Cython gives you the combined power of Python and C to let you write Python code that calls back and forth from and to C or C++ code natively at any point.Easily tune readable Python code into plain C performance by adding static type declarations.Use combined source code level debugging to find bugs in your Python, Cython and C code.Interact efficiently with large data sets, e.g. using multi-dimensional NumPy arrays.Quickly build your applications within the large, mature and widely used CPython ecosystem.Integrate natively with existing code and data from legacy, low-level or high-performance libraries and applications.The Cython language is a superset of the Python language that additionally supports calling C functions and declaring C types on variables and class attributes. This allows the compiler to generate very efficient C code from Cython code. The C code is generated once and then compiles with all major C/C++ compilers in CPython 2.6, 2.7 (2.4+ with Cython 0.20.x) as well as 3.2 and all later versions. We regularly run integration tests against all supported CPython versions and their latest in-development branches to make sure that the generated code stays widely compatible and well adapted to each version. PyPy support is work in progress (on both sides) and is considered mostly usable since Cython 0.17. The latest PyPy version is always recommended here.All of this makes Cython the ideal language for wrapping external C libraries, embedding CPython into existing applications, and for fast C modules that speed up the execution of Python code.

Version: 0.27.3 (MARCONI), 0.29.24 (G100)

Availability: MARCONI

Target: all

Official web site:

Related Commands:

You can load the module with the command:

module load autoload cython 
module load autoload py-cython (only on G100)


Help and Documentation:

You can find documentation on the module, with the command

module help cython

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