Python - Introduction

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Python is a popular programming language. It was created by Guido van Rossum, and released in 1991

It is used for:

  • system scripting
  • web development (server-side)
  • software development
  • mathematics

What can Python do?

  • Python can be used on a server to create web applications.
  • Python can be used alongside software to create workflows.
  • Python can connect to database systems. It can also read and modify files.
  • Python can be used to handle big data and perform complex mathematics.
  • Python can be used for rapid prototyping, or for production-ready software development.

Running Python

The Python interpreter is a program that reads and executes Python code.