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Data scientist here. It’s great because non programmers find it easy and we have so so many tools available.

That said, the amount of cpu cycles wasted even with best of breed pandas is insane, and when you want to do something “pythonic” on big data it all falls down. When you want to deploy that model you are also going to have problems.

That said, it’s still the best tool for the job, but it’s certainly not because of the creators of Python.

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