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A: The other language is a form of Lisp, called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheme_(programming_language) Scheme]. You can learn about programming python in many ways of course (not least the [http://docs.python.org/tutorial/ python tutorial], which is what I read first). The coot python extensions are described in the documentation. There is a standard trivial formatting change that has to be made to get the syntax right for python, see "Python Scripting" [[http://www.ysbl.york.ac.uk/~lohkamp/coot/wincoot-faq.html|here]]. There is a growing collection of coot scripts in this Wiki article.