Python is an interpreted high-level programming language for general-purpose programming.Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python has a design philosophy that emphasizes code readability, notably using significant whitespace.

A programming language is a formal language that specifies a set of instructions that can be used to produce various kinds of output.Programming languages generally consist of instructions for a computer.

This book describes Python, an open-source general-purpose interpreted programming language available for a broad range of operating systems. There are currently three major implementations: the standard implementation written in C, Jython written in Java, and IronPython written in C# for the .NET environment.