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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. 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.
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  * ["BeginnersGuide"] - links to tutorials, courses and resources
  * ["Documentation"] - learning materials, topic guides and links to central resources
  * ["PythonBooks"] - books about Python plus reviews
  * ["Asking for Help"] - questions asked by beginners, answered here
  * [[BeginnersGuide]] - links to tutorials, courses and resources
  * [[Documentation]] - learning materials, topic guides and links to central resources
  * [[PythonBooks]] - books about Python plus reviews
  * [[Asking for Help]] - questions asked by beginners, answered here
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  * ["Languages"] - resources written in languages other than English
  * See also the [wiki:CategoryDocumentation documentation category] for all known documentation-related pages.
  * [[Languages]] - resources written in languages other than English
  * See also the [[CategoryDocumentation|documentation category]] for all known documentation-related pages.
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  * ["PythonConferences"] - information about the Python conference scene, plus upcoming conferences...
    * ["PyCon2008"]
    * ["EuroPython2008"]
  * ["PythonEvents"] - covers conferences, training courses and more
  * [[PythonConferences]] - information about the Python conference scene, plus upcoming conferences...
    * [[PyCon2008]]
    * [[EuroPython2008]]
  * [[PythonEvents]] - covers conferences, training courses and more
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  * ["PythonProjects"] - information on finding software projects written in Python, including...
    * ["Applications"] - ready-to-run applications which use Python
    * ["UsefulModules"] - some building blocks for your own projects
  * [[PythonProjects]] - information on finding software projects written in Python, including...
    * [[Applications]] - ready-to-run applications which use Python
    * [[UsefulModules]] - some building blocks for your own projects
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  * ["Community"] - a guide to the wider community   * [[Community]] - a guide to the wider community
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    * ["How to..."] guides
    * [http://www.python.org/dev/doc/ Contribute to the documentation]
    * [[How to...]] guides
    * [[http://www.python.org/dev/doc/|Contribute to the documentation]]
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    * ["Python24Fixes"] - task list for preparing the Python 2.4.4 release.     * [[Python24Fixes]] - task list for preparing the Python 2.4.4 release.
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See RecentChanges for a history, available in RSS format ([http://www.python.org/moin/?action=rss_rc http://wiki.python.org/wiki/python/img/moin-rss.png]). To see pages which need writing, take a look at ["DesiredPages"]. See RecentChanges for a history, available in RSS format ([[http://www.python.org/moin/?action=rss_rc|{{http://wiki.python.org/wiki/python/img/moin-rss.png}}]]). To see pages which need writing, take a look at [[DesiredPages]].

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

Events, Courses, Conferences

Python Software

Participating in the Community

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See RecentChanges for a history, available in RSS format (http://www.python.org/moin/?action=rss_rc). To see pages which need writing, take a look at DesiredPages.

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