Python is a high-level general-purpose programming language that can be applied to many different classes of problems.
The language comes with a large standard library that covers areas such as string processing (regular expres-sions, Unicode, calculating differences between files), Internet protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, XML-RPC,POP, IMAP, CGI programming), software engineering (unit testing, logging, profiling, parsing Python code),and operating system interfaces (system calls, filesystems, TCP/IP sockets). Look at the table of contents for library-index to get an idea of whatâ€™s available. A wide variety of third-party extensions are also available.
Consult the Python Package Index to find packages of interest to you.