[IPython-dev] Results of last year's user survey

Aaron Meurer asmeurer at gmail.com
Mon Mar 10 16:02:40 EDT 2014

 I didn't know you guys were dropping 2.6 support so soon.

Regarding hipchat, I hate to say it, but nobody uses it because it
sucks. I personally hate it every time I try to use it. The interface
is just the worst for people who are not registered. You guys should
take a look at gitter.im. It integrates with GitHub, it's free, and it
has nice things like backlogs on chats for everyone.

I'm a little surprised about the academia vs. industry usage. I
suspect there were just more respondents from the academic side than
from industry.

Aaron Meurer

On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 2:30 PM, Brian Granger <ellisonbg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Thomas!! this is really helpful.
> Cheers,
> Brian
> On Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 11:37 AM, Thomas Kluyver <takowl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> You may remember filling in a survey of IPython users last year. I finally
>> got round to writing up the results from that, and you can now view them on
>> the website:
>> http://ipython.org/usersurvey2013.html
>> Significant findings include:
>> - A rapid changeover to new IPython versions
>> - More people report using the notebook than the IPython terminal interface
>> - 22% have used IPython on Python 3.3.
>> - Nearly 60 people reported using IPython with the Spyder IDE
>> - People install IPython from a variety of sources, but no one installation
>> method was used by more than half of respondents.
>> I read through all of the suggestions and comments written in the survey,
>> and forwarded some groups of them to people with specific expertise. The
>> write up includes some notes on requests that I saw multiple times.
>> Finally, we're grateful to the over 100 people who used the comments and
>> suggestions field to thank or compliment us. :-)
>> Thanks,
>> Thomas
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> Brian E. Granger
> Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo
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