(j3.2006) FW: [ukfortran] (SC22WG5.4355) How many Fortran programmers are there?
Ian D Chivers
Sat Nov 20 04:59:55 EST 2010
I'm not sure how to count the figures.
I've done some training down at the met office in Exeter
And the impression i got was that a lot of the people
There programmed to some degree.
The met office employ > 1800 people
World wide. (taken from their web site)
Do most of these 'program'?
We were approached by the uk treasury
For some training (modelling using
'packages' was too slow.) and we were
Looking at about 40 people if i recall
Correctly. I can't find figures on how many people
Are employed there.
So the question john was asked
Is hard to answer.
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> Subject: Re: (j3.2006) FW: [ukfortran] (SC22WG5.4355) How many Fortran
> programmers are there?
> 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
> >> 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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