Python-MEEP is a python wrapper around MEEP's C++ core. I found it difficult to use because
- there weren't many high level functions
- of poor documentation
- I found it awkward using object-oriented programming to 'script' a simulation. I felt like i was writing more code than necessary because I have to create and initialize objects /then/ preform an action with them. Of course, with procedural programming it's just one step.
I found it helpful to read MEEP's C++ help pages since there is a direct correlation to Python-MEEP. However, MEEP's C++ documentation is lacking also.
So why use Python-MEEP? My reason for using Python-MEEP is because I have moved much of my work into the Python environment. Also, I might need to customize MEEP and I think that will be easier using Python.
after some experimentation, it looks like python-meep is going to slow me down towards reaching my goal. i'm no longer enthusiastic about it.