Tuesday, December 24, 2013

WinPython, a portable scientific Python distribution for Windows(32&64bit)

Following my recent post on a free open-source 64-bit Python distribution for Windows, I was able to create the project (WinPython, "a portable scientific Python distribution for Windows") and write some code to generate a portable Python distribution from scratch (actually from existing distutils packages).

I've just uploaded WinPython v2.7.3.0beta2 for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms.

WinPython has its SourceForge project and everything is ready for downloads, discussions, bug reports and feature requests.

Enjoy! (I hope)


  1. You sir, are the man. Thank you! Keep up the great work!

  2. I tried WinPython and it worked great. Actually I have a kind of getting-started-with-python guide for scientists who are not programmers - http://sjbyrnes.com/?page_id=67 - I edited it to endorse WinPython.

  3. I switched to using WinPython after campus MATLAB licence keeps expiring on me one too many times. It's perfect! Thank you very much.

  4. Now, more than 2 years later, I want to thank you!

    Thanks to your great ideas and work (and many others too), I was able to solve a problem in two days of interactive work (google some examples, cut, paste, edit, try, catch, repeat...) in iPhyton, in a portable win python usb.