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FAQs for Developers

Q: Where is all your dGC code?

A: All the code for all our Digital Growth Chart work is publicly available on GitHub, in the rcpch organisation. See https://github.com/rcpch

Q: Why did you build the API in Python?

A: - Python has become the de-facto language of the scientific and bioinformatics communities.

  • Most of the packages we needed were '1st party' ie maintained by the PSF

  • We think it's a nice language to use.

  • It's accessible to clinicians who want to learn to code, and it's easy enough to learn that it's taught in schools.

  • It has everything we needed for building an API and web layers we needed.

Marcus Baw wrote a blog post on 'Why Python..' which has a little more detail https://marcus-baw.medium.com/why-we-chose-python-for-the-rcpch-digital-growth-charts-project-2d61e2766c3b