The important question is why you need Python. If it's to access some C library with python bindings (e.g. numpy or netCDF4-python) then Jython isn't appropriate and you'll need one of those Python<->bridges JPype or Jepp. If you need the very latest Python features (particularly Python 3) you'll also find Jython is a bit behind CPython. Many standard Python frameworks now work with Jython (e.g. Django, SQLAlchemy) but you'd have to check the compatibility of each dependency. Otherwise Jython is the most popular and well maintained choice. Depending on your application you could also wire Java and Python together using inter-process communication. There is a plethora of RPC libraries out there with good Python and Java support. E.g. protocol buffers. Stephen. --- Stephen Pascoe +44 (0)1235 445980 Centre of Environmental Data Archival STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot OX11 0QX, UK -----Original Message----- From: Robert Casey [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: 04 April 2012 14:31 To: Pascoe, Stephen (STFC,RAL,RALSP); John Caron Cc: netcdf-java@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [thredds] Java to Python tools Hi John- If you use Jython, it looks to be pretty seamless. I am just starting to develop in Jython, so I can't claim experience in this department yet. The first section of this page details Java within Jython. http://www.jython.org/jythonbook/en/1.0/JythonAndJavaIntegration.html -Rob On Apr 4, 2012, at 1:02 AM, <stephen.pascoe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi John, > > Direct experience beyond playing, no; but I've come across several > options: > > * Jpype : http://sourceforge.net/project/jpype -- embeds a JVM in > Python > * Jepp : http://jepp.soureforge.net -- embeds Python interpreter > in Java > * Jython : http://www.jython.org -- A Python implementation in the > JVM. > > I expect you want Jpype as in your case Python is doing the > wrapping. I tested it out once and it worked for me. The project > seems isn't exactly active but it still appears to be in use. > > Cheers, > Stephen. > > --- > Stephen Pascoe +44 (0)1235 445980 > Centre of Environmental Data Archival > STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, Didcot OX11 > 0QX, UK > > > -----Original Message----- > From: thredds-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:thredds-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > ] On Behalf Of John Caron > Sent: 04 April 2012 00:20 > To: Java NetCDF; THREDDS community > Subject: [thredds] Java to Python tools > > Hi all: > > Anyone have experience with ways to wrap java in Python? We are > thinking > about how to solve this issue again. > > John > > _______________________________________________ > thredds mailing list > thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > For list information or to unsubscribe, visit: > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/ > -- > Scanned by iCritical. > > _______________________________________________ > thredds mailing list > thredds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx > For list information or to unsubscribe, visit: > http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/mailing_lists/ -- Scanned by iCritical.