This is a test to get the Python snippets going! For those of you who are scared of snakes, the language is named after the TV program, not the snake. Python is an interpreted language, but programs to compile/combine the code to an exe file are available (Py2Exe). The latest version of Python can be downloaded for free from the http://www.python.org site.
If you are just starting with the fun of Python coding, direct your eyes to: http://www.daniweb.com/techtalkforums/thread20774.html
If you really want to see what Python can do, take a look at: http://vpython.org/