Python - An easy to understand programming language


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.

Python features a dynamic type system and automatic memory management. It supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-oriented, imperative, functional and procedural, and has a large and comprehensive standard library.

Python 2.7.13 comes with Debian and to see how it works, just open a terminal window and type:


Press Enter and the Python shell opens.


Now you can test out some simple things like math or the classic "Hello World".


>>> print 'Hello World'

Press Enter and the message Hello World gets printed on your screen. However, your little program won't be saved. You need an editor for that, luckily there is one very simple editor available for download named IDLE.

sudo apt-get install idle

Press Enter,

Then just type:


Press Enter, and the editor opens up. Now click on File, New File and begin writing your first program, then save it as a .py file and make it executable by:

chmod +x

Press Enter,

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