pyqt Getting started with pyqt Installation of PyQt4


Example

Suggested Install Method

Windows: Download and run the binary setup file.

Linux(Debian): Run this command in your command line:

$ apt-get install python-qt4 pyqt4-dev-tools qt4-designer

OS X : Run this command in your command line:

$ brew install pyqt

Install Manually

You can also download the source code manually from here and then install and configure it yourself.

Test your installation

If pyqt is installed correctly, you will be able to run the pyuic4 command. If it is installed correctly, you will see the following error:

$ pyuic4 
Error: one input ui-file must be specified

Installation Complete

You have now installed the PyQt4 library. Two useful applications have also been installed along side PyQt4:

  • Qt Designer: An application for 'drag & drop' design of graphical interfaces (creates .ui files),
  • pyuic4: A command line application that can convert .ui files into Python code.