age of Python programmers
rnichol_rrc at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 18 18:43:52 CEST 2004
Mike C. Fletcher wrote:
> survey that might have this information with *real* numbers. Theres a
> good little bump among the scientific and core-dev peoples for late
> forties and above (maybe those careers keep you flexible enough to try
> new things? Maybe the projects are experimental enough that using a
> "new" language isn't a problem?)
The people who enter a carreer that involves science to any real degree
*must* mantain flexibility. They typically do research and nothing
would really get done if this weren't the case.
Since experimental math came along (very recent - I believe in just the
last few years) and since numerics is a large part of Physics now, it'd
make sense that the older ones would pick up an easy to learn language.
And since the GSL has python bindings, all the better.
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