C vs Python: Speed
Python is a very popular interpreted scripting language. C is a very popular compiled language. Due to its compiled nature, C is generally faster than Python, but is lower-level, making Python programming quicker and easier than C programming.
The questions here are whether or not the extra time taken to run a Python program (without input) will be less cost-effective than its C equivalent and whether runtime time is more important than programming time.
Note: due to technical difficulties, I have placed parentheses around some symbols or removed some tabs from the Python examples
The Systems Program
I decided to make a simple program that resolves the following system of equations: