The first release of Python came out in 1991. Python is an interpreted and object-oriented programming language. It includes modules, dynamic typing, dynamic data types, and classes. Python offers power plus a clear syntax. Python was founded on the ideas that “Beautiful is better than ugly” and “Explicit is better than implicit” and “Simple is better than complex”. Those philosophies should tell you that Python strongly values readability.
Python is fast and easy to use. Python makes debugging your programs easy with its built-in debugger. Python is used for science calculations, data science, data visualizations and web development, among other things. Python is entirely open source as are many popular Python libraries like Wget, progressbar, Requests and colorama. Flash and Django are the two most popular Python web application frameworks and both are open source on Github.
Python recently became the most popular language used for teaching introductory programming at Universities. Python is taking over space that R, Java, and PHP used to dominate. It’s a flexible and powerful language.
Python has both 2.X and 3.X versions. Many developers and libraries still only work with Python 2. Python 3 was released in 2008 and no further releases will occur for Python 2 (the last one was in 2010). Python 3 is meant to be easier for beginners to learn. Python 3 made Print as a function and uses Views and Iterators instead of lists. A lot of crufty and outdated syntax (around Iterators, unicode, subgenerators) was also removed when Python 3 was released.
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