languages split into high-level and low-level. Python is one of the high-level programming languages. Python has
libraries for data loading, visualizatio, natural language processing, statistics, image processing and etc. The important
python libraries used for data analysis are numpy and pandas.
The history of Python is extremely dramatic. The Python language was developed by Guido
van Rossum at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands. It happened during Christmas as Guido
planned to spend his Christmas holiday wisely. Why it is called “Python”? Because Guido was a big fan of the
‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’, a British comedy series in the 1970s.
The Python language was developed based on the foundation of the ABC languages. Guido believes
that the Python language is not a open source and it causes Python has not been widely used despite the ABC
language is very powerful.
Based on this consideration, Guido has added in a lot of features that did not exist in the ABC
languages such as powerful Python libraries. The Python libraries able to help programmer in linking variety
of modules (especially C and C++) together easily. Thus, Python is often called as ‘glue’ language.
To compare with the traditional C, C++, Java, etc.,
Python has less stringent requirement on the code format. User does not have to spend too
much effort in writing codes.
For example, Python does not require a semicolon at the end
of every statement.
Open source means that all users can see the source code. The programmer’s code written in Python is
For example, Programmer developed a AAA system and publish online. Then the user able
to download all the source code of the system and modify it accordingly to their own requirement.
The Python interpreter and modules are open source. Python users are involved to improve the performance
|Users use Python to develop or distribute their own programs without paying any fees or worrying about
copyright issues. Even for commercial usage, Python is free.
|Python is high-level language. It is easier to use without worrying about the details. The structure of
Languages can be seen in the Figure 1.
|Python is an interpreted language that can cross platforms. It able to be used in different types of
|Object-oriented programming language
|Python is object-oriented programming language. It is a feature that helps in developing huge programs
without many restrictions.
|Python has many modules thus programmers can use modules to fasten their program development.
|Web application development
Python is also used for web development despite PHP and JS are still the mainstream language for
web development. Python is gaining more momentum especially when Python’s web development framework
(such as Django, Flask, TurboGears, etc) becomes mature, thus programmers can develop and manage complex
web programs easily.
For example, the mod_wsgi module enables Apache to run web programs which written in Python Language.
The world’s largest video website, Youtube, is also developed using Python.
Python is the mainstream programming language in machine learning, neural networks and deep learning in the
field of artificial intelligence.
Currently, the world’s best artificial learning frameworks (such as Google
Tensor Flow, Facebook PyTorch, etc.) are developed based on big data analysis and deep learning which using Python
|The Python programming language can be used to write web crawler. Technically speaking, Python provides many tools for
writing web crawlers such as urllib, Selenium and BeautifulSoup. It also provides web crawler framework called Scrapy.
|Since 1997, NASA has used Python extensively for a variety of complex scientific operations. Comparing with other interpreted
such as NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib, Pandas, etc.
| Currently, most of games use C++ to write high-performance modules such as graphical display, which using either Python or Lua to
write the game logic. Lua is simpler and lightweight while Python able to support more features and data types.