[STORY-TIME] THE BDFL AND HIS PYTHON PETTING ZOO

Rustom Mody rustompmody at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 02:31:56 EST 2016


On Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 8:04:42 AM UTC+1, Paul Rubin wrote:
> Steven D'Aprano  writes:
> > According to TIOBE, Python's popularity continues to grow:
> > http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
> 
> I wonder how much of that growth is Python 3 and how much is Python 2.
> 
> I'm amazed there's still so much C being done.  I meet good programmers
> all the time these days, who have never touched C code.
> 
> The crash of Objective-C is amusing ;-).
> 
> It's surprising that R places at all, given the amount of math that its
> users need to know.
> 
> I wonder what it means that Perl is booming.  Hmm.

Nice points: Programming language popularity is generally voodoo.
I am only surprised at your surprise at R.
Data (science) is after all the hot subject
A programmer moving into that field typically starts with python
A statistician typically starts R
[My voodoo of course :-) ]


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