pybind11 VS setuptools-rust

Compare pybind11 vs setuptools-rust and see what are their differences.

pybind11

Seamless operability between C++11 and Python (by pybind)
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pybind11 setuptools-rust
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12,133 448
2.0% 2.7%
9.5 8.7
2 days ago 12 days ago
C++ Python
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later MIT License
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pybind11

Posts with mentions or reviews of pybind11. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-17.

setuptools-rust

Posts with mentions or reviews of setuptools-rust. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-08-20.
  • How do i go about building a vidoe conferencing app?
    10 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 20 Aug 2021
    For Python specifically, In addition to using rust-cpython or PyO3, maturin makes it really comfortable to build, package, and publish Rust code into Python packages and, if your niche doesn't quite fit, there's setuptools-python which might do it.
  • Python extensions in Rust
    4 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 13 Aug 2021
    Aside from the PyO3 and rust-cpython crates already mentioned, I'd suggest maturin as a way to integrate your build processes or possibly setuptools-rust.
  • Good use cases for Rust? I'm trying to find a reason to use Rust
    8 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 15 Apr 2021
    Compiled modules for Python stuff (I'd recommend PyO3 but the last one I started was before that worked on stable Rust, so I used its progenitor, rust-cpython. See also maturin or setuptools-rust).
  • Can someone help me understand PyO3? I'm not sure how it works.
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/rust | 24 Feb 2021
    ...but you will need to rename the generated library to match import conventions. setuptools-rust or Maturin can help with that.
  • PyO3: Rust Bindings for the Python Interpreter
    18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 29 Jan 2021
    Between pyodide, pyo3, rust-cpython, and rustpython, I think Pyo3 is the best way to drop in rust in a python project for a speed up, if that is your goal. Some of the demos show using python from rust, but to me the biggest feature is without a doubt compiling rust code to native python modules. I'm using it to speed up image manipulation backed by numpy arrays.

    There’s a setuptools rust [0] extension package that can be used to hook the compilation of the rust into the wheel building or install from source. Maturin [1] seems to be regarded as the new and improved solution for this, but I found that it’s angled toward the using python from rust.

    There’s also the rust numpy [2] package by the same org which is fantastic in that it lets you pass a numpy matrix to a native method written in rust and convert it to the rust equivalent data structure, perform whatever transformation you want (in parallel using rayon [3]), and return the array. When building for release, I was seeing speed ups of 100x over numpy on the most matrix mathable function imaginable, and numpy is no joke.

    I think there is a lot of potential for these two ecosystems together. If there’s not a python package for something, there’s probably a rust crate.

    If anyone is interested the python package that I'm building with some rust backend, its called pyrogis [4] for making custom image manipulations through numpy arrays.

    https://github.com/PyO3/setuptools-rust

What are some alternatives?

When comparing pybind11 and setuptools-rust you can also consider the following projects:

PyO3 - Rust bindings for the Python interpreter

Optional Argument in C++ - Named Optional Arguments in C++17

maturin - Build and publish crates with pyo3, rust-cpython and cffi bindings as well as rust binaries as python packages

PEGTL - Parsing Expression Grammar Template Library

sparsehash - C++ associative containers

sol2 - Sol3 (sol2 v3.0) - a C++ <-> Lua API wrapper with advanced features and top notch performance - is here, and it's great! Documentation:

dynamic_bitset - Simple Useful Libraries: C++17/20 header-only dynamic bitset

py2many - Transpiler of Python to many other languages

LSHBOX - A c++ toolbox of locality-sensitive hashing (LSH), provides several popular LSH algorithms, also support python and matlab.

sparsehash-c11 - Experimental C++11 version of sparsehash

Hashmaps - Various open addressing hashmap algorithms in C++

wasmtime - A fast and secure runtime for WebAssembly