a masters degree in mathematics and computer science. • Employed at several large research facilities • Employed at Google(2005-2012) • Currently Employed at Dropbox Guido van Rossum • First created in 1999 • Stated Goals of easy, simple , readable and fast • Heavily used in large research facilities • Heavily used Google, youtube. • Named after Monty Pythons Flying Circus
can, C++ where we must") • Reddit • Yahoo Maps • BattleField 2 • ILM("The Phantom Menace") • ABN AMRO (Dutch State owned banked) • Red Hat • Los Alamos National Labs • NASA • NSA (rumored ;) http://wiki.python.org/moin/OrganizationsUsingPython
Laboratory) we have three accepted languages for scientific computing. In this order they are C/C++, Fortran in all its dialects, and Python. You’ll notice the absolute and total lack of Ruby, Perl, Java."
a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it is a duck" • Garbage collection • OO, functional and imperative • Extremely portable - QNX, VxWorks(powers rovers, asimo) - Cray and IBM supercomputers - Palm, nokia systems - Game consoles and iPods - Toasters