Python Version Poll Results


The results are in for the first annual LearningPython.com Python version quiz:

Which version of Python do you use?

  • 2.6 (65%, 700 Votes)
  • 3.1 (17%, 187 Votes)
  • 2.5 (17%, 182 Votes)
  • 2.7 (4%, 48 Votes)
  • 2.4 (3%, 32 Votes)
  • 3.0 (2%, 20 Votes)
  • 2.3 (0%, 5 Votes)
  • 2.1 (0%, 3 Votes)
  • 1.5 (0%, 2 Votes)
  • 2.2 (0%, 1 Votes)
  • 2.0 (0%, 1 Votes)
  • 1.6 (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,084

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By a landslide version 2.6 is the winner, with 3.1 and 2.5 following far behind. A grand total of 1084 people voted and 700 of those still use Python 2.6, 187 use 3.1 and 182 use 2.5. While not the largest sampling of users the wide margin of victory probably means that most Python programmers are still targeting 2.6, or at the very least the newest version of the 2.x branch. Now what is installed on our end user’s system…that’s another matter all together.

Thanks again to everyone that voted. I’m happy that I was able to attract 1000+ people to vote in this poll. My next idea for a poll is an IDE poll, partially because I’m curious as to what people are using, and partially because there is a good chance that I may have overlooked other programs on my way to selecting Geany.

Note: Python 2.7 was released (July 3rd, 2010) after the poll was created (Mach 4, 2010) this means that the value for 2.7 is probably larger now and 2.6 is probably slightly smaller.

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2 Responses to “Python Version Poll Results”

  1. Tshepang Lekhonkhobe
    Says:

    I love Geany too (it acts both as a general GUI text editor and IDE), but am awaiting for Anjuta’s next release which should have support for Python, and maybe I’ll give it a try, except I doubt it will replace Geany since I suspect it’s not as lightweight.

  2. Sean Brady
    Says:

    I found this article to be a very interesting read! Thank you for sharing this with us!

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