Python 3 Tutorial

Guido van Rossum

Guido van Rossum
The designer of Python,

Python is designed to be highly readable. It is derived from many other languages, including Modula-3, C, C++, Algol-68, Smalltalk, and UNIX shell and other scripting languages.

Python is copyrighted. Like Perl, Python source code is now available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

Python is now maintained by a core development team at the institute, although Guido van Rossum still holds a vital role in directing its progress.

This tutorial is designed for software programmers who need to learn Python programming language from scratch.

To learn Python, you should have a basic knowledge of computer fundamental. No programming skills is required to learn Python, however if you have basic understanding of any programming languages that have added advantage.

Python is the fastest growing language in terms of number of developers, who are using it, in terms of libraries, in term of number of companies who are using it and in term of the areas you can implement it, like Machine learning, AI, Software development, web development & many more, thats why it is called as general purpose language.

Many popular website uses Python like Google, YouTube, Yahoo, and many more are using python as main or supported language. Reddit is written on Python.

The Language name it as Python, the reason behind it is the Author is a big fan of British comedy movie called as Monty Python Flying Circus.

Python Version History
Version Release Date
Python 0.9.0 February 1991
Python 1.0 January 1994
Python 2.0 October 2000
Python 3.0 December 2008
Python 3.6 December 2016
Python 3.7 May 2018
Python 3.8 October 2019
Python 3.9 October 2020
Python 3.10 October 2021
Python 3.11 October 2022
Python 3.11 October 2022
Python 3.12 October 2023