Python is a high-level text language developed by Guido Van Rossum in the 1980s. The language is quite popular because it’s free, accessible and relatively easy to learn compared to other text languages. If this is your first time learning a text-based language it is similar to block coding, like Scratch, in the way that we organize and structure our program.
Our computers need to be told exactly what to do, as they do not interpret information in the same way humans do. So you’ll need to be precise with your coding.
Usually, you would need to install a compiler on your computer that can interpret Python but we will be using one which is embedded into our website to make it easier for you. We’ll also be using a website called repl.it, this website is super useful for writing programs within a group project as its collaborative.