Convert Python Script to Exe file

It’s been a while to move on python development on full time basis. Frankly speaking I love Python, because there are many open-source tools that can help you to make it your job easier.

So, Let’s get started.

In this article, I will show you how to create an executable file from your python scripts.

There are a few options available. You can check them on the following links;

1- Py2exe 

2-cx Freeze

3-PyInstaller

After trying all three different packages, my winner will be Pyinstaller. The reason is; PyInstaller supports all major operations systems. So, if you would like to deploy your application on multi OS, the process would likely to be same on these platforms. In addition, its very well documented and its up to dated and maintained actively.  The package supports all main GUI libraries PyQt4, PyQt5, PySide, Django, wxPython, matplotlib and others without having to handle plugins or external data files manually.

As I assume, you already installed Python 2.7 on your system.

Next, you can download PyInstaller from the following links;

Either from http://www.pyinstaller.org/

or you can clone the project files on the projects GitHub page

Github https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller

Open command line, and write the following command.

-> python setup.py install

PyInstaller

What to generate;

-D, –onedir : Create a one-folder bundle containing an executable (default)

-F, –onefile : Create a one-file bundled executable.

–specpath DIR : Folder to store the generated spec file (default: current directory)

–windowed: prevents a console window from being displayed when the application is run.

I just created a test page with Pyqt4. See the below screenshot.

pyqttest

Finally, the following commands will create an .exe file for your apps.

->pyinstaller –onefile –windowed easy.py

pyqt2exe2

The executable file is already created in the dist folder.

it’s that easy.  As always, if you have any questions, you

can reach me at hello@yakup.me

How to Install PyQT4 on the Mac OSx El Capitan

Hi Pytonistas,

From my research, its a bit complicated to install PyQt4 on the Mac Osx.

Thus, I thought that would be nice idea to share my experiences with you.

Installation PyQt4 on the Windows operation systems, it’s quite easy job.

Firstly, you need to download the pyqt4.exe file from riverbankcomputing site. After running the exe file, the program will be installing the following packages for  you on your Python27/Scripts folder.

  • PyQt4
  • Qt (with database support for MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite3 and ODBC)
  • Qt Designer
  • Qt Linguist
  • Qt Assistant
  • pyuic4
  • pylupdate4
  • lrelease
  • pyrcc4
  • QScintilla

When it comes to Mac OSx, you need to install SIP initially. The version is also important, for instance, PyQt4-V12 requires greater than SIP 4.18V.

SIP is a python extension module generator for C and C++ libraries. One of the features of Python that makes it so powerful is the ability to take existing libraries, written in C or C++ and make them available as Python extension modules.

This extension modules called binding for the library.

SIP is a tool that makes it very easy to create Python binding for C and C++

So, firstly you need to download SIP from riverbankcomputing site again.

sip-installation

Next, you can download the PyQt4 Mac Osx version from the following links;

https://riverbankcomputing.com/software/sip/download

pyqt4 Installation on Mac OsX

Let’s start coding our first Mac Osx desktop app with PyQt4.

First PyQT App

The output :

PyQt4 Mac Desktop apps

 

Further Links :

https://www.riverbankcomputing.com/news

Hope, you enjoy reading this article. If there is anything I can help, you can always reach me at hello@yakup.me .

Till next time 🙂