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What is Python? Python is an interpreted object-oriented and high-level programming language. Python is a very popular and easy to use language, a favorite among many programmers. One of the greatest benefits of the Python language compared to others is that Python is open-sourced.  This means that anybody can contribute their work to the main Python libraries, packages of pre-made code that can be imported and used in Python. An example of this benefit would be a very efficient arrangement of code that sorts data faster than some other common method of sorting. 

How it works: In general, Python is manually installed onto the path of someone’s computer. One can download the latest version of Python from this website. A quick installation guide can be found here for Windows and here for Mac users. To make the most out of Python, integrated development environments (IDEs) are used to help format, troubleshoot and run Python code. Most IDEs are like more advanced versions of the command prompt/line, they are more visually intuitive and provide the user with troubleshooting and formatting tools. You can use some IDEs to build computer/web applications that run on Python code. 

For parents/privacy: Python can be installed onto your computer from the official Python website. Python is a very popular and secure programming language that’s great for beginners to learn on. Here is the Python code of conduct, and here are Python’s legal notices.

Resources: Interested in Python? Check out these resources to learn more and see some real-world applications!



Watch Reza Tasooji explain the basics of the Python language and some basic programming terms.

Watch this clip showing some of 2018’s best Python projects (some of them are crazy!)

Also watch Reza give an in depth tutorial on how to install Python onto your Windows operating system and explain why it’s important to create virtual python environments.