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Python is a backend or server-side programming language. It’s consistently considered an easier language to learn, so it’s great for first time developers. Python is used in a variety of ways including web development, AI, data analysis, gaming, and more. Companies like Facebook, Google, NASA, Amazon, and Netflix all use Python. Explore Treehouse's Python content and start your learning journey today.

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What is Python?

Python was initially developed in the 1980s by Guido Van Rossum. It was modeled after the English language to make it easier to read and write compared to other programming languages. It was also named after the British comedy group Monty Python. As a server-side language, Python processes user inputs, interacts with databases and other servers, and more. Python is used in a wide range of industries including healthcare, marketing, financial services, etc. Because of its versatility, Python developers are in high demand. It is also one of the fastest growing programming languages.

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    What is Python used for?

    Being one of the most popular programming languages today, Python can be used for almost any task. A few popular ways to use Python include web development, machine learning, AI, data analysis and data science, data visualization, gaming, and software engineering. What makes Python so versatile are the various frameworks and libraries that have been created. For example, Django and Flask are Python frameworks that help you to create web applications. Numpy and Pandas are libraries used for data analysis and data science. Matplotlib and Seaborn are used for data visualization. These are just a few popular frameworks and libraries you may come across in your Python journey. Start learning Python today and see where it takes you.

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