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Does this work with 64bit Python versions?

Feb 25, 2014 at 8:48 PM
I notice only the 32bit installers are recommended...
Feb 25, 2014 at 8:51 PM
it does. just make sure when you install distros, you select 64-bit. we default to 32-bit as it has the most available libs/pkgs.
Marked as answer by mika76 on 2/25/2014 at 1:53 PM
Feb 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM
Brilliant, thanks
Feb 25, 2014 at 9:16 PM
You can also run it with both 32 and 64 bit versions (at least with different python versions; I have 32-bit Python 2.7 for my legacy code and 64-bit Python 3.3 for the new stuff), you just select which interpreter you want to use.
Feb 25, 2014 at 10:21 PM
You can have 32-bit and 64-bit Python installed even for the same version, just make sure that you install them to different directories, as the installers will use the same path by default and overwrite each other's files (PTVS will get the correct install path for both from the registry automatically, so you won't need to configure anything specially there beyond correcting the path in Python installer).

Also, if you are developing web sites and intend to deploy to Azure, you want to be using 2.7 32-bit specifically, since that's what's running on the servers.