I’m so sorry, but I really think that in a lot of cases Python is the answer to a lot of questions. Python is able to interact with hardware, such as microcontrollers, high-speed cameras, audio interfaces and NI boards. Further, it is pretty fast in data analysis if you combine it with numpy, numba, cupy and cython! And with the advent of Deep Learning, Python is the interface to train, validate, test and deploy your artificial neural networks.
Python Get Together
In November 2019, I am organizing together with the International Max-Planck Research School for Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) a Python Get Together with Lightning talks. I hope that a lot of people can be there! Sign up here or just come by!