Getting ActivePython

Welcome and thank you for choosing ActivePython. This is ActivePython This release corresponds to Python version 2.7.18. ActivePython is ActiveState’s complete and ready-to-install distribution of Python. It provides a one-step installation of all essential Python modules, and extensive documentation.

ActivePython is available on several operating systems:

  • Windows/x86 and Windows/x64
  • macOS (Universal build)
  • Linux/x86 and Linux/x86_64
  • Solaris SPARC and x86
  • HP-UX
  • AIX

ActivePython is ActiveState’s quality-assured binary build of Python. The latest Windows, Linux, and macOS builds are available for free to the community. Solaris, HP-UX and AIX builds are available in ActivePython Business, Enterprise and OEM editions.

For more information, see the ActivePython download page.

Try Komodo IDE

Komodo IDE

Komodo IDE is ActiveState’s multi-language, cross-platform integrated development environment that features powerful editing and debugging support for Python.

NEW Komodo IDE is now free to use with an ActiveState Platform account on any free or paid tier.

Komodo IDE’s features include:

  • Integration with the ActiveState Platform
  • Version control
  • Graphical debugging
  • Package manager integration
  • Multi-language syntax checking and highlighting
  • Docker and Vagrant integration
  • Gulp, Grunt, Cordova/Phonegap integration
  • Chrome remote debugging
  • Unit testing
  • Code intelligence
  • Code profiling
  • Code collaboration for team development

The latest documentation for all ActiveState languages, including ActivePython, is available at Many other Python resources, and general information about Python at ActiveState, are available here.