Why you should use Python for machine learning

Learn why Python has become the go-to programming language for machine learning and deep learning applications

Why you should use Python for machine learning
Sandra Kuhlman/ Carnegie Mellon

What is it about Python—the language, the ecosystem, the development processes around them—that has made it into such a favorite for data science?

Python has long enjoyed growing popularity in many areas of software development—scripting and process automation, web development, general applications. More recently it has become a leading language in machine learning. In this article we’ll look at the four major reasons why Python has become a juggernaut in that field.

Python keeps programming simple

The first major reason is of a piece with why Python has become a general success story: the language makes things simple and keeps them simple.

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