[BangPypers] Regarding Python popularity

Shashwat Anand anand.shashwat at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 12:28:47 CET 2010

<rant> Companies coming for hiring (campus-placement) never look the
knowledge of python as an additional advantage. Infact none of them care. I
check-listed the profile of all the 20+ companies which came and none of
them had to deal with anything python (except google, amazon, directi) and
even these three were indifferent towards python. One had to clear
written-round which consist of C/apti and then technical round consist of
C/C++/Java/DS/Algo/OS, finally HR round which is generally non-technical.
The skills they look for, python never fits into it.
Mine one of senior (at Amazon) suggested me "Go learn C++/ Java and improve
your DS/ Algo/ OS/OOP skills, and things of your interest can be done in
free time after you land a nice job." He does ruby stuff in his free time
and java at office.
Just wanted to say that for a student, who want ti get recruited via campus
placement knowledge of C/C++/Java is a must and the knowledge of python
doesn't even count. Sad :( </rant>

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:40 PM, Ankur Gupta <ankur at thinklabs.in> wrote:

> Hi,
> Python usage as a prototyping language is very high. Lot of ppl in Machine
> Learning field use Python to prototype and test their algorithm against
> small dataset and finally code the same in C++/Java for deployment. (Don't
> want to get into what runs fast/slow flamewar plz).
> Regards
> Ankur
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:25 PM, Srinivas Reddy Thatiparthy <
> srinivas_thatiparthy at akebonosoft.com> wrote:
> > >>If you look beyond the Marketing and a bit of the resultant herd
> > mentality, you will realise that most languages have a good sweetspot
> > they manage to excel at.
> >
> >
> > I never searched for it .But in what domains  Python is excellent
> > compared to other OOP languages?
> > I know that for AI ,you need to write code in LISP.
> > If you write AI application in Java,then  you selected a bad tool for
> > that particular  problem.
> > So pls answer me accordingly.
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