We all know that Python and Delphi are two of the most powerful programming languages today that are not just for Windows application development but also across different platforms. Python and Delphi share common philosophies but there are still fundamental differences between the two programming language giants. For instance, Delphi is perfect for developers’ productivity. It has an easy drag-and-drop interface and a low-code environment that makes it an absolute beginner-friendly language. Python, on the other hand, is also great for developers’ productivity but is still oriented as a scripting language. So, in conclusion, it makes perfect sense to combine the two languages and embrace both of their powerful features.
Everything You Should Know About Python4Delphi and its Libraries
This synergy between the two languages allows Delphi developers and Pythonistas to take advantage of the libraries and components that both languages have to offer. Delphi developers who want to add powerful Python libraries to their programs can take advantage of the Python4Delphi library. Generally, Python4Delphi, or simply P4D is a set of components that wrap up the Python DLL into Delphi and Lazarus. It also empowers Python users with Delphi’s award-winning VCL functionalities for Windows and enables them to create modern Windows 10 looks and responsive controls for Python applications.
In this video from the recently concluded Coding Boot Camp 2022, Muhammad Azizul Hakim will walk us through some of the Python4Delphi libraries that you can use in Delphi’s environment. This includes Scrapy4D, Matplotlib4D, Fastai4D, Scikitlearn4D, and Pandas4D.
Scrapy is a fast high-level web crawling and web scraping framework that is used to crawl websites and extract structured data from their pages. It can also be used for a wide range of purposes, from data mining to monitoring, and automated testing.
Matplotlib, on the other hand, is a comprehensive Python library for creating static, animated, and interactive visualizations while FastAi is a deep learning library that is built on top of PyTorch. This library aims to make the training of deep neural networks as easy as possible. FastAi also provides practitioners with high-level components that can quickly and easily provide state-of-the-art results and provides researchers with low-level components that can be mixed and matched to build new approaches
ScikitLearn is an open-source Python machine learning library with simple and efficient tools for predictive data analysis. The session concludes with a demo showcasing Pandas4D. Pandas is a Python package that provides fast, flexible, and expressive data structures designed to work with structured and time-series data easily and intuitively. All of these aforementioned libraries can be enjoyed by Delphi developers through the Python4Delphi library. To learn more about the advantages of using P4D, feel free to watch the video below.