William Komp, PhD.,
Senior Data Scientist, SmarterHQ
Python has seen significant growth in utilization in the areas of data science and predictive analytics in both the corporate and academic worlds. The KDNuggets2014 poll of dominant languages in Data Science (http://www.kdnuggets.com/2014/08/four-main-languages-analytics-data-mining-data-science.html) puts Python second to R in languages used in data science. Over 1/3rd of data scientists in the poll acknowledge use of Python in their work. In this article, we will give a brief highlights on the utility of Python and its use in data science and predictive analytics. Python is an open source interpretive scripting language with a vast community supporting its development. It can be
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