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Python is a general-purpose programming language used for application development, server backend, web programming, data analysis and machine learning. Python is an alternative to languages such as Java, C, and R. Python is considered one of the best introductory programming languages because of its straightforward syntax which closely mimics English. This easy syntax also makes it popular among software engineers, academic researchers and data scientists. Although Python is easy to learn and able to be written very quickly, it is also extremely powerful, which makes it popular for data processing, machine learning, and AI applications.
If you want to know how to learn Python fast, you must be committed to understanding the basics. Use a high-quality book, online tutorial or mentor and adopt the habit of making notes. To get started with Python programming, you need to download Python the easiest way to do this is through downloading the anaconda python distribution. Try to code every day. It’s also important to surround yourself with people who are learning or with mentors. Practice makes perfect, so try to work on projects to practice the concepts you’ve learned. If you’re looking for programming problems to solve, websites such as codewars.com and practicepython.org have numerous problems at a wide variety of skill levels.
Python is one of the most widely used programming languages. Tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Netflix use Python as one of their main languages for machine learning and for their web server back-end. Python is also popular with government agencies. For example, NASA uses Python, and the CIA even has its own Python code conventions. Companies such as Goldman Sachs and Uber have also exploited the simplicity and user-friendliness of the Python language. With so many important companies utilizing Python as a core programming language, it’s no wonder that Python programming skills are high in demand.
If you are interested in ruby programming, which is also used for building web applications, some of the applications that Ruby developers have created include the TV streaming service Hulu and Airbnb. Other popular applications include Goodreads, Github, and MyFitnessPal.
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Ethan, is a Harvard PhD student studying systems and synthetic biology as well as an elite private tutor. Ethan graduated (summa cum laude) from The College of William & Mary with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Biology and has helped countless students improve their grades and standardized test scores.
Ethan works with middle school, high school and undergraduate students in a number of areas including standardized test prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, AP tests) and high school and college level STEM subjects (Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, etc).
In addition to helping countless students improve their test scores and grades, Ethan is also an accomplished research scientist with multiple peer reviewed publications in the fields of synthetic biology and bioengineering.
Currently Ethan is a Ph.D. student in the Systems, Synthetic and Quantitative Biology program at Harvard University whose research focuses on methods development and synthetic biology tool design. He scored 165V/167Q on the GRE and was accepted to Ph.D. programs at Princeton, Stanford and others. During his undergraduate, Ethan led William, & Mary’s International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) team to numerous awards and a world 2nd place finish. His unique scientific skills and background makes him the perfect fit for students struggling in their STEM subjects, undergraduates applying to graduate programs, students looking for custom enrichment courses and prospective scientists looking for help with a science fair project or finding a lab. Outside of his scientific career Ethan has worked as a consultant in the private credit markets. In his spare time Ethan enjoys running, aquascaping and watching the Eagles on Sundays.