.PY File Extension
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What is a PY file?
A PY file is a program file or script written in Python, an interpreted object-oriented programming language. It can be created and edited with a text editor, but requires a Python interpreter to run. PY files are often used to program web servers and other administrative computer systems.
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.