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Python Dominates as De Facto Platform for New Technologies

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Eleven weighted metrics combined to make Python the most popular of dozens of languages.

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IEEE Spectrum's 2021 interactive rankings of the top programming languages once again lists Python as the platform of choice for new technologies.

Meanwhile, the continued dominance of C, C++, Java, and JavaScript in the top rankings stems from their merits and from the massive corpus of code written in them. The persistent popularity of languages designed to meet specific challenges, like R, SQL, and Matlab, also demonstrates the limits of Python.

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