CHAPTER 3

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Introducing Python

You may remember from the first chapter that the impetus behind the creation of the Raspberry Pi was to make programming more accessible for everyone, particularly kids. To that end, the creators wanted to release a relatively powerful computer that wouldn’t cost a lot of money and one that anyone could simply connect to a keyboard, mouse, and monitor and start programming.

Another facet of that creation was to make programming easier, and for that reason Eben Upton and his companions decided to include Python as an integral part of the Pi’s operating system. Python, they reasoned, was a powerful language, yet it ...

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