Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.
Python is one of the most popular current programming languages, is frequently recommended as a first programming language, and often used in information systems and data science courses.
# This program displays "Hello world!" # # References: # https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Non-Programmer%27s_Tutorial_for_Python_3/Hello,_World print("Hello world!")
Each code element represents:
#begins a comment
print()calls the print function
"Hello world!"is the literal string to be displayed
There are many free cloud-based and local IDEs available to begin coding in Python. Check with your instructor or do your own research for recommendations.