Is Python easier to learn than other languages?

Is learning French easier than Spanish? The answer to this question will differ from person to person, but generally speaking, Python is widely considered one of the accessible programming languages to read and learn, whether you are just getting started with coding or have a background in a different programming language.

Just like learning a foreign language, it will take time, but thanks to its object-oriented programming syntax and commands that closely resemble written English many do find Python a good place to start. You can see this reflected in the examples below:


1. print("hello world")


1. public class HelloWorld {
2. public static void main(String[] args) {
3. System.out.println("Hello, World!");
4. }
5. }


1. #include <stdio.h>
2. main()
3. {
4. printf("Hello, World!")
5. }

Python needs five times fewer lines of code to achieve the desired outcome than Java and C. 

If you would like to learn more, you may be interested in the following introduction to Python courses that are available on Datacamp:

Introduction to Python for Data Science

Intro to Python for Finance

Introduction to Data Engineering