PyInstaller Alternatives

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Posts with mentions or reviews of PyInstaller. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-15.
  • Old Parents need gnar executable code: questions and considerations should do what you need
  • Would a python script be a good way to automate new computer setups?
    You can use pyinstaller (or the GUI version auto-py-to-exe) to package python programs as windows executables. The packaged executable includes the python files needed to run it as well as all of the libraries or files that you've imported in your script.
  • how can i make my little .py file to a .exe file ?
    Check PyInstaller solution.
  • Reddit, I need you (again). Best way to create a user interface (users have no Python nor coding experience)
    If they are on windows Pyinstaller (or auto-py-to-exe, my favorite) can create .exe files from .py files and package in all the necessary libraries.
  • Export Adventure Game help
    You can make a standalone application of your python script with pyinstaller (
  • How do you make your code “work” in the real world?
    Some workplaces have Python already installed everywhere, so you could just give someone the file. If you're in a MS Windows shop, that's likely not the case for you. In that case there are tools available for converting your Python file(s) into a Windows .exe file, such as
  • AHK is NOT user friendly
    From the command line, install pyinstaller :
  • Merging 2 files in pyinstaller (py to exe)
    That page says there are some examples here:
  • All of the arguments for GO vs Python are the single binary go provides, the community should settle on 1 and perfect it | 2021-09-12
    and keep working on that. Its really the ONLY argument that i've seen about why Go is better than Python. I like to write Go, i despise checking nil all of the time, you can abstract that but you're still doing it. Generics are still a birth feature, which can easily be created in many versions of Python, which allows for more concise and functional code (personal preference for python). So is it, etc. Seems like as a community and perhaps it should be a PEP, to have a canonical way to do this.
  • Pyinstaller question
    you have no idea what you're talking about - you don't know what I want to do with the script, you don't know what the script does. Calling the idea that I would want to make an executable stupid is also stupid itself (obviously!!). Should they shut this site down: ? As you see it, it's a dumb project entirely.
  • Pysimplegui or django
    That all said, there is also FastAPI for a Web framework if you want to go that route. As far as the executable goes, I have used PyInstaller for that with great success and it is super easy to use.
  • What should i do when my exe file is showing as a virus? | 2021-08-28
    This is a known issues and could be various reasons which makes your Virus Program think this is a virus.Check this out:
  • How would i go about uploading my game to | 2021-08-27
    If you're not sure how to package your game into an executable, I'd recommend pyinstaller. There's a bit of a learning curve, but people here should be able to help if you run into issues with it.
  • How to export as a .exe or app | 2021-08-05
    PyInstaller works well.
  • What tools are missing in Python? | 2021-08-05
    git clone cd pyinstaller/bootloader git checkout python ./waf all python install


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