Package: cython (0.21.2-1+adr1~jessie)

C-Extensions for Python

Cython is a language that makes writing C extensions for the Python language as easy as Python itself. Cython is based on the well-known Pyrex, but supports more cutting edge functionality and optimizations.

The Cython language is very close to the Python language, but Cython 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.

This makes Cython the ideal language for wrapping external C libraries, and for fast C modules that speed up the execution of Python code.

Other Packages Related to cython


  • python (>= 2.7)
  • python (<< 2.8)
  • libc6 (>= 2.4)


  • python-dev
  • gcc