Scripting Sections in Maya

The script editor is broken down into 2 parts:

Top section: output window

This reflects everything you do in Maya, from selecting objects to scaling and movement you’ll see this reflected in the output window

Bottom section: Input window

There are 2 tabs by default, MEL and Python these are the 2 languages that Maya supports.  You can create more tabs and select the language for that tab by clicking on the small plus icon: