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What is a PY file?
Python is designed to be easy to read and simple to implement. It is open-source and used to develop a wide variety of free and commercial applications, such as Bazaar, Blender, Pylons, and Panda3D.
NOTE: Guido van Rossum created the original Python language in the late 1980s. Subsequent versions released in 2000 (Python 2.0) and 2008 (Python 3.0).
How to open a PY file
You can open and edit PY scripts with any text or source code editor. Source code editors provide helpful syntax-highlighting and code-editing tools that make it easier to review and edit Python scripts.
Some example source code editors include Microsoft Visual Studio Code (cross-platform), MacroMates TextMate (Windows), and Sublime Text (cross-platform). Developers who code primarily in Python may want to open their PY files in JetBrains PyCharm, which is a Python IDE for professional developers.