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The Python Wiki

Python is a great object-oriented, interpreted, and interactive programming language. It is often compared (favorably of course :-) ) to Lisp, Tcl, Perl, Ruby, C#, Visual Basic, Visual Fox Pro, Scheme or Java... and it's much more fun.

Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, as well as to various windowing systems. New built-in modules are easily written in C or C++ (or other languages, depending on the chosen ["implementation"]). Python is also usable as an extension language for applications written in other languages that need easy-to-use scripting or automation interfaces.

Getting Started

  • ["BeginnersGuide"] - links to tutorials, courses and resources

  • ["Documentation"] - information about Python's documentation plus other resources
  • ["PythonBooks"] - books about Python plus reviews

  • ["Asking for Help"] - questions asked by beginners, answered here
  • BeginnerErrorsWithPythonProgramming - some common pitfalls

  • PythonAudioMaterial - a mixture of introductory and topical material

  • ["Languages"] - resources written in languages other than English
  • See also the [wiki:CategoryDocumentation documentation category] for all known documentation-related pages.

Events, Courses, Conferences

Python Software

Participating in the Community

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