What is python used for ?
The word PYTHON- isn’t it scary? Does it bring the image of big reptile that we prefer to see either in jungles or zoo? Well, it’s time to change the image. Now on, you’ll remember word Python for its playfulness and pleasant productivity.
Python programming language was developed by Guido Van Rossum in February 1991. Python is based on or influenced with two programming languages:
- ABC language, a teaching language created as a replacement of BASIC,
Python is easy-to-learn yet powerful object oriented programming language. It is a very high level programming language yet as powerful as many other middle-level not so high level languages like C, C++, Java, etc.
Pluses of Python
- Easy to use object oriented language
- Expressive language
- Interpreted language
- Its completeness
- Cross-platform language
- Free and open source
- Variety of usage/Application
Python has evolved into a powerful, complete and useful language over these years. These days Python is being used in many diverse fields/applications, some of which are:
- Web application
- Game development
- System Administration
- Rapid prototyping
- GUI programs
- Database Application
- Data Science
- Machine learning
Python offers many choices for Web development:
Python’s standard library supports many internet protocols:
- FTP, IMAP
Python is widely used in Scientific and Numeric computing:
Although, it is not perfect for every type of application, yet it has many strengths that make it a good choice for many situations.