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Beginning Python: From Novice to Professional, 3rd Edition by Magnus Lie Hetland

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© Magnus Lie Hetland 2017

Magnus Lie Hetland, Beginning Python, 10.1007/978-1-4842-0028-5_18

18. Packaging Your Programs

Magnus Lie Hetland

(1)Trondheim, Norway

Once your program is ready for release, you will probably want to package it properly before distributing it. If it consists of a single .py file, this might not be much of an issue. If you’re dealing with nonprogrammer users, however, even placing a simple Python library in the right place or fiddling with the PYTHONPATH may be more than they want to deal with. Users normally want to simply double-click an installation program, follow some installation wizard, and then have your program ready to run.

Lately, Python programmers have also become used to a similar convenience, although with ...

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