PY File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open a PY file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .PY files.

What is a PY file?

Files that contain the .py file extension are used by the Python Software for its Python programming language. Python is an object-oriented programming language that is used for the development of a variety of different software applications.

The PY file is a program file that contains script that has been written in the Python language. Python can be run on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, Unix and Linux as well as a variety of mobile operating systems. The Python language itself is considered to be a fast language and is known for being compatible with most other programming languages.

How to open PY files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension PY for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different PY openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension PY

While we know of one file format using the .PY file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .PY file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of PY files. Remember, different programs may use PY files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

PythonPythonUser submitted
Microsoft Web Platform ExtensionsMicrosoft Web Platform ExtensionsUser submitted
Python pywin32Python pywin32User submitted
Edge Code CCEdge Code CCUser submitted
Python Interactive ShellPython Interactive ShellUser submitted
BracketsBracketsUser submitted
Python pyreadlinePython pyreadlineUser submitted
Python PILPython PILUser submitted
Tux Word SmithTux Word SmithUser submitted
Python scipyPython scipyUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with PY-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with PY-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!