ActiveState Platform: How to install a runtime environment

Learn how to use our State Tool CLI to install a runtime environment, including a version of the language and all the packages your project requires. In this demo, we are installing a Python 3.8.2 environment called data analysis for windows. Simply copying, pasting and running the install command will automatically download the runtime environment and install it locally in a virtual environment, ready for use.

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At ActiveState, we use the Platform to build not only our popular open source language distributions, but also custom runtimes for our enterprise clients (i.e. builds containing just the language and packages their project requires). Try it out yourself or get a demo and understand how it can support your enterprise’s open source needs.

New to the ActiveState Platform? Here’s how to get started, once you’ve created your free account.

Use our Platform to build a custom runtime for your next project, including just the language and packages your project needs.

  • Choose a language (Python, Perl or Tcl right now)
  • Select your operating system (Linux or Windows, plus Mac for Python)
  • Add the packages your project requires

ActiveState regularly pulls packages from each language’s standard open source repository (CPAN, PyPI, etc) to ensure that your open source language and components are up to date, can be compiled from source, and are then verified to work together in a distribution that is packaged for most major operating systems. Go ahead and try our beta today! We are hanging out at our Community Forum to provide support as you explore.

Related: Follow the steps shown in this demo video to create a custom runtime environment in minutes!