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Download Python for Other Platforms

Python has been ported to a number of specialized and/or older platforms, listed below in alphabetical order. Note that these ports often lag well behind the latest Python release.

Python for AIX

Python 3 and Python 2 are available for free for AIX in installp format at AIXTOOLS. See the AIXTOOLS website for general info. Currently, there are no additional pre-requisites other than a recent version of openssl.base for Python3-3.6.5.

The download page for Python 3 is at http://www.aixtools.net/index.php/python3 and the download page for Python 2 is at http://www.aixtools.net/index.php/python2.

Python for IBM i (formerly AS/400, iSeries)

Both Python 2 and Python 3 are available from IBM in RPM form. They can be installed with the yum package manager or with the IBM i Access Client Solutions product. To get started with RPM-based open source packages for IBM i, visit http://ibm.biz/ibmi-rpms.

These RPM packages require a version of IBM i in active (not extended) support. Alternatively, http://www.iseriespython.com hosts an IBM i port of Python 2.7, ported by Per Gummedal, which can also be run on older versions of the operating system.

Python for iOS

Pythonista is a complete development environment for writing Python scripts on your iPad or iPhone.

Python for OS/390 and z/OS

Rocket Software provides a port of Python for z/OS. They support both Python 2 and Python 3.

Python for Solaris

You can purchase ActivePython (commercial and community versions, including scientific computing modules, not open source), or build from source if you have a C compiler.

UNIX Packages has a variety of Python versions for a variety of Solaris versions. These use the standard Sun pkgadd.

Python for VMS

A VMS port is available.

Python for HP-UX

You can purchase ActivePython (commercial and community versions, including scientific computing modules, not open source)

Alternate Python packages for Linux

You can purchase ActivePython (commercial and community versions, including scientific computing modules, not open source)