QR Codes with Python

QR is short for Quick Response, and they are named so because they can be read quickly by a cell phone. They are used to take information from transitory media and put it on your cell phone. In this article, I will walk you through a tutorial on how to generate QR codes with Python.

What is a QR code?

QR codes are used to encode and decode the data into a machine-readable form. The use of camera phones to read two-dimensional barcodes for various purposes is currently a popular topic in both types of research and practical applications. 

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It contains a grid of black squares on a white background, which can be read by any imaging device such as a camera, and processed to extract the required data from the patterns that are present in the horizontal components of the image.

QR Codes with Python: Tutorial

In this section, I will take you through a tutorial on how to generate QR codes with Python. To generate QR Codes with Python you need to install only one Python library for this task:

  • pip install pyqrcode

Now let’s see how to create a QR Code with Python programming language:

import pyqrcode 
from pyqrcode import QRCode 
# String which represent the QR code 
s = "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeO9hPCfRzqb2yTuAn713Mg"
# Generate QR code 
url = pyqrcode.create(s) 
# Create and save the png file naming "myqr.png" 
url.svg("myyoutube.svg", scale = 8) 

I hope you liked this article on how to generate a QR Code with Python. Feel free to ask your valuable questions in the comments section below.

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Aman Kharwal

I am a programmer from India, and I am here to guide you with Data Science, Machine Learning, Python, and C++ for free. I hope you will learn a lot in your journey towards Coding, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with me.


  1. what is the use of scale = 8

  2. I tried this code pycharm but nothing i could see

  3. Thanks for sharing Aman. This is cool. I will surely try it out.

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