Skip to main content

Creative coding in Python

Project description

p5 is a Python library that provides high level drawing functionality to help you quickly create simulations and interactive art using Python. It combines the core ideas of Processing — learning to code in a visual context — with Python’s readability to make programming more accessible to beginners, educators, and artists.

Example

https://github.com/p5py/p5/blob/develop/docs/_static/readme.gif

p5 programs are called “sketches” and are run as any other Python program. The sketch above, for instance, draws a circle at the mouse location that gets a random reddish color when the mouse is pressed and is white otherwise; the size of the circle is chosen randomly. The Python code for the sketch looks like:

from p5 import *

def setup():
    size(640, 360)
    no_stroke()
    background(204)

def draw():
    if mouse_is_pressed:
        fill(random_uniform(255), random_uniform(127), random_uniform(51), 127)
    else:
        fill(255, 15)

    circle_size = random_uniform(low=10, high=80)

    circle((mouse_x, mouse_y), circle_size)

def key_pressed(event):
    background(204)

run()

Documentation

The p5py documentation can be found here p5 documentation

Installation

Take a look at the installation steps here in the p5 installation page

License

p5 is licensed under the GPLv3. See LICENSE for more details. p5 also includes the following components from other open source projects:

All licenses for these external components are available in the LICENSES folder.

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for p5, version 0.6.0
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size p5-0.6.0-py3-none-any.whl (100.0 kB) File type Wheel Python version py3 Upload date Hashes View hashes
Filename, size p5-0.6.0.tar.gz (57.5 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View hashes

Supported by

Elastic Elastic Search Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google BigQuery Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page