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PyQt vs Qt: What are the differences?

Developers describe PyQt as "A GUI widgets toolkit". It is a set of Python v2 and v3 bindings for Qt application framework and runs on all platforms supported by Qt including Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS and Android. PyQt5 supports Qt v5. PyQt4 supports Qt v4 and will build against Qt v5. The bindings are implemented as a set of Python modules and contain over 1,000 classes. On the other hand, Qt is detailed as "A leading cross-platform application and UI framework". Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.

PyQt and Qt can be categorized as "Cross-Platform Mobile Development" tools.

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Pros of PyQt
Pros of Qt
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    • 11
      High Performance
    • 9
      Declarative, easy and flexible UI
    • 9
      Performance
    • 8
      Cross platform
    • 6
      Up to date framework
    • 6
      Easiest integration with C++
    • 6
      Fast prototyping
    • 4
      Safe 2D Renderer
    • 4
      Python
    • 3
      Multiple license including Open Source and Commercial
    • 3
      Great Community Support
    • 3
      HW Accelerated UI
    • 2
      JIT and QML Compiler
    • 0
      Game Engine like UI system
    • 0
      From high to low level coding
    • 0
      Easy Integrating to DX and OpenGL and Vulkan
    • 0
      True cross-platform framework with native code compile
    • 0
      Been using it since the 90s - runs anywhere does it all
    • 0
      Great mobile support with Felgo add-on

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    Cons of PyQt
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      • 4
        Paid
      • 4
        C++ is not so productive
      • 1
        Lack of libraries
      • 1
        Not detailed documentation
      • 1
        Lack of community support

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      What is PyQt?

      It is a set of Python v2 and v3 bindings for Qt application framework and runs on all platforms supported by Qt including Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS and Android. PyQt5 supports Qt v5. PyQt4 supports Qt v4 and will build against Qt v5. The bindings are implemented as a set of Python modules and contain over 1,000 classes.

      What is Qt?

      Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.

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