Python, data and successful coding
Python is the computer language of choice for accountants. Kirstin Gillon explores its data-handling and statistical capabilities, and Rick Payne describes learning to code.
Its popularity is explained by its flexibility and ease of use. Its design philosophy emphasises simplicity, readability and white space, making use of English-like syntax. This makes it easier to learn than other languages, so a lot of beginners try Python as a first step. From a technical perspective, this simplicity also enhances the productivity of programmers.