Why I abandoned all Options to get Python running Visual Studio to integrate with DotNet CSharp or Visual C++

(Last Updated On: April 8, 2014)
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Why I abandoned all Options to get Python running Visual Studio  to integrate with DotNet CSharp or Visual C++

We tried to get everything to work with Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate as instructed at:

http://pytools.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=PTVS%20Installation <- works fine but no simple examples to show calls from Visual C++ or C#

http://www.lfd.uci.edu/~gohlke/pythonlibs/#pip <– all of the Windows binaries run fine within Visual Studio it seems

I say ya right, I got the time to monkey around with these options:


http://www.codeproject.com/Tips/587652/Cplusplus-Easier-to-Embed-Pytho <– too old and fragile

I am sure there are others but really why go on this Easter egg hunt?


You are kidding me right with URL the above? WTF!

After trying to install pandas, I quickly abandonded this idea as it kept asking for other dependency packages like numpy and some date package. Wow what a mess. I guess you could say I quickly abandonded this idea as well. All I can say, you are left to your own devices trying to figure out how get either Visual C++ and C# to call a Python script. I am sure it can be done somehow without Iron Python but it seems I really don’t want to waste any more time on this rabbit hole. I really despise these paths as I wish someone could properly document a tutorial on how to do this. What a real  mess it is so we stick with Matlab Builder NE prior 2014 releases. It just seems this is the only slick way without using this Python or R nightmare situation. Again another fine mess of  open source not documented to get something quickly running.

P.S. I got close without these unresloved external errors during the linking but these links helped to get me closer with library setup within Visual Studio:



Other useless URLS;




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