Part 1. Starting out


This section will tell you a little bit about Python, its strengths and weaknesses, and why you should consider learning Python 3. You’ll also see how to install Python on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms and how to write a simple program.

Finally, chapter 3 is a quick, high-level survey of Python’s syntax and features. If you’re looking for the quickest possible introduction to Python, read chapter 3.