Python Alternatives

    Python is described as 'interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinary combination of clarity and versatility, and is free and comprehensively ported' and is one of the leading apps in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Python for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Java. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Ruby or PHP. Other great apps like Python are Go (Programming Language) (Free, Open Source), C# (Free, Open Source), R (programming language) (Free, Open Source) and Lua (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 6, 2021

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      Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.
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      Java vs Python opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Java is still a legitimate alternative to Python, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      Arunmani Java is tough, close-sourced, complicated license, and must be typed a lot. In simple words, troublesome for beginners. Python breaks 'em all.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      Java is a cross-platform complex language and it's good for backend, just like Python. Its syntax involves printing using parenthesis, just like Py and also, it's very restrictive. HOWEVER, Java is not the very best alternative since: - its syntax is more complex and complicated, unlike py, which focuses on "user-friendliness"
      Top positive comment  8 months ago

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      It works very differently as a programming language.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Python is high level, this isn't, they have quite different functionality and syntax, if you want a lower level language like Java, use C++, it is better
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Java has built-in strong type system. Also java is object-oriented only language. Meanwhile: Python is designed as dynamically typed language. And support multiple programming paradigms, not only object-oriented.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Because i cant install java
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Java is not a scripting language
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    1. Ruby is a dynamic, reflective, general purpose object-oriented programming language that combines syntax inspired by Perl with Smalltalk-like features. Ruby originated in Japan during the mid-1990s and was initially developed and designed by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto.
      Ruby vs Python opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Ruby is a great alternative to Python.
      rishabhistwal Ruby can be used for web development Twitch like many big websites made on it .And rails framework gives much flexibility to made mobile apps and games can also be made.Simple and Powerful.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Buster_Blue Both are high level, general purpose programming languages, and they have a similar syntax.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      The syntax is more forgiving and easier to read and write.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      Ruby has very simple syntax, in my oponion ruby is the best programming language
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.
      PHP vs Python opinions
      Some users think PHP is a great alternative to Python, some don't.
      Python can do way more, PHP is a web-only language.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

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      Faster, longer supported, and can do more.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. Go, also called golang, is a programming language initially developed at Google in 2007 by Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson.
      Go (Programming Language) vs Python opinions
      Most users think Go (Programming Language) is a great alternative to Python.
      They are made for very different purposes.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      C# is a multi-paradigm programming language encompassing strong typing, imperative, declarative, functional, generic, object-oriented (class-based), and component-oriented programming disciplines.
      C# vs Python opinions
      Almost everyone thinks C# is a great alternative to Python.
      because c sharp is very easy to learn and can cover most of the types of development that is possible with python and has a strong community .
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      C# can do almost (if not) everything python is able to do. However, it does take more effort to do so, but you will be rewarded with more speed in the end.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      C# is different. People make OS' in C# in python not. C# is compiled, python not.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    3. R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.
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      R (programming language) vs Python opinions
      Almost everyone thinks R (programming language) is a great alternative to Python.
      R can replace (or complement) Python in virtually any data-driven task.
      Positive comment over 5 years ago

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      dimlakgorkehgz Less resource use many more stats packages.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      CeesT R is not a general purpose programming language like Python.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      When it comes to data science, R is on par with or probably even better than Python
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language.
      Lua vs Python opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Lua is a great alternative to Python.
      gnramires Very fast and lightweight. Easy to learn.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      Easy to learn and similar to python
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Perl is a high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming language with over 22 years of development.
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      Perl vs Python opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Perl is a great alternative to Python.
      its fast and its easier to write stuff in (relative to python)
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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    4. Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments.
      Julia vs Python opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Julia is a great alternative to Python.
      marcinkowalski Julia competes with Python
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Dart (originally called Dash) is a Web programming language developed by Google. It was unveiled at the GOTO conference in Aarhus, 2011 October 10-12. The goal of Dart is "ultimately to replace JavaScript as the lingua franca of web development on the open web platform.
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      Dart can be used for apps like Python.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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