Python was the biggest gainer in the Tiobe index of language popularity in 2018, rising by 3.62 percentage points from January 2018 to January 2019, with a rating of 8.294 percent for this month.

Python is the most-frequently-taught first language at universities now, says the software quality sevices vendor. It leads in the statistical, artificial intelligence, systems tests, and scripting domains. And it’s leading in web programming and scientific computing, Tiobe says.

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Perfect for IT, Python simplifies many kinds of work, from system automation to working in cutting-edge fields like machine learning.

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