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Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java.

Python combines power with clarity. It has:

In other words ....
Python comes with batteries included

Python is portable: it runs on many brands of UNIX, on Windows, DOS, OS/2, Mac, Amiga ... and even in a Java JVM.

Python is freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use. For more information, see http://www.python.org/.