Lots of people still find it useful, but viewership is definitely down—really need to rewrite this:
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The spirit still lives on, Greg. I’m doing a distributed revision control series at the VTLUUG meetings. (I’m sure you would believe the vast proportion of first-, second-, and even late-year CS/CpE majors aren’t using SCM.)
Also, the two screencast series I did based off of SWC are still going strong in terms of viewership and comments on ShowMeDo.com:
probably this is the effect of announcing a rewrite long in advance. You already lost those of your readers who don’t own a Matlab licence. You didn’t get new readers yet.
@Baptiste but (a) I’ve only announced updates in my blog, and most of the traffic at SWC comes through search engines, and (b) plans to add MATLAB examples don’t invalidate the existing Python content. ??
Does the Python content use numpy? Numpy (and scipy and matplotlib) I have found is the “killer library” that makes scientists use python. Knowing some software engineering takes one much farther in python than in matlab. In matlab, things you didn’t mind before just become more frustrating. For example, Matlab encourages you to write scripts that pollute the global namespace and avoid functions that do any sort of information hiding.