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Information about Python, a quality programming/scripting language.


Introduction to Python

What is Python used for? Where can I use Python?

Read this quality article: WTF is Python?

Is Python a scripting language?

About Python

What is the current version of Python?

3.7.2, as of 12 February, 2019. The homepage of python.org should show the latest release version, version history, and release scehdule information.

Is Python free to use? Can I use Python for commercial use?

Yes. Read the licensing information for related information:

Who owns the Python language?

The Python Software Foundation is the primary organization that supports and maintains Python:

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that holds the intellectual property rights behind the Python programming language. We manage the open source licensing for Python version 2.1 and later and own and protect the trademarks associated with Python. We also run the North American PyCon conference annually, support other Python conferences around the world, and fund Python related development with our grants program and by funding special projects.

Source: https://www.python.org/psf/

Is Python an open source?

Yes, Python is one open source. You can find the source code here:

Technical Questions

Is Python 64 bit or 32 bit?

Which software is used for Python? Is Python based on C?

Setting Up Python

How do I tell which version of Python I have?

How do I check PIP version?

How do I know if I have Python installed on Windows?

What is the best Python IDE?

Vim, probably. Vim is the master race. I mean, that's not really an IDE, but it's still the master race.

Learning Python

Is Python the best language for beginners?

Yes. Anyone who fucking tries to teach data structures in C to a novice programmer is a retard.

What is the best source to learn Python?

Just fucking install Python and fuck around until you have something vaguely useful.

Which is better Python or Java?

To generalize:

  • Python is better for projects that are small, that need to be done quickly, and/or that are one-off projects. Python is also particularly widely used for tasks related to data analysis and machine learning. Python is easy to use for smaller projects although can run into issues with scalability. Python is also, by any reasonable metric, easier for new programmers to learn than is Java.
  • Java is generally better for projects that are larger and/or that need to be supported across larger userbases and/or platforms.

Related: https://hackr.io/blog/python-vs-java-2019

Terrible Questions

Is Python easy/hard to learn?

Python is easy to learn, unless you have brain damage, are lazy, or are incompetent. Spend more time trying harder and less time searching for answers to this question.

Can I learn Python in a month?

Please try harder and spend less time searching for answers to this question.

How many days it will take to learn Python?

This is a bad question and you should feel bad.

    Miscellaneous Questions

    What is get in Python?

    From the Python documentation:

    get(key[, default])

    Return the value for key if key is in the dictionary, else default. If default is not given, it defaults to None, so that this method never raises a KeyError.

    Source: https://docs.python.org/2/library/stdtypes.html#dict.get

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