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Example: "The developer created several extensions for Autodesk Maya using Python."

Python is a programming language commonly used for creating Web applications and software plug-ins. It is designed to be highly readable with an uncluttered visual appearance. Python is similar to other scripting languages like Perl and PHP, but uses English words more frequently and has less punctuation. Programs written in Python can be saved as basic scripts (with a .PY file extension) or compiled programs (with a .PYC extension).

Python is installed on nearly all Unix-based systems, including Mac OS X, and can be run from the terminal. Therefore, if you find out Python is on your computer, don't be scared. It's not a snake, just a programming language.

Published: June 7, 2010

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