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Guido van Rossum created the Python programming language in the late 1980s. Python is a powerful modern computer programming language. It bears some similarities to Fortran, one of the earliest programming languages, but it is much more powerful than Fortran. It allows you to use variables without declaring them (i.e., it determines types at runtime), and it relies on indentation as a control structure. You are not forced to define classes in Python (unlike Java) but you are free to do so when convenient.

Python is freeware, in that you can obtain Python without spending any money. But Python is also free in other important ways, for example you are free to copy it as many times as you like, and free to study the source code, and make changes to it. There is a worldwide movement behind the idea of free software, initiated in 1983 by Richard Stallman.

Python is used for software development at companies and organizations such as Google, Yahoo, CERN, Industrial Light and Magic, and NASA. Experienced developers can accomplish great things with Python, but Python’s beauty is that it is accessible to beginning programmers and allows them to tackle interesting problems more quickly than many other programming language, more complex languages that have a steeper learning curve.

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