Scott Oertel me at scottoertel.info
Tue Sep 6 08:46:22 CEST 2005

Jack Anema wrote:

> Can you or someone give me very specific instructions as to how to 
> create an      _.EXE      file from a       _.PY      file.
> I have spent a lot of time looking through all 7 sections of FAQ's 
> at     http://www.python.org/doc/faq/    and many other sights.
> I have also gone to    
>  http://starship.python.net/crew/theller/py2exe/      and tried to use 
> the general comments there.
> I did download and install     *win-py2.4.exe .    This installed 
> successfully as far as I can see.  There were no error messages 
> and        REMOVEPY2EXE.EXE      was created in my      PYTHON24     
> folder.
> The machine I am running, is running    XP professional, 2002.  It has 
> a Pentiuum(R) 4, 1.8 Ghz CPU.  The drive has 37 GB free.
> I am by no means a computer expert but I am not illiterate either.  I 
> have used MS Quick Basic for many years.  In the past I have also used 
> APL and Fortran on various machines over the years.  I just am not 
> familiar enough with Python and have not been able to find the 
> detailed data I need to do what I want.  Up to a month ago I had never 
> heard of Python and I badly need the ability to make      *.PY     
> programs files run as     *.EXE            files.
> Can you or someone supply the very specific instructions to do this?  
> I would also be perfectly willing to arrange with someone to call them 
> at their convenience and do it over the phone and compensate the 
> person for their effort and time.
> I sincerely and very much appreciate anyone's response and help!  
> Thank you!
> Jack Anema.
>Tutor maillist  -  Tutor at python.org
Try using py2exe it works pretty well for compiling .py into a portable 
.exe distribution.


-Scott Oertel
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