Python is a high-level programming language created by Guido van Rossum. It is a multi-paradigm which mainly supports object-oriented programming, procedural programming, and functional programming. Object orientation capability of Python allows the programmer to use, create classes and to build objects using them. All real-world scenarios can be modeled to objects. Student, teacher, employee, book are examples of objects. Even a complex business process can be brought to the computing environment to develop software solutions using Python. Python is a general-purpose language, which means it can be used to build just about anything, which will be made easy with the right tools/libraries. Professionally, Python is great for backend web development, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and scientific computing. Many developers have also used Python to build productivity tools, games, and desktop apps.

C programming

C is a high-level programming language found by Dennis Ritchie when developing the UNIX operating system. It is a foundation programming language for other programming languages such as Java, Python, JavaScript, etc. It is a structured programming language which allows using functions and iterations.

C is a compiled programming language. The complete source code is converted into a machine language which is easier for a computer to understand. Therefore, it is a fast language, and it is widely using for hardware-related applications such as operating systems and network drivers.

In C language, it is programmer’s task to allocate memory on his own. C has functions for dynamic memory allocation. Normally, once the program finishes execution, the operating system frees the allocated memory. It is a good C programming practice to use free function to release the allocated memory.

Comparing Python and C programming

Python is a multi-paradigm. It mainly supports Object-oriented programming, Procedural programming, Functional programming. However, C is a Structured programming language.

Python is an interpreter based language. The interpreter reads the code line by line while C is a compiled language. The complete source code is converted into machine language.

C is a foundation language for many languages including Python.

Python use automatic garbage collector for memory management. However, In C, Programmer has to do memory management on his own.

Python generally are slower than the C programming language.

Python or C programming

Python and C languages are useful languages to develop various applications. The difference between Python and C is that Python is a multi-paradigm language and C is a structured programming language. Python is a general-purpose language which is used for machine learning, natural language processing, web development and many more. C is mainly using for hardware related application development such as operating systems, network drivers.

There are lots of online resources for learning C/C++ and Python. For instance, High School Technology Services offers 60 hours of project-based training for their C/C++ class. For Python, for example, Coding Bootcamp institute offers 60 hour of intense training where students learn procedural and OOP coding in Python via hands-on projects.

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