Prateek Bajpai

Can we ditch Python for Competitive Coding?

It is the language of choice for fields like Machine Learning, Social Network analysis, Data Analysis, etc. But there is one more thing about Python – It’s Dead Slow. Read ahead to know the reason to ditch python for competitive coding. And it’s so slow that most platforms for competitive coding add a 5x multiplier to their time limits if the problem is submitted in Python. This means that if the time limit they’ve set for C/C++ submissions if 1.2 secs, the time limit for Python would be 6 secs.