Python Examples

Dave Braunschweig

File:Python logo and wordmark.svgOverview

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.[1]

Python is one of the most popular current programming languages[2], is frequently recommended as a first programming language, and often used in information systems and data science courses.


Hello World

# This program displays "Hello world!"
# References:

print("Hello world!")


Hello world!


Each code element represents:[3]

  • # begins a comment
  • print() calls the print function
  • "Hello world!" is the literal string to be displayed

Python IDEs

There are many free cloud-based and local IDEs available to begin coding in Python. Check with your instructor or do your own research for recommendations.

Cloud-Based IDEs

Local IDEs



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