Programming Fundamentals/Introduction Examples Python

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Overview[edit]

Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.[1]

Python is one of the most popular current programming languages[2], is frequently recommended as a first programming language, and often used in information systems and data science courses.

Example[edit]

Hello World[edit]

# This program displays "Hello world!"
#
# References:
# https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Non-Programmer%27s_Tutorial_for_Python_3/Hello,_World

print("Hello world!")

Output[edit]

Hello world!

Discussion[edit]

Each code element represents:Programming Fundamentals/Hello World

  • # begins a comment
  • print() calls the print function
  • "Hello world!" is the literal string to be displayed

Python IDEs[edit]

There are many free cloud-based and local IDEs available to begin coding in Python. Check with your instructor or do your own research for recommendations.

Cloud-Based IDEs[edit]

Local IDEs[edit]

References[edit]