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One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....
Jul 18 '05
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> One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer??


31

I use Python mostly for web development (with Quixote as a framework).
Pitty that can't use Python in Flash instead of Actionscript and as a
Javascript replacement ;-)

Jul 18 '05 #31
"Lucas Raab" <py*********@ho tmail.com> writes:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....


24. (anyone keeping count?)
--
Marius Bernklev
Jul 18 '05 #32
Robin Becker <ro***@reportla b.com> writes:
Lucas Raab wrote:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....

57, used to build my own logic using gas discharge tubes :)


48, but my first logic was build using 24V relays.
Jul 18 '05 #33
Thomas Heller wrote:
Robin Becker <ro***@reportla b.com> writes:

Lucas Raab wrote:

One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....


57, used to build my own logic using gas discharge tubes :)

48, but my first logic was build using 24V relays.


yea I also did stuff with relays and strowger telephone switches, far more
exciting than billions of fet transistors simulating an electric fire :)

--
Robin Becker
Jul 18 '05 #34

Dave> Python fits my brain.

I agree. This gets my nod for QOTW.

Skip
Jul 18 '05 #35
Thomas Heller wrote:
Robin Becker <ro***@reportla b.com> writes:

Lucas Raab wrote:

One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....


57, used to build my own logic using gas discharge tubes :)

48, but my first logic was build using 24V relays.


Thomas,
I guess I did about 100 projects with 24v relays. This was
mostly in the oil and gas industry or emergency power.
wes

Jul 18 '05 #36
Robin Becker <ro***@reportla b.com> writes:
Thomas Heller wrote:
Robin Becker <ro***@reportla b.com> writes:
Lucas Raab wrote:
One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....
57, used to build my own logic using gas discharge tubes :)

48, but my first logic was build using 24V relays.


yea I also did stuff with relays and strowger telephone switches, far
more exciting than billions of fet transistors simulating an electric
fire :)


Maybe. My ring counter with 12 relays or so ran at a frequency of about
5 Hertz, after a week of drilling and soldering, nowadays I could desing
ring counters running at hundreds or maybe even thousends of MHz, use a
1.7 V supply, only by entering some VHDL code (*) at the computer,
compiling and downloading it to an FPGA.

But the FPGA doesn't make the same noise ;-)

(*) I have still to try Jan Decaluwe's (sp?) MyHDL to create the
ringcounter, or even more complicated things, with Python.
Jul 18 '05 #37
27
Mike C. Fletcher wrote:
survey that might have this information with *real* numbers. Theres a
good little bump among the scientific and core-dev peoples for late
forties and above (maybe those careers keep you flexible enough to try
new things? Maybe the projects are experimental enough that using a
"new" language isn't a problem?)

The people who enter a carreer that involves science to any real degree
*must* mantain flexibility. They typically do research and nothing
would really get done if this weren't the case.

Since experimental math came along (very recent - I believe in just the
last few years) and since numerics is a large part of Physics now, it'd
make sense that the older ones would pick up an easy to learn language.
And since the GSL has python bindings, all the better.
Jul 18 '05 #38
Marius Bernklev wrote:
"Lucas Raab" <py*********@ho tmail.com> writes:

One thing I've always kind of wondered is what is the average age of a
Python programmer?? What age groups use Python?? Something to think
about....

24. (anyone keeping count?)


It's raining so I can't go home
Gerrit Muller 47
Lucas Raab 14
OKB 20
Jeremy Jones 31
Ben Last 31
Guyon Moree 21
Tom Brown 31
Will McGugan 30
Christopher T King 19
Skip Montanero 50
Martin Jurczuk 26
Martin Jackson 55
Peter Wilkinson 32
oziko 24
Dave Opstad 50
Adonis 23
Peter Hickman 43
Axel Steiner 22
Larry Bates 49
Robin Becker 57
Thomas Heller 48
Paul McGuire 45
Wes Weston 55
P@draigBrady 30
Ian Sparks 34
Roel Schroeven 29
Christos "TZOTZIOY" Georgiou 32
Garry Herron 52
Ksenia Marasanova 31
Robert Boyd 40
Marius Bernklev 24

Count 31
Average 35.32258065
Stddev 12.43754289
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Robin Becker
Jul 18 '05 #39
Robin Becker <ro***@reportla b.com> writes:
Marius Bernklev wrote:
24. (anyone keeping count?)

It's raining so I can't go home Martin Jackson 55


Unless there's an elderly Martin out there as well, this should be
"Mark."

--
Mark Jackson - http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~mjackson
Fascism should more properly be called corporatism, since it
is the merger of state and corporate power.
- Benito Mussolini
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