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Developer(s) ActiveState
Stable release[1] and[2] / September 12, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-09-12)

ActivePython is a CPython distribution by ActiveState for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, AIX and HP-UX. Since version, ActivePython comes with PyPM (cross-platform Python Package Manager) that is used to install binary Python packages.[3] ActivePython also includes PyWin32 and several other documentation/tutorials for Python.

Included Extensions[edit]

Core Extensions[edit]

  • Tcl/Tk version
  • ElementTree (xml.etree)
  • OpenSSL.
  • SQLite (sqlite3).
  • ctypes.
  • linux-ia64 build failures
  • solaris-sparc build failures
  • solaris-x86 build failures
  • hpux-parisc libffi not ported to PA-RISC arch
  • hpux-ia64 build failures
  • Zlib.
  • BZip2.

Extra Extensions[edit]

  • The Python for Windows Extensions (PyWin32 version 214).
  • The interface to the Win32 API (win32api).
  • The interfaces to Win32 COM (win32com and win32comext).
  • The Pythonwin Development Environment.


ActivePython documentation also includes documentation for:

  • Core Python language documentation
  • Andrew Kuchling's What's New in Python documentation series
  • Python Frequently Ask Questions List (For the most recent version, refer to the Python FAQs on
  • Python HOWTOs
  • A snapshot of the Python Enhancement Proposals (PEPs) (For the most recent version, refer to the PEPs on .)
  • Dive Into Python (A tutorial for programmers)
  • Non-Programmers Tutorial For Python
  • PyWin32 Extensions Reference
  • Created By Anas Mirza

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