Python is a computer programming language that was developed back in 1989 by Guido van Rossum. Unlike other programming languages python in much straightforward such as the English sentences you right. To much extent it has removed syntax learning barrier and is easier to read. According to 2020 Statista report python has a high market share of about 30%. From Tesla Artificial intelligence powered electric cars to high powered Facebook Artificial intelligence algorithms python is used. This is one of the main reasons of its big market share. It is a cross platform language which means it can be run across different operating systems and frameworks. Currently there are two versions of python being used python 2 and python 3. Latest version is Python 3.9.2. To run python, we must install python 3 from official website, which acts as an interpreter to help computer understand python code that will be written down.
Properties of Python
- Object Oriented Programming Language
- Platform independent language
Python can run on various operating systems such as windows, MacOS and Linux platform. Also, python provides portability so can be easily switched between different operating systems.
- Efficient than many programming languages
Uses less resources, easy on CPU despite a huge library.
- Open source with big community
As it is free to use anyone can download its free of cost, and you will be not wandering if get struck with an error because of large community and Q/A platforms.
- Easy/startup language
It is known as startup programming language as it is taught as base of programming in various institutes across the globe because of its easy to learn syntax.
- Wide Standard Library
A huge library for various domains such as web development, AI, and machine learning.
- Easy to debug.
As there is no compilation step which slows down the setup, so it is fast.
Uses of python.
Python is utilized in many domains such as
- Machine learning
- Web development
- Data science
- Fame development
- Desktop application development
- Internet of things
Python is open source that means you can use it for free. Here is a step-by-step guide of python installation.
- Check System Requirements:
- Minimum 5 GB free disk space
- Windows(x86/x64), Linux or MacOS operating system
- Download Latest python version.
Go to the official website (https://www.python.org/downloads/) and click on download python
- Use of Integrated development environment.
You can also use an Integrated development environment for python such as visual studio, eclipse and for that check the links below.
After successful download start installing it by following these steps
Press install now.
- Check Python installed correctly.
This part is vital. You must check if python installed correct. To do that
- Go to windows command prompt.
- Type the command “python –version”
- If command executed successfully and displayed python the installation is successful, and you can start coding through Command prompt or any IDE.
- Other options to start python coding.
If you want to start coding right away without being in hassle of installation and all you can code online through your web browser at different sites that provide a web-based compiler to run python. Bellow are some links to those websites.
Practice your Code online here
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