Making ActivePython and Python co-exist on Windows

Sridhar Ratnakumar sridharr at
Mon Nov 8 19:30:10 CET 2010

On 2010-11-07, at 12:34 PM, Benjamin Kaplan wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 2:25 PM, CWC <cwc at> wrote:
>> I'm new to Python.  Is it possible to make ActivePython 3.12 and
>> Python 3.12 co-exist on Windows?  I've got an app which requires the
>> former, but I want to stay with the latter, since I'm interested in
>> getting into development.  The main area of collision appears to be
>> the Registry.
>> --
> ActivePython is the same thing as the "normal" Python. They just
> bundle the standard Python 3.1.2 distribution with a couple of extra
> packages in a convenient installer for you.

Yup. And as the documentation details,
ActivePython includes PyWin32, Tkinter based on Tk 8.5 ... and PyPM for easy package management,


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