Speaking for me (and my shadow), I like the distribution of VPython. It does
what I want out of the box. I use VPython for a lot of data analysis and
quick modeling work. For me, at least:
(1) Small footprint is not all that important.
(2) I am a dumb-ol-country boy physicist who likes not
havin to install stuff. (I'm making fun of ME there
by the way). The only thing I have to add on for
what I do is Dislin.
(3) I like IDLE. Its....I don't know, friendly.
This is my data point, based on the path I came to
Python on and what I do with it. I am by no means
trying to persuade anyone how valid it is.
By the way, I did write an acknowlegement in a paper
I am presenting at SPIE next month to the VPython