D enters Tiobe top 20
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 21:35:51 UTC 2019
On Monday, 4 November 2019 at 21:09:47 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad
> programming" and "dlang programming". However, for D there are
> false positives, so they assume 90% confidence... Although they
FWIW, you'll see hits on things like:
d) programming is a…
Or stuff like:
But they only look at the relevance for the first 100 hits when
estimating the confidence metric, which isn't really compatible
with how you can structure ranking in a search engine.
You might get less confidence the further down the ranking list
you get. E.g the first 100 could give 100% confidence, but then
as the ranker is running out of "good matches" the number of
false positives could increase significantly...
Also... the search engine might do a cut-off or use a
predetermined hit-list for popular searches...
Too many potential sources for significant bias in Tiobe (and
aggregating results from many search engines does not make that
better, could even make it worse).
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