I saw this plot the other day and was amazed at how much of an outlier Mathematica is. Not necessarily in how little it is on GitHub, but how popular it is on the y-axis.
Which got me wondering... why? Is the language that hard to learn? Is the language so powerful that questions keep on popping up pushing its limits? Combination?
Somewhat related. I was reading this Mathematica vs Maple comparison. Now I know this is a marketing piece, but holy crap, some of that Mathematica coding is downright awful (the
Slider example is really funny). With misinformation like that floating around, it's no wonder people are flocking here!