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Some external validation on expressive languages

I just got pointed to a really interesting and relevant data source by Ben Racine and wanted to post a short update to note the correlation of my post with a new piece of external information.

The information? The input from ~2,500 developers over on Hammer Principle on the statement, “This language is expressive.” I mapped the top 10 and bottom 10 languages to my own median-based ranking, showing only the top two popularity tiers for simplicity, and got this:



Interestingly, it’s a very clear correlation — all expressive at one end, all poorly expressive at the other end, and a mix in the middle (indicating a bit of noise).

What do you think?


Categories: adoption, data-science, employment.