A lot of cool features have been built with Python, but Python isn’t very fast and so jobs that need quick execution usually go to another language like C/C++.
What Python is really good at though, is being a scripting language. Python is a versatile, high-level scripting language.
Great Resource If You Want To Learn Python
Python has a wide range of modules, from machine learning and game engines to GUIs and Internet protocols. The standard library itself is huge.
Here is a link that can give you some ideas about the kinds of things you can do with Python:
Python Libraries You Can't Live Without
Lee's Python Power Point
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