Over the years, many projects attempted to improve Python performance through several strategies and, sadly, many of them failed. As of today, there are a few projects that survive and hold the promise for a faster Python.
Numba and PyPy are mature projects that are steadily improving over the years. Features are continuously being added and they hold great promise for the future of Python.
Nuitka is a program developed by Kay Hayen that compiles Python code to C. As of right now (version 0.5.x), it provides extreme compatibility with the Python language and produces efficient code that results in moderate performance improvements over CPython.
Nuitka is quite different than Cython in the sense that it focuses on ...