Python started as a scripting language, but now it is the new trend everywhere and in particular for data science, the latest rage of computing. It didn’t get there by chance: tools and concepts built by nerdy scientists and geek sysadmins provide foundations for what is said to be the sexiest job: data scientist.
In this talk I give a personal perspective on the progress of the scientific Python ecosystem, from numerical physics to data mining. What made Python suitable for science; Why the cultural gap between scientific Python and the broader Python community turned out to be a gold mine; And where this richness might lead us.
The talk will discuss low-level and high-level technical aspects, such as how the Python world makes it easy to move large chunks of number across code. It will touch upon current technical details that make scikit-learn and joblib stand.