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Python Parallel Programming Cookbook by Giancarlo Zaccone

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Introducing Python

Python is a powerful, dynamic, and interpreted programming language that is used in a wide variety of applications. Some of its features include:

  • A clear and readable syntax
  • A very extensive standard library, where through additional software modules, we can add data types, functions, and objects
  • Easy-to-learn rapid development and debugging; the development of Python code in Python can be up to 10 times faster than the C/C++ code
  • Exception-based error handling
  • A strong introspection functionality
  • Richness of documentation and software community

Python can be seen as a glue language. Using Python, better applications can be developed because different kinds of programmers can work together on a project. For example, when building a ...

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