By DeVry University
November 29, 2022
8 min read
November 29, 2022
8 min read
Information technology newcomers and experienced professionals alike may wonder whether learning the program language Python can help them in their careers. There has been a considerable amount of buzz about Python since the programming language began developing a following around data science, machine learning, AI (artificial intelligence) and web development.
Why learn Python? This article will give you 9 very compelling reasons.
Easy to understand: Python’s readability, non-complexity and ability for fast prototyping contribute to its popularity.
Libraries: Python comes with numerous built-in libraries that are well suited for data mining, machine learning and AI.
Easier, more powerful implementation: With Python, programmers spend less time writing code and debugging errors compared with other languages.
Syntax: Python uses modern scripting and friendly syntax.
Broad support: Python’s support community is large, increasing its popularity even more.
Here are 9 Reasons to Learn Python:
Minimal setup: For beginners, the syntax of other languages may seem confusing. The minimal setup and readability of Python allows you to think like a programmer and save time.
Learning resources abound: Python is an open-source language that can be used by anyone. Online programming courses and tutorials are plentiful, ensuring that you never stop learning new codes and experimenting with your older ones.
Python is highly extensible: New additions can be extended or included with minimal to no change in the existing code.
Collaborative user communities
Savings of time and resources
Readily available code libraries and tools
Coding and programming
Digital devices and digital literacy
1Growth projected on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/software-developers.htm
*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.
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