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Stable release for Python 3 /
9 May 2014 (2014-05-09)[1]
0.6.9 for Python 2 /
15 November 2008 (2008-11-15)[2]
Written in Python
Platform Windows
License MIT[3]

py2exe is a Python extension which converts Python scripts (.py) into Windows executables (.exe). These executables can run on a system without Python installed.[4] It is the most common tool for doing so.

py2exe was used to distribute the official BitTorrent client (prior to version 6.0) and is still used to distribute SpamBayes as well as other projects.

Since May 2014, there is a version of py2exe available for Python 3.[1] Before then, py2exe was only made for Python 2 and it was necessary to use an alternative like cx_Freeze for Python 3 code.


  1. ^ a b "py2exe : Python Package Index". Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "News". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Licence". May 2014. 
  4. ^ "FrontPage". Retrieved 2 February 2014. 

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