Create a Dynamic-Link Library with DevC++ for Python

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Write a C Function in a Dynamic Library that computes the power function for an Array.

Use a C program to load the Dynamic Library and Test it with an Array.

Set up a Python project that Loads the C Dynamic Library using the Python ctypes package.

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By the end of this project you will implement a function using C that raises each element of an array to a given power and then call the function using the Python ctypes package. The C programming language is the basis for many other programming languages. Its performance cannot be matched in any other language. Python is known for its simplicity, allowing the programmer to focus on the application. Sometimes it is useful to take advantage of the speed of C in a Python application. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

python ctypesC LibrariesC Standard LibraryPython Programmingc dll development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Create a C Dynamic Library using Dev-C++.

  2. Write a C Function in a Dynamic Library that computes the power function for an Array.

  3. Use a C program to load the Dynamic Library and Test it with an Array.

  4. Set up a Python project that Loads the C Dynamic Library using the Python ctypes package.

  5. Create an array in the Python Application and call the C function to calculate the power.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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