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What makes python preferable to NASA NSA Google CIA and the likes?

Why python is preferred by the likes of Google and Cia

2nd Mar 2017, 4:45 PM
Zemuldo - avatar
18 Answers
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There are plenty of reasons : just to mention some: These organisations use python to among other things, integrate their software systems... also, since they maintain extensive databases, they use mixture of ways, python being chief among them, to manage their database systems
2nd Mar 2017, 4:58 PM
<^>washika D<^>
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one of the bigger reasons is the interpretation vs compilation. If an employee creates a program and it compiles correctly that's not a guarantee that it can't break the system it's running on or corrupt things, whether intentionally or not. Python, since it is interpreted, has some inherent safeties in that respect. Also, many of those companies have many different systems that would need to run a single program. Python allows the same script to be executed across many different varieties of OSs and architectures while compiled languages require recompilation for each architecture. The last point I would like to make is security. Many companies big and small are set up in their users' permissions to only do what they need to do. Execution of a compiler should only be done by a programmer. Not a secretary. But a secretary may have a need, or benefit from, being able to create a python script to aid in their work flow and management.
3rd Mar 2017, 7:53 PM
Kevin Gilkey-Graham
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...plus it's awesome :)
2nd Mar 2017, 6:41 PM
Kuba Siekierzyński
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I just stumbled upon this post again. I forgot to mention that I don't think the NSA's primary language is python because I know someone that contracts alongside them through the US Army and works with communications via satellite and other means (weren't specified). He said that the primary language, from what he sees, is raw C++. Like... there is no C++11, C++14, or C++17. It's the first version of C++ with no extensions or anything (Pretty sure that would be C++98 if I remember correctly).
14th Jun 2017, 1:28 AM
Fox - avatar
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First: Python Is Used In A lot And And lot Of Topics For Example Machine Learning Data Science Price Predictions Sometimes Bitcoin Mining Networking Remote Adminstration Tools (RATs) GUI It Has A Powerful Accessibility Powerful Server Side Language Just For Knowledge : Did You Know That There Was A Russian Guy Who Was Searching For A Very Rare Thing In Python And He Found It Do You Know What Happened In That Moment ? Google Challenges Registry Popped In His Face, He Completed The Challenge In Python And Got A Job At Google
25th Jan 2018, 12:27 AM
warlord - avatar
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Plus It's A Huge Beast In Machine Learning And AI And It's Very Easy To Use
25th Jan 2018, 12:30 AM
warlord - avatar
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Ease of use For quick automation scripts Human friendly(syntax) :)
5th Mar 2017, 2:25 AM
Godric Oscar Dolphine
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A few good reasons why Python is an excellent language: - you get results, fast: There are many libraries, which provide you with useful and well made tools. Think NumPy, Matplotlib, Theano, SymPy or pandas. - your code runs fast enough for most uses: Let's face it, Python is slow. But in most cases you don't really care if your code takes 0.1s or 0.4s to run. And if you do you can just use C for the computationally intensive parts of your programme and you are fine. - Python code is easy to read and to maintain, if you adhere to basic style guides. This is especially important, if you work on big software projects with many other people.
5th Mar 2017, 12:59 PM
Tob - avatar
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your technique is more important than the tool you use to enact. consider problem solving mastery thru code the objective, not learning the code language
7th Mar 2017, 4:08 AM
Hei Hei
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its a high-level general purpose language yet dynamic and code readability can be used to control and fly simple drone ,automate electronic manufacture facilites, data collection & control...etc
3rd Mar 2017, 10:26 PM
Muhamed Ziedan
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python is a minimalist language. Although there are many ways to get things done, Python people always wanna get things done in the most efficient and graceful way. Hence it's relatively easy to maintenance written codes, meaning less costly for enterprises.
5th Mar 2017, 5:54 PM
M Moonchie
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it is fast to code and very popular
7th Mar 2017, 7:10 AM
Abenezer Seleshi
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I'm into Java and python both and as far as I've learned it. Phyton is really user friendly. easy to understand as they have simpler codes, comparatively less complexity makes it really really fun to program from day 1. If you have made some programs- in Phyton you would known that less complexity of syntax is makes it utterly easy to play with codes from day 1 itself.
7th Mar 2017, 7:17 AM
rahul pal
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Python is useful for mathematics and science. All of those organizations need mathematicians in order to model problems with math, and then implement the models on a computer.
4th Apr 2017, 2:49 PM
Keenen Cates
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more reason is powerfull comparing other languages like Java and c++ . it is also interpretation and easy
7th Mar 2017, 8:46 AM
Ranjith R
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since it gives u a lot of powerful tools methods like reg expression and also extensive packages. You can construct your own packages because python is open source and u are not bound to share u r custom packages. That will obviously attract govt security agencies and other organizations requiring secrecy :)
5th Mar 2017, 4:13 AM
Raihan Ahmed
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plus it is an ancient yet powerful programming language.
5th Mar 2017, 3:10 PM
Kenny Dabiri
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but C++ is better
3rd Mar 2017, 4:44 PM
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