(j3.2006) (SC22WG5.4355) How many Fortran programmers are there?

Van Snyder Van.Snyder
Wed Nov 17 17:00:07 EST 2010

On Wed, 2010-11-17 at 13:54 -0800, John Reid wrote:
> WG5,
> I have been asked if I can estimate how many Fortran programmers there are. Does 
> anyone have any thoughts?

1.  Multiply the number of distinct names posting to comp.lang.fortran
by some random number you pull out of your hat.

2.  Ask vendors how many licenses they sell.  Multiply that by a
different random number you pull out of your hat to account for floating
licenses and piracy.  Add yet another random number to account for GNU
fortran users.

> John.
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