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Is Python a good language for your needs?
When to use Python
For rapid prototyping of complex applications---and, often, the production version.
When you want to leave legible, modifiable, reusable programs
For portability across all the major hardware and software platforms (Unix, Macs, Microsoft, etc.)
As a ``glue language'' for connecting up the obvious pieces of a complex solution, such as Web pages, databases, and Internet sockets.
When you want a modern, well-designed object-oriented language.
to use Python
For heavily compute-bound applications. Python is an interpreted language and cannot compete with truly compiled languages in absolute code efficiency.
As a replacement for highly tuned special-purpose software such as databases and graphics rendering engines.
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