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The Python Programming Language

Python® is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.

Python runs on Windows, Linux/Unix, Mac OS X, OS/2, Amiga, Palm Handhelds, and Nokia mobile phones. Python has also been ported to the Java and .NET virtual machines.

Python is distributed under an OSI-approved open source license that makes it free to use, even for commercial products.

The Python Software Foundation (PSF) holds and protects the intellectual property rights behind Python, underwrites the PyCon conference, and funds grants and other projects in the Python community.


Python is important because of its flexibility. It can be used to develop almost anything, making it one of the most used languages. Because of this, most companies require knowledge of Python.

Newest Versions

  • Python 3.9.7 final (August 30th, 2021)
  • Python 2.7.18 (April 20th, 2020) Python 2.7 is the end of the Python 2.x series, and is succeeded by Python 3.

See Also

Opensuse programming information

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