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, and a syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code,[25][26]notably using significant whitespace. It provides constructs that enable clear programming on both small and large scales.[27]

Python features a dynamic type system and automatic memory management. It supports multiple programming paradigms, including object-orientedimperativefunctional and procedural, and has a large and comprehensive standard library.[28]

Python interpreters are available for many operating systemsCPython, the reference implementation of Python, is open source software[29] and has a community-based development model, as do nearly all of its variant implementations. CPython is managed by the non-profit Python Software Foundation.

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