Chapter 3. Getting Started with the Python IDE

Python is a widely used programming language that has been around for over 20 years. Among many other things, this language is quite popular for its simplicity and dynamic typing. Type(datum) dynamically determines the type of the data object. It has a syntax that allows programmers to write a very few lines of code. Python supports multiple programming paradigms that include functional, object-oriented, and procedural styles.

Python interpreters are available on almost every operating system that is in use. Its built-in data structures combined with dynamic binding make it very attractive to use as a high performance language to connect the existing manipulative components quickly. Even in distributed ...

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