An interpreted philosophy that emphasizes code readability A syntax that allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines Python 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. Python is Interpreted Python is processed at runtime by the interpreter. You do not need to compile your program before executing it. This is similar to PERL and PHP. Python is Interactive You can actually sit at a Python prompt and interact with the interpreter directly to write your programs. Python is Object-Oriented Python supports Object-Oriented style or technique of programming that encapsulates code within objects. Python is a Beginner's Language Python is a great language for the beginner-level programmers and supports the development of a wide range of applications from simple text processing to WWW browsers to games.