[Tutor] Converting Python Script into Executable Files...

Andrei Kulakov ak@silmarill.org
Wed, 05 Dec 2001 01:38:07 -0500

On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 10:30:21PM -0800, Cow wrote:
> I am new to Python and i was wondering if you can convert your Python script into an executable file (*.exe) instead of leaving it as a .py file?
> Also, in order to run a Python script, is it nessesary that your computer has all of those Python files (like if i wanted to send my friend one of my programs, but he didn't have the files, could he still run my program?)?
> Thanks
> -Ryan

There's a number of programs that do that, the most popular iirc is
py2exe. The resulting .exe is quite big though 'cause it has to package
python interpreter with it, so you may want to tell your friend to
just install python.

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