|But first, what is Python?
Python is an easy-to-learn programming
language. It runs on most versions of Windows, MacOS, Unix, and Linux.
It is very versatile and can be used for GUI/graphics programming, system
programming, text manipulation, and just about anything else you might
want to do.
These programs were written by me, my dad, and some friends for our own
amusement, but we thought they might be useful to others as well. They are
"open source" -- you may use and modify them as you wish as long as you
leave our names in them.
Before you can use the programs here, you must install Python on your
computer. Click here to install
Python from the official python.org website. We recommend using Python 2.3
or later. Just click on the version you want under "Python versions" at the
left edge of the screen and you'll see the Windows installer or other
package you need for your operating system. If you are running Linux
such as RedHat 8.0 or later, you probably already have Python 2.2 or later
installed by default.