ØMQ and pyzmq Basics


It is better to install it using virtualenv/virtualenwrapper:

pip install pyzmq-static

ØMQ Version


import zmq
print zmq.pyzmq_version()

ØMQ context

Before using any ØMQ library functions, the caller must initialize a ØMQ context:

import zmq
import time
context = zmq.Context()

Contexts are thread safe unlike sockets. An application can create and manage multiple contexts.

ØMQ sockets

zmq sockets are created from the initialized context:

socket = context.socket(zmq.REP)
  • zmq sockets are of certain types which enable one of the various communication patterns.
  • zmq socket type must be passed during socket creation.