The IEEE Spectrum’s fifth annual interactive ranking of the top programming languages puts Python in the first spot. Out of 47 programming languages most commonly used today, Python is the most popular one, getting ahead of C, C++, and Java.
And as the renowned Economist claims, in their latest article about Python:
“Python’s killer features – simple syntax that makes its code easy to learn and share, and its huge array of third-party packages – make it a good general purpose language. Its versatility is shown by its users and uses. The Central Intelligence Agency has employed it for hacking, Pixar for producing films, Google for crawling web pages and Spotify for recommending songs.”