Programming in Python

Python is a very powerful high-level, object-oriented programming language. Guido van Rossum is the creator of Python with its first implementation in 1989. Python has a very easy-to-use and simple syntax, making it the perfect language for someone trying to learn computer programming for the first time. Python is an interpreted language. Interpreter is a program that converts the high-level program we write into low-level program that the computer understands.

an experienced programmer in any programming language can pick up Python very quickly.


Installing Python is generally easy, and nowadays many Linux and UNIX distributions include a recent Python.

Before getting started, you may want to find out which IDEs are tailored to make Python editing easy. Read about them here.

The online documentation is your first port of call for definitive information. There is a fairly brief tutorial that gives you basic information about the language and gets you started.

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