Today I’m going to answer the top 3 questions many peoples ask about python.
What is python?
What we can do with it?
And why it’s so popular?
In other words what does do that other programming languages don’t?
So python is the world’s fastest growing and most popular programming language, not just amongst software engineers, but also amongst mathematicians, data analysts, scientists, accountants, networking engineers, because it’s a very beginner friendly programming language. So people from different disciplines use python for variety of different tasks, such as data analysis and visualization, artificial intelligence and machine learning, automation.
In fact this is one of the big uses of python amongst people who are not software developers. If you constantly have to do boring, repetitive tasks such as copying files and folders around, renaming them, uploading them to a server, you can easily write a python script to automate all that and save your time. And that’s just one example, if you continue have to work with excel spreadsheets, PDF… download websites and parse them, you can automate all that stuff with python.
So you don’t have to be a software developer to use python, you could be an accountant, a mathematician, or a scientist, and use python to make your life easier. You can also use python to build:
But if you have some programming experience you may say, but you can say : ‘’ we can do all this stuff with other programming languages, so what’s the big deal about python ?
There are a few reasons. With python you can solve complex problems in less times with fewer lines of codes. Here’s an example :
Let’s say we want to extract the first 3 letters of the text: Hello World. This is the code we have to write in C# : str.Substring(0,3), this is how to do it in JS : str.substr(0,3), An there we do in python : str (0:3).
See how short and clean the language is? And that’s just the beginning, python makes a lot of trivial things really easy with a simple yet powerful syntax. Here are a few other reasons python is so popular. It’s a high level language, so you don’t have worry about complex tasks such as memory management, like you do in C++.
Its cross-platform which means you can build and run python application on W windows, Mac, linux.
It has a huge community so whenever you get stuck, there is someone out there to help.
It has a large ecosystem libraries, frameworks and tools which means whatever you want to do it’s likely that someone else has done it before, because python has been around for over 20 years.
Python is a multi-propose language with a simple, clean, and beginner-friendly syntax, all of that mean python is the best choice for a beginner programmer.
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