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Node editor for PyQt5

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QNodeEditor is a collection of widgets that enables you to easily create and use a node editing environment in PyQt5.

Example node scene being edited
Example node scene being edited
QNodeEditor supports flexible themes


Install the package using the following command:

pip install QNodeEditor


The QNodeEditor package requires the following packages:


For a full guide on how to use QNodeEditor, check out the Documentation. Here you can find tips on how to get started, as well as the API documentation for QNodeEditor.


Below is some sample code for creating a node that performs an addition of two values.

from QNodeEditor import Node

class AddNode(Node):
    code = 0  # Unique code for each node type
    def create(self):
        self.title = 'Addition'  # Set the node title
        self.add_label_output('Output')  # Add output socket
        self.add_value_input('Value 1')  # Add input socket for first value
        self.add_value_input('Value 2')  # Add input socket for second value
    def evaluate(self, values: dict):
        result = values['Value 1'] + values['Value 2']  # Add 'Value 1' and 'Value 2'
        self.set_output_value('Output', result)         # Set as value for 'Output'
Example node

This node can now be used in a scene. When it is evaluated, it will take Value 1 and Value 2, add them, and set it as the value of Output.

This is a simple node, but the package is flexible. You can place any widgets inside the node, and define the logic as you wish. You can also attach to signals emitted by the scene, such as when two nodes are connected together.

A node scene evaluates the scene asynchronously, meaning the interface will not freeze while a calculation is performed. If an error occurs, it is signalled, and you can handle it as you want.


This package uses the MIT License (see the LICENSE file).

The package is inspired by the pyqt-node-editor (MIT license) package by Pavel Křupala.

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