Growth of Python in CS1

August 5, 2010 at 10:48 am 4 comments

I just got a report from Tracy Dunkelberger of Pearson on the state of the Python CS1 market.  The market size is estimated to be about 20,300 students per year, up 45% since last year.  The market has had around 40% gains for each of the last three years.  She also shared with me some market share data which she asked me not to share further — I think it’s sufficient to say that our Media Computation book isn’t the top book in the market, but is doing well.

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  • 1. Greg Wilson  |  August 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Any idea what the absolute market share is, i.e., what percentage of courses are now taught using Python?

    • 2. Mark Guzdial  |  August 5, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      No, I don’t know. I wonder, too.

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