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Introduction to Python
Pythonis compatible with Windows, Linux, UNIX, Mac OS X, or OS/2 operating systems. Python is an open source programming language that supports object-oriented programming and structured programming. There is also a number of language features which support functional programming and aspect-orientated programming.
Python was designed to be extensible and allow you to use it as a extension language for other modules and applications that need a programmable interface. It was created in the late 1980's and its implementation was started in 1989 by Guido Van Rossum at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica or (CWI). Van Rossum is considered the principle author of Python and plays a central role in deciding the direction of Python(Python(programming language),http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Python_%28programming_language%29).
Python is used by quite a few large corporations including NASA, Google, Honeywell, and the New York Stock Exchange. You can visit www.python.org to see the most recent updates to this programming language.