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Computer Programming - Python - Programming Language Tutorial (2002 Van Rossum)

Computer Programming - Python - Programming Language Tutorial (2002 Van Rossum)

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This is the Python Tutorial provided at the creator's site, www.python.organd was written by the creator of the Python language, Guido van RossumThis tutorial is Release 2.2.2, dated October 14th, 2002The Acrobat (PDF) file conversion was performed in February 2003
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Python Tutorial
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Copyright © 2001 Python Software Foundation. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2000 BeOpen.com. All rights reserved.Copyright © 1995-2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives. All rights reserved.Copyright © 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum. All rights reserved.See the end of this document for complete license and permissions information.
Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures anda simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python's elegant syntax and dynamictyping, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid applicationdevelopment in many areas on most platforms.The Python interpreter and the extensive standard library are freely available in source or binary form forall major platforms from the Python Web site,
, and can be freely distributed.The same site also contains distributions of and pointers to many free third party Python modules,programs and tools, and additional documentation.The Python interpreter is easily extended with new functions and data types implemented in C or C++ (orother languages callable from C). Python is also suitable as an extension language for customizableapplications.This tutorial introduces the reader informally to the basic concepts and features of the Python languageand system. It helps to have a Python interpreter handy for hands-on experience, but all examples are self-contained, so the tutorial can be read off-line as well.For a description of standard objects and modules, see the
document. The
http://www.python.org/doc/current/tut/node1.html (1 of 2) [2/18/2003 11:37:37 PM]
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gives a more formal definition of the language. To write extensions in C orC++, read
. There are alsoseveral books covering Python in depth.This tutorial does not attempt to be comprehensive and cover every single feature, or even everycommonly used feature. Instead, it introduces many of Python's most noteworthy features, and will giveyou a good idea of the language's flavor and style. After reading it, you will be able to read and writePython modules and programs, and you will be ready to learn more about the various Python librarymodules described in the
Python Tutorial
 Release 2.2.2, documentation updated on October 14, 2002.
for information on suggesting changes.
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