Introduction to Python
Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. The main advantages of Python includes:
- It is easy to use (5 times shorter than equivalent in Java and 10 times shorter than equivalent in C)
- It is powerful
- It runs everywhere
- It has a strong community
- It is free and open source
Python can be downloaded from following webiste: https://www.python.org/download and it is very easy to install and configure.
# This is my first Python program!
print 'Hello, world!'
Python uses # to mark comments. This is a common Unix convention, though Python isn’t particularly a Unix language. Python is line-oriented: Statements are not terminated by a semicolon, but by the end of the line. Python files use a .py ending and register that file type as Python.