What's included in ActivePython?

ActivePython enables you to start writing Python software quickly because:

  • It is easy to install
  • It includes a fully compatible binary build of core Python
  • It includes core extensions
  • It includes hundreds of additional community packages
  • It includes a comprehensive set of documentation for beginner to advanced Python developers

Core extensions

  • Tcl/Tk version 8.5.18 and Tix version 8.4.3.
  • ElementTree (xml.etree) version 1.3.0
  • OpenSSL version 1.0.2k (1.0.2j on Windows)
  • SQLite(sqlite3) version 3.9.1.0
  • Ctypes 1.1.0 (supported on Window, Linux, and macOS)
  • Zlib version 1.2.8
  • BZip2 version 1.0.6

Additional community packages included in ActivePython

The ActivePython distribution includes hundreds of top packages, such as:

  • Data science - pandas, scipy, numpy, scikit-learn, matplotlib, pytables, and more
  • Web development - django, flash, and tornado frameworks; helpful packages such as requests, simplejson, and others
  • Security - openSSL, cryptography, pycrypto, rsa, and more
  • Testing and code quality - pytest, nose, coverage, flake8, plus other testing packages
  • Database and big data - redis, hadoop clients, HDF5, SQLalchemy, and more

For a full list of packages included in the ActivePython distribution, see the Package Reference.

Additional documentation in ActivePython

ActivePython includes a comprehensive set of documentation for both new and experienced Python programmers. In addition to the core Python documentation, ActivePython includes: