Nowadays Python is probably the programming language of choice (besides R) for data scientists for prototyping, visualization, and running data analyses on small and medium sized data sets. And rightly so, I think, given the large number of available tools (just look at the list at the top of this article).However, it wasn’t always like this. In fact, when I started working on my Ph.D. back in 2000 virtually everyone was using matlab for this. And again, rightly so.
A long time ago when John Travolta’s popularity was at its peak in the 70’s, Paramount edited out seven minutes from Saturday Night Fever so it could play on a double bill with the PG rated Grease.