py2exe has been created to allow Python developers convert they code to an executable file that can be launched even if the system does not have Python installed.
However, the system that carries out the conversion process needs to be equipped with Python for the application to work. On the other hand, there is no need to install py2exe.
Working with the tool is not a job for the average user but those familiar with the aforementioned programming language should have no problem handling it.
No advanced knowledge is necessary, though; knowing how to run Python programs from the command prompt as well as the basics of the programming language should be quite enough to get the through the process.
Furthermore, the tool includes plenty of samples and resources to learn the ropes. The first step is to create the program or to test it if one is already available. Next comes the creation of the setup script and then it has to be run.
If everything goes well you can proceed to testing the executable file and make sure that it runs smoothly. All the dependencies should be available because the Python interpreter was compiled using Microsoft Visual C, which includes the runtime DLL. Users also must also have this file in order to be able to run the newly created executable.
Before making plans and relying on this tool make sure that it can function with the version of Python you have installed on the system because it may not work with the latest edition of the product.