Python

Python is an interpreted object-oriented programming language suitable (amongst other uses) for distributed application development, scripting, numeric computing and system testing. Python is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic or Scheme.

Starting

To start the Python interpreter, type:

python

on any shell command line.

Stopping

Type <Ctrl>-<d> (ie; EOF) to stop the interpreter.

Documentation Online

The HTML online manual is available.

See the README file in /usr/local/share/doc/python/Demo for some demonstration programs.

Related

The Python Home Page resides at Python.Org. You can find a FAQ there that may answer some questions.