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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 IBM i (formerly AS/400, iSeries, System i)

Both Python 2.7 and Python 3.4 are available for free for IBM i via the 5733OPS licensed program offering. These binaries require IBM i 7.1 or newer. For more information about 5733OPS, see the offering's landing page on IBM developerWorks. 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)