Can I write a binary windows executable with Python?

Christian Heimes lists at
Sat Aug 30 01:14:57 CEST 2008

walterbyrd wrote:
> I have heard about Pysco. But does create a single executable that can
> run without Python being installed? Or does that just compile the
> libraries?

Psyco is a kind of JIT (just in time) optimizer for Python. It's limited 
to i386 compatible CPUs (aka X86 architecture). It has nothing to do 
with standalone executables.

You are lookin for py2exe. It's a program which creates standalone 
bundles of Python applications. The bundles contains the python core 
library, a startup executable and all additional dlls and Python 
scripts. The bundle runs w/o an installed Python interpreter.


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