Python is a programming language. Not just any programming language: it’s currently one of the most popular in the world. Whichever type of ranking you use, Python usually ends up in or just under the top five. It even seems to be the most discussed language on Reddit’s programming forum (www­.re­ddi­t.c­om/­r/p­rog­ram­min­g/).

Why is this important? There are two main reasons why you should care. The first is that a more popular language has a larger user base. If you run into an issue, there is a better chance that someone else has run into the same problem, and they might have already solved it. Almost the best thing about the internet is that it’s full of programming resources. Simply search for your problem (or error ...

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