So, my company has quite a few old programs for calculating solutions to bearings, annular seals, etc. The calculations are iterative in nature, and none of these old programs are really integrated together, which is problematic. Plus they're in Fortran (or something else), and don't run on our newer computers. So I would like to reprogram some of them to run on 64 bit Windows machines. But I'm not sure what language to use for something like this. We'd like to package them together into a software suite that we can distribute among our engineering group. I know some Python, and I think I could do it in Python relatively quickly, but is this really something that Python's suitable for? Should we be looking at C (or one of its variants)?