Python is a programming language. It can be used on a server to create web applications. It was created by Guido van Rossum, and released in 1991

Python Introduction

Interpreted, High -Level, General purpose programming Language
The latest version of Python is Python 3, we are showing samples from Python 3.
2000 -python 2 ,      2008 - python 3
In top 10, in the TIOBE Programming Language index since 2003

It is used for:
  • web development (server-side)
  • software development
  • mathematics
  • system scripting.
Features (few)
  • Dynamically typed
  • Supports multiple paradigms (object oriented, functional)
  • Supports vast standard library
  • Huge list of third party libraries

About Python

  • Python works on different platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, etc).
  • Python has a simple syntax similar to the English language.
  • Python has syntax that allows developers to write programs with fewer lines than some other programming languages.
  • Python runs on an interpreter system, meaning that code can be executed as soon as it is written. This means that prototyping can be very quick.
  • Python can be treated in a procedural way, an object-orientated way or a functional way.

Python Syntax

  • Python was designed for readability, and has some similarities to the English language with influence from mathematics.
  • Python uses new lines to complete a command, as opposed to other programming languages which often use semicolons or parentheses.
  • Python relies on indentation, using whitespace, to define scope; such as the scope of loops, functions and classes. Other programming languages often use curly-brackets for this purpose.

Used by both researchers and develop codes for production in the industry