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Python client API for zenoh

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Zenoh Python API

Zenoh is an extremely efficient and fault-tolerant Named Data Networking (NDN) protocol that is able to scale down to extremely constrainded devices and networks.

The Python API is for pure clients, in other terms does not support peer-to-peer communication, can be easily tested with our demo instace available at


The zenoh-python API depends on the zenoh-c API. Thus the first thing to do is to ensure that zenoh-c in installed on your machine. To do so, please follow the instructions provided here.

Installing the Python API from Sources

To install the API you can do:

$ python3 install

Notice that on some platforms, such as Linux, you will need to do this as sudo.

Running the Examples

To run the bundled examples without installing any additional software you can the zenoh demo instance available at To do so, simply run as follows:

$ cd zenoh-python/example
$ python3 -z

From another terminal:

$ cd zenoh-python/example
$ python3 -z

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