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The developer’s zoo

OK. How about Ranking Programming Languages by Size of Community and Number of Projects? The plot is for the number of tags on StackOverflow vs number of projects on Github. The correlation between these two measures is 0.78,

There is a whole card deck of programming languages listed and it doesn’t seem to include Pascal or Cobol. That may be due to the selection of sources from which to draw data. As a number of commenters noted, the results do not appear to reflect actual real world use patterns.


It is a start and is notable for the correlation between its measures, for the size of the census of languages represented, and for indications that developer language popularity is not evenly distributed.

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