Python has some powerful functions, like the math expression evaluator eval(). You can embed this function and others in your Development C++ code. All you need to do, is to download and install the free Python Development Pak and feed the Python code in the form of a string to the interpreter. Your executable file will work as long as there is access to the Python24.dll (part of the pak). Looks to me like you could use a Python program to create this C++ program embedding a Python code file. A Python to C++ translator is born!