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As a Python dev I can say that it’s popular with fintech most likely because it is one of the big players in data science right now, but also has great support for building for the web and REST APIs with DRF, Flask, Respnder, etc. I’m not, by any means saying, that Python is the best at any of these things. However, it is a great all-rounder that allows companies to use the same stack to rapidly go from idea to prototype to launch on all fronts. SciKit, Numpy, Pandas, SQLAlchemy or Django ORM, and a plethora of web scraping and data aggregation tools to do you “money stuff”. The. Use the same language to build the API and/or web app to serve it all to customers.

A decent team can make this happen very quickly due to Python’s ease of use and you’ve got a decent chance of launching before somebody can steal your idea and launch before you which, I imagine, is a big deal where financial tech is involved. Not sure if those are the absolute reasons, but that’s why I personally believe it is so popular with data-driven and financial companies right now.

As a Python dev I can say that it’s popular with fintech most likely because it is one of the big players in data science right now

Eh eh I was half joking. A decade ago at my very first job they were doing data science in fintech, in Python (nobody knew it was called data science nor fintech :D). There's a long history of Python as a favorite tool in academia and science, and it is really easy to integrate with C and C++, and lots of numerical libraries where. Also, Boost Python was in vogue.

Not sure if those are the absolute reasons, but that’s why I personally believe it is so popular with data-driven and financial companies right now.

Yeah, rapid prototyping and the fact it can scale with the company (and be even replaced when there's need to) is one of the reasons why people like Python. The enourmous amount of tools is another.

Whoops! Sorry. Took that just a trifle too literally. Ma bad!!

Don't be sorry, I learned something 😂

Python is still my go to language

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