py_cui VS asciimatics

Compare py_cui vs asciimatics and see what are their differences.


A python library for intuitively creating CUI/TUI interfaces with widgets, inspired by gocui. (by jwlodek)


A cross platform package to do curses-like operations, plus higher level APIs and widgets to create text UIs and ASCII art animations (by peterbrittain)
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py_cui asciimatics
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678 3,272
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0.0 4.8
6 months ago 2 months ago
Python Python
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License Apache License 2.0
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Posts with mentions or reviews of py_cui. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-21.


Posts with mentions or reviews of asciimatics. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-17.

What are some alternatives?

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pytermgui - Python TUI framework with mouse support, modular widget system, customizable and rapid terminal markup language and more!

npyscreen - Automatically exported from

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click - Python composable command line interface toolkit

asynccli - A CLI framework based on asyncio

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