using - python 3, python shell
i've tried looking online and in a couple of books, but i can't find an explicit example of creating an exe.
could one of ya'll share the steps?
If you want to show friends some of your great Python programs, I recommend this approach:
Portable Python installs a portable version of Python right on a small and inexpensive USB flash drive (plan on at least 150MB). You can use the flash drive now on Windows computers that do not have Python installed. It comes in Python25, Python26 and Python30 flavors. It's free, see:
Portable Python 1.1 based on Python 2.5.4
Django-1.0.2-final (for web site creation)
Matplotlib-0.98.5.2 (for plotting graphs)
Numpy-1.2.1 (high speed arrays for science)
PIL-1.1.6 (the Python Image Library)
Py2exe-0.6.9 (for distributing .exe files)
PyGame-1.8.1 (a game toolkit)
PyScripter v18.104.22.168 ( a nice IDE)
SPE-0.8.4.c (another nice IDE)
VPython-3.2.11 (3D modeling)
wxPython-unicode-22.214.171.124 (GUI toolkit)
Portable Python 1.1 based on Python 2.6.1
Portable Python 1.1 based on Python 3.0.1
Might even work on Linux machines if they have "Wine" installed.
You can also take a look at IronPython and SharpDevelop. It uses .NET or Mono and ties into the C# compiler.