I know how to make Hub Lines using the GUI, I want to know how to do the same using the Python Console, a tutorial would be great.

  • Could you add some more information please? We don't know if you are looking for a link or a tutorial or something entirely different.
    – Paul
    Jun 30, 2014 at 16:52
  • I know how create the Hub Lines, I want to know how to do it using the python console. A tutorial would be great. Thank you.
    – amamdouh
    Jun 30, 2014 at 17:06
  • @amamdouh, you've just restated your question almost verbatim. Could you please add more information as Paul suggested? What have you tried so far? Could you post any code you've written?
    – Fezter
    Jun 30, 2014 at 23:49
  • I asked a similar question and found this which may be of some use: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/11216/…
    – Joseph
    Jul 1, 2014 at 9:49
  • it's what I am looking for, but I can't find the code for MMQGIS plugin anywhere. thanks.
    – amamdouh
    Jul 1, 2014 at 11:54

1 Answer 1


When I don't know a Python module, I use the dir()command or the see module to know what's inside.

(in the Python console)

from see import see
import mmqgis
['__builtins__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__name__', '__package__', '__path__', 'classFactory', 'mmqgis_dialogs', 'mmqgis_library', 'mmqgis_menu']
# or
.classFactory()    .mmqgis_dialogs    .mmqgis_library    .mmqgis_menu

classFactory(), .mmqgis_dialogs() or .mmqis_menu() are clearly for the interface of the plugin, so the functions that you are looking for are in .mmqgis_library.

You can try:

(lot of items)

but it is more interesting here to find the original mmqgis_library Python file:

import mmqgis.mmqgis_library

The file concerned is mmqgis_library.py with (lines 3202 ...):

# --------------------------------------------------------
#    mmqgis_hub_distance - Create shapefile of distances
#              from points to nearest hub
# --------------------------------------------------------

class mmqgis_hub:
   def __init__(self, point, newname):
      self.point = point
      self.name = newname


from mmqgis.mmqgis_library import mmqgis_hub

Works, but after you need to understand the class to use it...


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