What is Python?


Python is a programming language that is…

  • FREE! | Python operates under an open source license that makes it freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use.
  • Designed for fast development | Python is an interpreted language that allows you to run code without having to compile it first. This saves time!
  • General purpose |  Unlike languages that were originally developed for a specific purpose, like statistics (R) or matrix manipulation (Matlab), and then were later expanded to tackle other problems (i.e. specific-to-general approach)… Python started as a general purpose language, therefore it has been used to develop a VERY wide array of specific-purpose applications or packages.
  • Runs everywhere | Windows, MAC, Linux and other.

Python was developed in 1990 by Guido van Rossum (used to work for Google, now he works for Dropbox).

 


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