IEEE Spectrum's 2019 roster of leading programming languages once again ranks Python in the top slot, not least because of the massive amount of available specialized libraries, especially in the artificial intelligence field.
A significant expansion in computing power in microcontrollers adds to the growing popularity of embedded versions of Python, like CircuitPython and MicroPython. Java, C, and C++ are respectively ranked second, third, and fourth, while the number-crunching language R ranked in fifth place, driven by ever-mounting volumes of big data.
The sixth-place ranking of MathWorks' Matlab—a proprietary language designed for numerical computing—mirrors the language's popularity in hardware engineering, particularly for users running models or engineering control systems with MathWorks' graphical Simulink package.
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