(j3.2006) FW: [ukfortran] (SC22WG5.4355) How many Fortran programmers are there?

Toon Moene toon
Fri Nov 19 13:48:45 EST 2010

Ian D Chivers wrote:

>> here is another
>> http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html
>> fortran has a 'percentage' of 0.477 on their ranking.
>> That would make the number of fortran programmers in the us seem to be
>> Very low if you combined the 0.477 with the 426,700
>> Figure.

Note that the operative word here is "programmer".  My institute has 
perhaps three dozen programmers, but ~150 scientists.

The programmers use everything from C(++), via Java to Python.

The scientists almost exclusively use Fortran.

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