Python vs. C vs. MATLAB

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What is Python?

Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.

What is C?

What is MATLAB?

Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. The language, tools, and built-in math functions enable you to explore multiple approaches and reach a solution faster than with spreadsheets or traditional programming languages, such as C/C++ or Java.
Why do developers choose Python?
Why do you like Python?

Why do developers choose C?
Why do you like C?

Why do developers choose MATLAB?
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What are the cons of using Python?
Downsides of Python?

What are the cons of using C?
Downsides of C?

What are the cons of using MATLAB?
Downsides of MATLAB?

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How much does Python cost?
How much does C cost?
How much does MATLAB cost?
MATLAB Pricing
What companies use Python?
3402 companies on StackShare use Python
What companies use C?
77 companies on StackShare use C
What companies use MATLAB?
12 companies on StackShare use MATLAB
What tools integrate with Python?
88 tools on StackShare integrate with Python
What tools integrate with C?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with C
What tools integrate with MATLAB?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with MATLAB

What are some alternatives to Python, C, and MATLAB?

  • JavaScript - Lightweight, interpreted, object-oriented language with first-class functions
  • PHP - A popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
  • HTML5 - 5th major revision of the core language of the World Wide Web
  • Java - A concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, language specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible

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