So that the reader does not think that Python is a toy programming language in which you can only teach the basics of programming and safely forget about it further, I will briefly list the areas where it is actively used:
- System programming.
- Development of programs with a graphical interface.
- Development of dynamic websites.
- Integration of components.
- Development of programs for working with databases.
- Rapid prototyping.
- Development of programs for scientific computing.
- Game development.
What do we need to run Python programs?
Before answering this question, consider how programs run on a computer. Program execution
implemented by the operating system (Windows, Linux, etc.). The tasks of the operating system include the allocation of resources (RAM, etc.) for the program, prohibiting or
permission to access I / O devices and. etc.
An interpreter program (virtual machine) is required to run Python programs
Python This program hides from the Python programmer all the features of the operating system, therefore, writing
a Python program on a Windows system, it can be run, for example, on GNU / Linux and get the same result.
You can download and install2 the Python interpreter for free from the official website: http://python.org. For work, we need a Python interpreter version 3 or higher3
After installing the program, start the IDLE interactive graphical environment and
wait for the prompt to enter the commands:
Type “copyright”, “credits” or “license()” for more information.