Is it possible to program the Due in python? Or pymite as attempted on the Maple board (leaflabs.com)?
Let's face it, python is arguably the most popular programming language today and much easier to program than C, especially for matrix operations. It's close to Matlab code and Octave. It's arguably becoming a First language of choice.
Before someone suggests the Raspberrypi, I should say I find its minimal GPIOs, incomplete libraries and missing ADCs disappointing. Plus you have to purchase a monitor, keyboard, mouse, etc. to interact with it, so it turns out that a cheaper option is to go with a netbook or used laptop. Raspberrypi is an exercise in hype.
Has Arduino thought about shifting away from C and toward Python?