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How do I obtain a copy of the Python source?

The latest Python source distribution is always available from python.org:


The latest development sources can be obtained via anonymous subversion from svn.python.org:


The source distribution is a gzipped tar file containing the complete C source, LaTeX documentation, Python library modules, example programs, and several useful pieces of freely distributable software. This will compile and run out of the box on most Unix platforms, and several other platforms.

Older versions of Python are also available from python.org.

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