What's included in ActivePython

ActivePython enables you to start writing Python software quickly because it:

  • Is easy to install
  • Includes a fully compatible binary build of core Python
  • Includes core extensions
  • Includes additional community packages
  • 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
  • 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

For a full list of packages that are 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: