details.
Hint : Check out the development version of the documentation to see work in progress.
While Boost.Python is part of the Boost C++ Libraries super-project, and thus can be compiled as part of Boost, it can also be compiled and installed stand-alone, i.e. against a pre-installed Boost package.
to build the library.
to run the tests.
to build the documentation.