The September Tiobe Index ranks Python as the third most-popular programming language after Java and C, marking the first time Python has ever cracked the top three positions in this index.
Tiobe says Python "is already the first choice at universities (for all kinds of subjects for which programming is demanded) and is now also conquering the industrial world. Python's selling points are easy to learn, easy to install, and easy to deploy."
Python's rise has taken approximately 20 years since its first Tiobe listing in the 1990s.
Python excels at big data analytics, while its repertoire ranges from Web and desktop applications to orchestrating system operation.
Python code is relatively easy to read and comprehend, supports multiple programming paradigms, and has a broad spectrum of software libraries that can be inserted into code and scaled to large apps.
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