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Introduction to Python® Programming and Developing GUI Applications with PyQT by B. M. Harwani

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Chapter 1. Python and Its Features

This chapter covers the following:

  • Introduction to Python and its features

  • Installing Python on different platforms

  • Interacting with Python through Command Line Mode and IDLE

  • Writing Your First Python Program

  • Understanding data types and basic elements in Python

  • Writing comments and continuation lines and printing messages

Python

Python is a very powerful high-level, dynamic object-oriented programming language created by Guido van Rossum in 1991. It is implemented in C, and relies on the extensive portable C libraries. It is a cross-platform language and runs on all major hardware platforms and operating systems, including Windows, Linux/UNIX, and Macintosh. Python has an easy-to-use syntax and is quite easy to learn, ...

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