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Python is a clear and powerful object-oriented programming language with an elegant and easy-to-read syntax. It is ideal for prototyping and ad-hoc tasks, but also sees wide use in scientific computing, web development, and automation.
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About Python

prices = {'apple': 0.75, 'egg': 0.50}
cart = {
  'apple': 1,
  'egg': 6
}

bill = sum(prices[item] * cart[item]
           for item in cart)

print(f'I have to pay {bill:.2f}')

Python is a strong language for beginners.

There are many resources available for programmers of all levels, the code is highly readable, and in many cases phrases are comparable to those in the English language.

Code can be written and executed from the command line, in an interactive IPython session, or in a Jupyter (IPython) notebook.

The most common form of Python is compiled in C; this is often invisible to the beginning programmer, but if there are uses for which exceptionally fast implementation is needed then C extensions can be written to optimize Python execution.

Python is used extensively in scientific computing, finance, games, networking, internet development, and in assembling pipelines of other programs.

Python was started by Guido van Rossum in 1989; its name is an homage to the comedy troupe Monty Python.

This track uses Python 3. It is highly recommended that students upgrade to at least Python 3.6 as some features used by this track may not be supported in earlier version of Python.

Python development is shepherded by The Python Software Foundation and there are active community-based user groups worldwide.

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The track also improved my ability to understand a problem and form questions around it

I started with the Python track which helped me to better understand the language's syntax and data structures. The track also improved my ability to understand a problem and form questions around it so that I was able to find or learn what I needed to in order to find a solution.

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Meet the Python Track mentors

Once you join the Python language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Brian Beach

I've been coding in Python off and on for 20 years. It's still my favorite language for many tasks.
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Cameron MacDonald GitLab

Python was my very first language and is still one of my favorites to write in. It's super simple to understand, easy to translate pseudocode to, and wonderfully verbose in its errors. Join me in the Python cult!
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Joshua Arulsamy

I'm a CS student and a python fanatic. I fell in love with python and want to help others realize how amazing it is. I think teaching is the best way to learn, so I would like to share my programming knowledge.
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Bahram Aghaei https://github.com/greatbahram/

I'm enthusiastic learner who is always looking for new projects and challenges and a huge Free Software enthusiast. Reach out if you want to talk about technology, life and sports.
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Frerich Raabe https://github.com/frerich

I've been using and enjoying Python in both hobby as well as professional projects for a few years now. Yet, I never cease to be amazed about how Python programs can be concise without being obfuscated or cryptic.
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David Jones Website

Love python, easy to read and fun to write
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Python exercises

These are a few of the 117 exercises on the Python track. You can see all the exercises here.

Palindrome Products
easy
loops
math
Hangman
medium
strings
Change
medium
algorithms
arrays
loops
Diffie Hellman
medium
algorithms
math
Food Chain
medium
algorithms
conditionals
loops
Leap
easy
booleans
conditionals
logic
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Python Track maintainers

The Python Maintainers are the brains behind the Python Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Dog

I can not only fetch JSON, but parse it too.
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Michael Morehouse My Techie Blog

Although Python wasn't my first -- and won't be my last -- programming language, it remains my favorite for introducing others to the joys, the pains, the infrequent ecstacies, and the occasional terrors of life before the REPL.
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Corey McCandless

Big fan of homemade bread and reusable code.

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