Python: A Brief Introduction/List of Tutorials

Python is a powerful general-purpose programming language created by Guido van Rossum and was first released in 1991.

When van Rossum began implementing the language, he was reading the published scripts of the British comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. And the name Python was derived the name from it.

A Python program or script file ends with the .py extension.

Python has a large number of well-established libaries for Scientific and Symbolic Computation (NumPy, SciPy, SymPy), Machine Learning (Keras, PyTorch, Theano), Data Analysis (Pandas), Game Development (Pygame, PyOpenGL) and even Web Development (Django, Flask).

guido van rossum Guido van Rossum at OSCON 2006 by Doc Searls, via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 2.0