Easy-to-Install, Comprehensive Python Distribution

We've pre-compiled over 200 third-party Python packages for data science, web application development, security, testing, and development. Easy to install, using ActivePython means you spend less time on configuration and more time coding.

ActivePython is 100% compatible with the open source version, and provides the security and commercial support that your organization requires.

As a founding member of the Python Foundation, ActiveState actively contributes to the Python community. Join the millions of developers who use ActivePython for their Python projects.

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Available for Python 2.7 and 3.5 for Windows, Linux and Mac OS

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Packages for Data Science, Web Development, Code Quality and Security

  • pandas (data analysis)
  • NumPy (multi-dimensional arrays)
  • SciPy (algorithms to use with numpy)
  • HDF5 (store & manipulate data)
  • Matplotlib (data visualization)
  • IPython (powerful shell)
  • scikit-learn (machine learning)

  • Django (web framework)
  • Flask (web framework - microservices)
  • Tornado (web framework and networking)
  • requests (web dev library)
  • AWS SDK (Amazon cloud)
  • pytest (testing)
  • nose (testing)

  • selenium (testing)
  • flake8 (code quality)
  • coverage (test coverage)
  • cryptography (recipes and primitives)
  • pyOpenSSL (python interface to OpenSSL)
  • passlib (password hashing)
  • requests-oauthlib (Oauth support)

Greater Security and Support for Your Business

Power Your Business with ActivePython Business Edition and Enterprise Edition

Greater Security

No more guessing if your Python distribution has incorporated the latest OpenSSL patch or if an unvetted package has been downloaded from an unverified repository. We update all included packages to the latest version with every Enterprise build as well as provide timely security updates for critical issues.

Commercial Support

Get support through private channels to keep your intellectual property and ideas safe. Our Python experts answer your questions by email or phone, so you and your team don't have to rely on the open source community and public forums for help.

Legacy and Cross-platform Support

Our ActivePython builds and packages are consistent across all your enterprise operating systems whether they are on-premise or in the cloud. We offer support for Python 2.7 and Python 3.5, as well support for Windows, Linux, macOS, and Big Iron (AIX, Solaris, HP-UX)

100% Compatible with Open Source Python

ActivePython is a commercial distribution of Python that is 100% compatible and on-pace with the open source releases. But we provide the commercial support you need to meet your organization's open source license requirements.

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