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Frequently asked questions about Python
What is Python?
Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose, dynamically-typed programming language. In other words, it’s a programming language that has an English-like, readable syntax that can be used to automate almost anything, with no compilation steps and enforcement of type declaration for data structures. Coupled with an extensive, batteries-included library it makes for an excellent beginner’s programming language since it allows for a faster edit, test, and debug cycle.
What is Python used for?
- Scientific Computing
- Data Science / AI
- API and Web Development
- General Scripting
How long does it take to learn Python?
Taking into account different learning methods, previous programming experience, effort, and motivation, it should take about 3 months to achieve basic to intermediate proficiency in Python.
What are the prerequisites for learning Python?
Dedication, discipline, interest in programming, and basic English literacy are all you need to learn a programming language like Python. Access to internet helps too. Basic understanding of the objected-oriented paradigm and boolean algebra will make for a smoother learning experience if you are a total beginner.