The file extension PY is associated with multiple programs and applications and various file types. The most common association is a Python Script file, but the extension can also be created by Oracle or Yahoo Instant Messenger. PY files contain data and information related to the program that created the file.
If the PY file extension is defined as a Python Script file, it is a source code and script file type which contains programming data that is used for the development of programs and applications. Python is a common programming language which integrates well with other programming codes and scripts. This makes the language ideal for building a wide variety of different software applications at a better quality than using other programming languages. Pythonâ€™s flexibility makes software applications user friendly and relatively bug free due to a code that is easily maintainable.
PY files that are related to Oracle are a source code and script file type which is used to create batch procedures for the Oracle Database application. The contents of the PY file include codes and scripts which are responsible for launching programs and jobs automatically without manual intervention. The advantage of batch processing is the commands, scripts, and jobs can be shifted according to the amount of computing resources which are available at any given time. Oracle Database is a relational database management system which is commonly used in enterprise environments.
PY files which are part of Yahoo Instant Messenger are a various data file type that stores saved messages created with the Yahoo Instant Messenger chat application. Instant Messenger is a cross platform service which provides a way to transmit files and text messages in addition to setting up online video calling.
How to Open PY Files
Since the file extension PY can be opened using multiple programs and applications, double click on the file to see if it will automatically open in a default program you have installed on your PC. PY files consist of different file types, including files in plain text format, so you may already have a program which will open the file.
If the file extension PY is classified as a Python Script file, you can open the file using the Python 3.3.0 software application. Python is available as a free download on the Python.org website and is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and the Linux operating system.
PY files which are part of Oracle Database can be opened using Oracle Database 11g Release 2 which is available for download on the Oracle Corporation website. Oracle Database is designed for use with Windows, Solaris, HP-UX Itanium, HP-UX PA-RISC, AIX, and the Linux operating system. You can also opt to download Oracle Database 11g Express Edition which is compatible with Windows and Linux.
PY files associated with Python and Oracle can also be opened using any text editing application. Text editing programs allow you to view the contents of any source code and script file that is in plain text format. If you are using Windows, you can open PY files with WordPad, Notepad, TextPad, Open Office Writer, or Microsoft Word. For Mac OS X, PY files can be opened using Apple TextEdit, MacroMates TextMate, BareBones Text Edit, or MacVim. For the Linux operating system, you can use AbiWord, gEdit, GNU Emacs, Nano Editor, or Vim.
If the file extension PY is associated with Yahoo Instant Messenger, you can open the file using the Instant Messenger service. Instant Messenger is available as a free download on the Yahoo website and is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X. You can also open Instant Messenger PY files using any of the text editing applications described above.