Definition – What is Python
Python is a very high level, object-oriented, interpreted, general purpose, multi-paradigm, functional programming language developed by Guido Van Rossum that first appeared in 1990 at PSF (Python Software Foundation). It is a very simple yet very powerful programming language used by many professionals and big companies like google worldwide. Its syntax is very easy to understand because of English like syntax features. This powerful language can be used for teaching newbie and novice students.
Python can be used in any small or even very large scale applications. Although Python is built-in many rich features but also Python has an open source package index know as The Python Package Index or PyPI where you can find thousands of module and external package for using in your project to produce betters products.
You can also contribute to the Python Package Index by developing and releasing your own module. To download the necessary package for your project go to https://pypi.org/
Explanation – Python Programming Language
The version controlling and upgrading of Python and CPython is managed by the non-profit organization The Python Software Foundation. The two main two versions of Python is Python 2 and Python 3. The two versions of the Python different from each other for many features including module and syntax. For Example, Python PIP is installed by default in Python3 but it is not come by default in Python2. The latest version of Python is Python 3.8. You can download the latest version of distributions from: python.org/downloads/
Python is extensible in C and C++ Programming language. Python is portable with almost all the major OS and hardware. Python is a build-in rich standard library. The Python Standard Library consists of following features and distros:
- Built-in compound and the complex function
- Variety of Data Types for making complete programming requirements
- Rich text processing services
- Binary Data Services
- Numerical and mathematics for scientific analysis
- Very rich functional programming modules
- File and Directory access
- Data Compression and Archiving for Data Science
- Data Persistence
- Supports wide file formats etc.