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Guile's core language is Scheme, and an awful lot can be achieved simply by using Guile to write and run Scheme programs. In this part of the manual, we explain how to use Guile in this mode, and describe the tools that Guile provides to help you with script writing, debugging and packaging your programs for distribution.
For readers who are not yet familiar with the Scheme language, this part includes a chapter that presents the basic concepts of the language, and gives references to freely available Scheme tutorial material on the web.
For detailed reference information on the variables, functions etc. that make up Guile's application programming interface (API), please refer to Part IV (see Part IV -- Guile API Reference).