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Trouble using PyInstaller on Mac

JameyCane10JameyCane10 New JerseyMember Posts: 1

*Note: I am a very inexperienced at this. I just started using python this semester. Please bear with me when I am trying to describe things/dumb down your answers as much as you can because I don't yet understand a lot of this.

I am trying to create an executable file for a program that I have made in python v3.5. I would like to be able to distribute it to end users (I think that is the term... I just want people to be able to put in inputs and get outputs from my program without having to install python or an interpreter) on mac, windows, and I guess Linux (although I've never heard of that OS before I started doing this stuff... yes I know... that's probably embarrassing).

From what I have been able to gather thus far, PyInstaller seems to be the best way to do this. I am also fairly confident that I have managed to install it correctly (when I ask what version I have of it in my terminal, it responds with version 3.1.2 or something like that).

Now I am struggling with the next part. I am working my Mac (OS X El Capitan) and I just can't seem to find a good tutorial that shows/explains how to get to a executable. I have literally been search for days and have poured a silly amount of hours into this, but all the results that I find either go completely over my head or just give me error messages.

Any help that you could provide would be greatly appreciated. Am I even approaching this the correct way? Is an executable the best way to share a python 3.5 program to a mass of end users??

At this point, if you guys can't come through I might have to give up... because I've already dumped at least 15 hours into this...

Thanks in advance - Jamey

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