python?

Hi, I am a complete beginner to blender and wanted to know if this thing called python is a must for the blender program.I have in my programs list "python 2.2 combined win32 extensions and python 2.2.1 installed.do i need this stuff and if i do where do i start.could anyone help me on this one.thanks

for blender, you don’t need to install python

however, for some python scripts, which use more of python than blender comes with, you will

those scripts should note that you need a full python instal

also, the current version of blender uses python 2.3, you may have issues with some scripts with your python version. [it doesn’t hurt to try however]