Introduction of Python

  • Python was introduced to the world in the year 1991 by Guido van Rossum.
  • Python is a dynamic, interpreted (bytecode-compiled) language.
  • It is a general purpose programming language which can be used for both scientific and non-scientific programming.
  • It is a platform independent programming language.
  • It is a very simple high level language with vast library of add-on modules.
  • It is excellent for beginners as the language It is interpreted
  • It is easy to learn and use
  • Python source files use the ".py" extension and are called "modules." With a Python module hello.py, the easiest way to run it is with the shell command "python hello.
  • An excellent way to see how Python code works is to run the Python interpreter and type code right into it.
  • Python language is named after the BBC show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” and has nothing to do with reptiles