Chapter 1. Welcome to Python!

Our introductory chapter provides some background on what Python is, where it came from, and what some of its “bullet points” are. Once we have stimulated your interest and enthusiasm, we describe how you can obtain Python and get it up and running on your system. Finally, the exercises at the end of the chapter will make you comfortable with using Python, both in the interactive interpreter and also in creating scripts and executing them.

1.1 What Is Python?

Python is an elegant and robust programming ...

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