An interpreted, object-oriented programming language similar to Perl
but with clearer syntax and readability. Python is relatively easy to learn and can be interpreted in a number of operating systems, including UNIX-based systems, Mac OS, MS-DOS, OS/2, and various versions of Microsoft Windows 98. Python was created by Guido van Rossum, a former resident of the Netherlands and named for Monty Python's Flying Circus. The source code is freely available and open for modification and reuse.