Originally Posted by TrollingThunder
I can attest to this but it's very situational. For example, for small algorithms or less than 100 lines of code, you will see a very distinguishable difference in the execution speed between Fortran, C and Python.
However, when you get into very large algorithms with a desire for memory efficiency and parallelism, you will be hard pressed using FORTRAN or even C. At that point, a language like Python becomes a lot more efficient if done correctly and that's often the difference between a good lab and a lab of novices or outdated coders. Python done correctly will see a small difference in shorter algorithms but will be much much better for large algorithms with a lot of efficiency and parallelism being implemented.
This is just plain wrong. Wait, "TrollingThunder", I get it.