Python Usage Statistics

Benjamin Niemann b.niemann at
Tue Aug 31 13:29:55 CEST 2004

Eric S. Raymond made a comparison of language usage for projects 
published on sourceforge and freshmeat for his book "The Art of Unix 
Only covers opensource software and not uptodate anymore though.

Anand Pillai wrote:

> Hi Folks 
>      (posting after a loooong time...)
>     I have been contracted by an Indian publisher to author an
> introductory text book on Python. As a part of the introductory
> chapter, I thought it would be a good idea to present a number, a
> round-about figure on the approximate *actual* usage of Python out
> there in number of developers and/or installations.
>     Scrounging the Web for such statistics is proving elusive. The PBF
> website seems to be the official place for these, but there also they
> just have listings of companies/instituitions using Python, not any
> numbers.
>     Has anybody done an actual market survey anytime recently on
> Python usage in the software community? If so, where can I get access
> to this information? I would be more interested in the number of
> developers, both commercial/non-commercial who are doing development
> using Python. Since almost every Linux distro now a days contains
> Python by default, a number based on the installations could prove
> faulty.
> Have a nice day.
> -Anand

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