4 W's of Python
What is Python?
Python is an interpreted, object-oriented, high-level programming language with dynamic semantics. Created by Guido Van Rossum and first released in 1991. Python is a robust language.
Python interpreters are available for many operating systems. A global community of programmers develops and maintains CPython, a free and open-source reference implementation.
The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are available in source or binary form without charge for all major platforms, and can be freely distributed.
- Python is a simple language similar to the English language.
- Python has a syntax that allows developers to write programs with fewer lines than some other programming languages.
- Still, as simple as Python’s syntax looks, it is used for projects as complicated as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
- Python works on different platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, etc).
- Python runs on an interpreter system, meaning that code can be executed as soon as it is written. This means that prototyping can be quick.
- Python can be treated in a procedural way, an object-oriented way, or a functional way.
Where do we use Python?
Python is used in many application domains.
- Web and Internet development.
- Scientific and Numeric computing.
- Software development.
- Business applications.
- Desktop GUIs, etc.
Who can use Python?
Python is a great fit for a wide range of users, including:
- Beginning coders.
- Web and mobile app developers.
- Software Engineers.
- Data Scientists.
And anyone else working with or learning computer programming.