Python is a simple and powerful language for scripting and even application development. Various GUI packages available for Python makes it suitable for developing full fledged applications in python. Ok that is fine, but ever thought of creating an executable file from the python script you wrote? This seems to be a nice idea, there are many reasons why! You can redistribute your application without python. The end user needn't to install python on his machine. You can make your application closed source (unfortunate) etc... Read on this article to find how you can create win32 executables from your Python script.