pigpio VS WiringPi

Compare pigpio vs WiringPi and see what are their differences.


pigpio is a C library for the Raspberry which allows control of the General Purpose Input Outputs (GPIO). (by joan2937)


Gordon's Arduino wiring-like WiringPi Library for the Raspberry Pi (Unofficial Mirror for WiringPi bindings) (by WiringPi)
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pigpio WiringPi
2 2
1,150 1,921
- 3.0%
0.0 3.9
15 days ago 21 days ago
The Unlicense GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 only
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Posts with mentions or reviews of pigpio. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-05-24.
  • Using RPi GPIO from within ROS2 node (Ubuntu 20.04.4)
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/ROS | 24 May 2022
    pigpio: Here is the repo, but the "abyz" link to the documentation looks to be broken. Not sure how to go about getting the daemon to work - I tried sudo pigpiod as the prompt in Python suggests, but sudo: pigpiod: command not found.
  • GPIO Programming on the Raspberry Pi: Python Libraries
    4 projects | dev.to | 29 Aug 2021
    The pigpio is an actively developed library with an impressive set of features: All GPIO pins of the Raspberry Pi can be read, written to, attached to interrupt handlers, and output PWM signals at the same time. Also, UART, I2C and SPI protocols are implemented. It is written in C and also provides Python bindings. Go to the official Github repository and build the newest version on your Raspberry Pi, or install it with apt install pigpio python-pigpio python3-pigpio.


Posts with mentions or reviews of WiringPi. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-29.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pigpio and WiringPi you can also consider the following projects:

gpiozero - A simple interface to GPIO devices with Raspberry Pi

WiringPi-Python - Unofficial Python-wrapped version of Gordon Henderson's WiringPi version 2.