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Pythonect is a new, experimental, general-purpose dataflow programming language based on Python. It provides both a visual programming language and a text-based scripting language. The text-based scripting language aims to combine the quick and intuitive feel of shell scripting, with the power of Python. The visual programming language is based on the idea of a diagram with “boxes and arrows”. Crazy? Most definitely. And yet, strangely enough, it works!

Quick links

Hello, world

Here is the canonical "Hello, world" example program in Pythonect:

"Hello, world" -> print


See the Pythonect documentation for a detailed walkthrough of the language and its features.


Automatic installation: Pythonect is listed in PyPI and can be installed with pip or easy_install. Note that the source distribution includes code examples that are not present when Pythonect is installed in this way, so you may wish to download a copy of the source tarball as well.

Manual installation: Download Pythonect-0.6.0.tar.gz

tar xvzf Pythonect-0.6.0.tar.gz
cd Pythonect-0.6.0 
sudo python install

Prerequisites: Pythonect runs on Python 2.6 ,2.7 and requires NetworkX 1.7 or higher.

Platforms: Pythonect should run on any Python supported platform


Found a bug? Have a good idea for improving Pythonect? Head over to Pythonect's github page and create a new ticket or fork. If you just want to discuss with fellow developers, join the mailing list.