How to open PYC files
Did your computer fail to open a PYC file? We explain what PYC files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.
What is a PYC file?
PYC (Python Compiled) file extension is often related to executable files that contain compiled source code written in the Python programming language. 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. It has been ported to Java and .NET virtual machines. It also runs on older platforms like OS/2 and Amiga.PYC files primarily contain Python bytecode. A bytecode is an instruction set executed by its designated software interpreter. Bytecode is the result of compiling source code written in a specific programming language. The virtual machine converts each bytecode into a specific machine instruction that the computer processor understands. Since Python instruction sets are bytecodes, they have to be coverted before it can be interpreted and finally executed. Keeping its accompanying .py files (it comes along with PYC files) can help speed up execution. With PYC and PY files saved, you don't have to recompile the instructions.
PYC file openers, viewers, etc.
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.