Python : Python is a dynamic object-oriented programming language that can be used for many kinds of software development. It offers strong support for integration with other languages and tools, comes with extensive standard libraries, and can be learned in a few days. Many Python programmers report substantial productivity gains and feel the language encourages the development of higher quality, more maintainable code.

The following describes the motivation behind python aptly (try "import this" on the python interpreter)

The Zen of Python

Beautiful is better than ugly.

Explicit is better than implicit.

Simple is better than complex.

Complex is better than complicated. Flat is better than nested.

Sparse is better than dense.

Readability counts.

Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

Although practicality beats purity.

Errors should never pass silently.

Unless explicitly silenced.

In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.

Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.

Now is better than never.

Although never is often better than *right* now.

If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.

If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!

Performance Python

A testimonial of above

Some Links regarding Python Programming Language: : The Official Website of Python Programming Language. The store of the downloads, documentation and tutorial : The official python tutorial. Pretty comprehensive and great to begin with. : A general overview of python

Comparison of python with other languages: : Comparison of Python with some other programming languages :Comparison of python and java syntax/semantics and features. : General articles and reviews about python. Have a look.

Enthought ETS

Enthought is a scientific  computing company based in USA.

ETS (Enthought Tool Suite) is a set of python libraries and applications to for scientific programming. It can make scientific programming seem easy, scalable, portable etc.

One of its major components is Mayavi2, a powerful scriptable 3d application/plugin based on vtk/tvtk, developed by our own Prabhu Sir (Prabhu Ramachandran).