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Python

Python

Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It provides strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and is easy to learn..

Python is a remarkably powerful dynamic programming language that is used in a wide variety of application domains (e.g. web/internet development, database access, desktop graphical user interfaces, for scientici and numeric computing, education, network programming, software development, 3D graphics (including gaming), and more. Python is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Ruby, and Scheme, popular scripting languages.

Python 2.5.2

Price
Free to download

Size
9.4MB
License

Python Software Foundation License Version 2 (compatible with GPL)

Developer
Created in the early 1990s by Guido van Rossum. Receives contributions from others.

Website
www.python.org

System Requirements

Support Sites:
Python Documentation, Python Package Index

Selected Reviews:
Python vs. Perl, Comparing Python to Java

Key distinguishing features include::

  • clear, readable syntax
  • strong introspection capabilities
  • intuitive object orientation
  • natural expression of procedural code
  • full modularity, supporting hierarchical packages
  • exception-based error handling
  • very high level dynamic data types
  • extensive standard libraries and third party modules for virtually every task
  • extensions and modules easily written in C, C++ (or Java for Jython, or .NET languages for IronPython)
  • embeddable within applications as a scripting interface

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