How Python became the language of choice for data science

“Nowadays Python is probably the programming language of choice (besides R) for data scientists for prototyping, visualization, and running data analyses on small and medium sized data sets. And rightly so, I think, given the large number of available tools (just look at the list at the top of this article)…”

http://blog.mikiobraun.de/2013/11/how-python-became-the-language-of-choice-for-data-science.html