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Overview of Jython Documentation

There is a variety of documentation available to help you learn to use Jython. We will be expanding this information in the future so check back here often. You can use the sidebar you see on the left side of this page as a table of contents to easily jump to the documentation you're interested in. A more detailed description of these links is provided below.

Jython Specific Documentation

The following documentation is specific to Jython:

Interaction with Java Packages

Most Jython applications will want to use the vast array of Java packages available. The following documentation helps you work with Java packages.

General Python Documentation

While Jython has only been publically available for eight months, the Python language has been around for many years. The majority of the standard Python documentation applies to Jython. A few very handy places to look are:

  • The Python Tutorial (start here)
  • The Python Library Reference. Although many of these modules are not yet implemented (those coded in C for CPython must be re-implemented in Java for Jython), experience Python programmers keep the Library Reference Manual under their pillow for easy access.
  • The Python Language Reference (for language lawyers).

Other Useful Links

  • Jython and CPython are two different implementations of the same language. There are naturally some differences between the two implementations, sometimes reflecting undefined aspects of the Python language, sometimes reflecting quirks of the independent implementations. Here is a more detailed discussion and comparision of Jython and CPython.
  • The Jython FAQ may already contain the answer to your question...
  • ...and if it doesn't, then the Jython-users mailing list archives might help.
  • You might also be interested in reading Jim Hugunin's JPython paper, which appeared in the proceedings of the 6th International Python Conference.

Peer-to-Peer Help

If you still have unanswered questions you can usually get help from: