The Python Programming Language
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.
- 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.