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Before getting started, let’s get familiarized with this programming language first. What is Python Programming? Python is a powerful high-level, object-oriented programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1989. It has simple easy-to-use syntax, making it the perfect language for someone trying to learn computer programming for the first time. Python is a general-purpose programming language. It has broad range of applications from Web development like (Django and Bottle), scientific and mathematical computing (Orange, SymPy, NumPy) to desktop graphical user Interfaces (Pygame, Panda3D). The syntax of Paython language is clean and length of the code is relatively short. It's fun to work in Python because it allows you to think about the problem rather than focusing on the syntax. Python had deep focus on code readability & this tutorial will teach you python from basics. History of Paython: Python is a fairly old language created by Guido Van Rossum. The design began in the late 1980s and was first released in February 1991. Why Python was created? In late 1980s, Guido Van Rossum was working on the Amoeba distributed operating system group. He wanted to use an interpreted language like ABC (ABC has simple easy-to-understand syntax) that could access the Amoeba system calls. So, he decided to create a language that was extensible. This led to a design of new language which was later named Python. Why the name Python? No. It wasn't named after a dangerous snake. Rossum was fan of a comedy series from late seventies. The name “Python” was adopted from the same series “Monty Python's Flying Circus”. Release Dates of Different Versions of Paython: Version Release Date Python 1.0 (first standard release) January 1994 Python 1.6 (Last minor version) September 5, 2000 Python 2.0 (Introduced list comprehensions) October 16, 2000 Python 2.7 (Last minor version) July 3, 2010 Python 3.0 (Emphasis on removing duplicative constructs and module) December 3, 2008 Python 3.5 (Last updated version) September 13, 2015 Features of Paython Programming: · A simple language which is easier to learn · Free and open-source · Portability · Extensible and Embeddable · A high-level, interpreted language · Large standard libraries to solve common tasks · Object-oriented Uses of Paython Programming: · Programming video games · Artificial Intelligence algorithm · Programming various scientific programs such as statistical models