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How many people are using Python?

Probably hundreds of thousands of developers use Python in one way or another, though it’s difficult to obtain an exact count. Python is available for free download, so there are no software sales figures, and it’s available from many different sites and packaged with Mac OS X and many Linux distributions, so download statistics don’t tell the whole story either. The comp.lang.python newsgroup is very active, but only a small fraction of all Python developers post to the group or even read it. Overall there is no accurate estimate of the number of subscribers or Python developers.

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