Python Landscape and Introduction

Sophia Yang, Ph.D.
4 min readNov 13, 2019

Python Landscape

Python ecosystem. Source: Jake Vanderplas 2017 PyCon Keynote.

Python is the fundamental language surrounded by many packages built on top of Python. These packages then built on top of each other and work collaboratively form the Python ecosystem.

The first layer of packages on top of the Python language consists some of the fundamental tools. IPython and Jupyter Notebook are interactive interface for people to…