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What are PYC files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a PYC file or are you simply curious about its contents? We're here to explain the properties of these files and provide you with software that can open or handle your PYC files.

What is a PYC file?

A .PYC file is a Python Compiled Program file.

PYC (Python Compiled) files are executable programs written in the Python programming language. The Python programming language is a dynamic, object-oriented language used for creating a variety of software. Python runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux/Unix.

PYC files contain Python bytecode. Bytecode is the result of compiling source code into a runnable format. Normally you execute the .py Python scripts, but they need to be interpreted by a Python parser every time you run them. They can be compiled into PYC files that are faster to run because they do not need to be parsed.

How to open PYC files

We have identified two PYC openers that are compatible with this specific type of PYC file.

Programs that open Python Compiled Program files

Python pyserialPython pyserialVerified

Last updated: February 24, 2023

Various apps that use files with this extension

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

Python pywin32Python pywin32User submitted
Python Interactive ShellPython Interactive ShellUser submitted
Python PILPython PILUser submitted
Python pyreadlinePython pyreadlineUser submitted
Tux Word SmithTux Word SmithUser submitted
PyLabPyLabUser submitted
Python scipyPython scipyUser submitted
Python numpyPython numpyUser submitted
VPythonVPythonUser submitted
Python combined Win32 extensionsPython combined Win32 extensionsUser submitted

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