Difference Between .py and .pyc Files: A Python Beginners Guide

Are you wondering what the difference is between Python .py files and .pyc files? You are in the right place.

Files with extension .py contain Python code that is human readable. On the other side .pyc files contain bytecode that is not human readable. Files with .py extension are compiled into .pyc files that are then processed by the Python interpreter.

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