Why Python Rocks for Research

  title={Why Python Rocks for Research},
  author={Hoyt A. Koepke}
T HE FOLLOWING IS an account of my own experience with Python. Because that experience was so positive, this is an unabashed attempt to promote the use of Python for general scientific research and development. About four years ago, I dropped MATLAB in favor of Python as my primary language for coding research projects. This article is a personal account of how rewarding I found that experience to be. As I describe in the next sections, the variety and quality of Python's features have spoiled… CONTINUE READING