People often ask us why we have selected Python as our programming language rather than one of the many other options that exist. The answer? Because it’s the best!
If you ask AI to give you a list of the programming languages that people are using for machine learning, this is the response that you will get: “The programming languages people are using for machine learning are: Python, TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn, PyTorch, XGBoost.” If you then ask which of these programming languages is the most popular you will be told “Python”. There you have it!
It really is as simple as that, but for those of you that are curious why we think it is best, let us explain…
So, why Python?
Python is widely considered to be the best programming language for AI because of its large collection of machine learning libraries and its simple, easy to read syntax. Python’s extensive ecosystem of resources make AI and ML tasks much easier to implement and the simple syntax improves readability for the consumer. That is the simple answer, now let’s get into more detail…
Due to its simple syntax, Python is one of the easiest programming languages to learn and understand. This means that new programmers can quickly pick up the language and start working with it. Furthermore, there are a vast number of people who have chosen to use Python as their preferred programming language which has led to the formation of a large community of developers. Members of this community can contribute to open-source libraries and frameworks which make it easy to develop AI applications, especially for beginners!
As previously mentioned, Python has many libraries and packages that are specifically designed for AI, such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, and Keras. These libraries provide a wide range of tools for developing and deploying AI models. Python is a flexible language that can be used for a wide range of applications, including AI. It can be used for small projects, as well as large-scale projects, and it can be easily scaled as needed. This flexibility makes it a great choice for programmers who work on projects of all scales as they are able to use Python for all of their work rather than having to switch between languages based on the scale of their project. Equally, since Python is such a versatile programming language it is very popular for those that are first learning as it will allow them to work in all areas and will not shut any doors.
Lastly, it is very popular among data scientists because of its impressive data handling capabilities. Python's Pandas library makes it easy to manipulate large datasets and its visualisation tools make it easy to create compelling data visualisations.
That explains why Python is the best programming language to learn but…
Why does Software and Data use Python over other programming languages?
There are several reasons why businesses should consider using Python over other programming languages and many of these directly correlate with the reasons discussed above.
Firstly, since Python is easier to learn and understand than other programming languages, it will take employees less time to pick up and therefore a business can save both time and money when training employees. Hence, businesses can quickly prototype and develop applications, which can help them stay ahead of the competition.
As acknowledged above, Python is a very versatile language that can be used for a wide range of applications, including web development, data analysis, and AI. This makes it an excellent choice for businesses that need to develop applications in different areas as they are able to use one language for all projects. It is also a scalable language, meaning that it can easily be scaled up or down to meet the needs of a business. This means that businesses can use Python to develop applications for small projects or large scale projects. Both of these factors save time when training employees as it is only necessary to train them on one programme rather than wasting time learning multiple!
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, Python is an open-source language, which means that businesses can use it for free! This can save businesses money on licensing fees and reduce development costs.
Overall, Python is an easy and efficient programming language that is both cost effective and very versatile. All of these reasons make it an excellent choice for businesses of all sizes and demonstrate why we have chosen to use Python at Software and Data.
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