Python is a high-level, general purpose programming language with a very strong focus on readability and intelligibility. Therefore, Python is especially especially well-suited for beginners.
As a very popular programming language, Python has a huge community worldwide and is especially beloved in the scientific community, since its easyness and multi-purpose character allows glueing together complex, non-python applications. Being a scripted language, Python is not as fast as e.g. C on low-level system operations.
Python is strongly intertwined with the open source movement.

Knight of Pi

Johannes Bergs aka Knight of Pi. Diploma in Bioinformatics, some Webdesign and Python coding then. Living in the beautiful city of Vienna.