During my final diploma thesis, I need to collect a lot of data. Something like website-scraping, though a little bit different. Anyway, I needed (and still do need) some scripting language. I could have taken Perl, PHP, Ruby, … But no, there is also a snake present – so I decided to use Python as my language of choice.
So far, I did not regret this choice for a single second! Although I never used it before, I can now, after only a few hours of actual scripting write complete scripts without having to test them a single time. It makes scripting real fun again.
Oh, and gnuplot-py makes it even visually attractive for non-programmers 😉