The counter-intuitive rise of Python in scientific computing

Part of the advantage of Python is that it is interactive. We will fix that for Fortran with LFortran.

Finally, Python has more mature tooling, allowing rapid prototyping. I strongly believe that such modern tooling can be implemented for Fortran also. But currently it does not exist, and that is why Python is no doubt easier to use, even for me.

But I think if we keep our current direction and momentum, this can be fixed. Python had realized its full potential. Fortran has not realized its full potential. If we can realize Fortran’s full potential, I think it will be a better language for scientific computing than Python.