Introduction to Python – Interpreter
- Python is a high-level, interpreted, interactive and object-oriented scripting language. Python is designed to be highly readable. It uses English keywords frequently where as other languages use punctuation, and it has fewer syntactical constructions than other languages.
- It supports functional and structured programming methods as well as OOP.
- It can be used as a scripting language or can be compiled to byte-code for building large applications.
- It provides very high-level dynamic data types and supports dynamic type checking.
- It supports automatic garbage collection.
- It can be easily integrated with C, C++, COM, ActiveX, CORBA, and Java.
- The interactive interpreter can be used by executing the version of python you are running. Executing python3 will drop you into whatever version of python 3 you have installed.
- Python can do basic to complex mathematics functions built into the interpreter.
- You MUST define a variable in order to call it.
More Fun With The Interpreter
- Take a moment to see the output from each input.
- You don’t have to use the interpreter but do be aware of it.
- In the below screenshot we are using Visual Studio Code and running the script in interpreter after.