NYU Stern School of Business

Business Analytics Club

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PYTHON

Main Purpose

web/app development, automation, data mining and analytics, data visualization
 


Benefits of this Resource

More readable than many programming languages, and widely used among amateur and self-taught programmers. There are countless add-on library packages as well; often someone else has already done the work of writing a tricky piece of code, all you have to do is import it.


Limitations

slower than more advanced languages, open source libraries mean you might occasionally run into bugs
 


File Type Compatibility

.py

Level of Expertise Required

High
 


Where to access

free at https://www.python.org/downloads/ or for a more complete offering with multiple libraries and a few choices of command shells for easier coding and debugging: https://store.continuum.io/cshop/anaconda/


Sources to Learn

Code Academy (http://www.codecademy.com/learn)