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This is the documentation site for the ActiveState Platform.

The ActiveState Platform is ActiveState's open source languages platform. You can use it to download one of our pre-built language runtimes, or you can customize and download language runtimes with your exact requirements. A language runtime is a programming language and a set of packages, or modules, to use in your coding projects.

When you create a Platform project, you can select the operating system(s), languages, and packages you need. Our build system will resolve all dependencies and build a custom binary runtime with your selected language and libraries for you to download. The advantage of building a custom binary is that your runtime will work on your systems without the need to compile any complex packages locally.

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