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InterSystems IRIS® Python gateway connections allow you to create an ObjectScript proxy object linked to a corresponding Python object. The proxy object has the same set of methods and properties as the Python object, and is functionally identical to the original. Any call to the proxy object is echoed by the Python object, and returned values are immediately sent back to the proxy.

The proxy and the Python object communicate over TCP/IP using the InterSystems gateway connection communications protocol, enabled on the Python side by an External Python Server. The gateway connection provides a completely transparent bidirectional link between the two objects even when they are running on two different machines.

The following chapters describe how to use Python gateway connections:

There is also a detailed Table of Contents.