Define Python

Python is a high-level programming language, interpreted, interactive and object-oriented scripting language. Python is designed to be highly readable. It uses English keywords frequently whereas other languages use punctuation, and it has fewer syntactical constructions than other languages. Python is a case-sensitive programming language.

Features of Python

  1. Python is a Beginner's Language − Python is a great language for the beginner-level programmers, and it can be used as a scripting language or can be compiled to byte-code for building large applications.
  2. Python is Interpreted − Python is processed at runtime by the interpreter. You do not need to compile your program before executing it. This is similar to PERL and PHP.
  3. Python is Interactive − Python has support for an interactive, which allows interactive testing and debugging of code. You can interact with the interpreter directly to write your programs.
  4. Easy-to-learn − Python has few keywords, simple structure, and a clearly defined syntax. This allows the student to pick up the language quickly.
  5. Easy-to-read − Python code is more clearly defined and visible to the eyes. It provides very high-level dynamic data types and supports dynamic type checking.
  6. Easy-to-maintain − Python's source code is fairly easy-to-maintain. You can add low-level modules to the Python interpreter. These modules enable programmers to add or customize their tools to be more efficient.
  7. Portable − Python can run on a wide variety of hardware platforms and cross-platform compatible on all platforms (UNIX, Windows, and Macintosh).
  8. Python is Object-Oriented − Python supports Object-Oriented style or technique of programming that encapsulates code within objects.
  9. Databases − Python provides interfaces to all major commercial databases.
  10. Free and Open Source - Python language is freely available i.e. without any cost. And it is open-source also means you can modify, improve/extend its code.