Python is a general-purpose programming language that was created in the late 1980s. So, while it has been around for quite a while, it has experienced a popularity surge of late, especially within the data science and data visualization communities. In fact, in a 2016 study performed by CodeEval found that Python was the most popular coding language, as seen in the following screenshot:
The full evaluation of all the coding languages, as well as the methodology for ranking the study used, can be found at the following website: http://blog.codeeval.com/codeevalblog/2016/2/2/most-popular-coding-languages-of-2016.
Python has a strong and passionate community of developers, and much of their innovation within the Python ecosystem has allowed it to branch out into other fields, such as business intelligence.
The greatest gap that has been filled between traditional Python programming and business intelligence...