How to my "exe" from PyCharm project

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You cannot directly save a Python file as an exe and expect it to work -- the computer cannot automatically understand whatever code you happened to type in a text file. Instead, you need to use another program to transform your Python code into an exe.

I recommend using a program like Pyinstaller. It essentially takes the Python interpreter and bundles it with your script to turn it into a standalone exe that can be run on arbitrary computers that don't have Python installed (typically Windows computers, since Linux tends to come pre-installed with Python).

To install it, you can either download it from the linked website or use the command:

pip install pyinstaller

...from the command line. Then, for the most part, you simply navigate to the folder containing your source code via the command line and run:


You can find more information about how to use Pyinstaller and customize the build process via the documentation.

You don't necessarily have to use Pyinstaller, though. Here's a comparison of different programs that can be used to turn your Python code into an executable.

~ Answered on 2013-09-28 21:42:23

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