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July 6, 2016updated 06 Mar 2017 2:50pm

What is Python?

Python has some key features that has helped to make it extremely popular.

By James Nunns

Python is an open source programming language.

The high-level general purpose programming has gained popularity due to its clear syntax and readability.

Similar to PERL, it has been designed to be relatively easy to learn and with a portable nature, this means that its statements can be read by various operating systems such as UNIX-based systems, Mac OS, and various versions of Windows.

Part of its popularity is due to its source code being freely available and open for modification and reuse.

What are its key features?

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