Hello all :)
Background: So I am just at the end of writing a program that runs through a BAM file gathering the statistics the user requested via command line parameters. Since the adoption of pypy in this community will directly effect how I write this program, it would be great to get some feedback on how many people have pypy installed :)
Thank you so much!
I will delete the two answers below once the poll ends to reset my rep counter, because thats a little unfair, and i will post the results below this text.
The results are in! As of 12th March 2016, it appears:
People with PyPy: 5 People without PyPy: 11
I'm sure the 'without' is significantly under-represented since, as Ram very correctly pointed out, some people may not know if they have it or not, and don't want to spend time trying to find out. I would probably guesstimate that access to pypy is around 30-40%, while usage of pypy is probably even lower still. This isn't helped by the fact that there aren't so many tools which state "works with pypy!", and perhaps going forward python developers should consider helping this along by using pypy-compatible imports like htspython over pysam, or functions in Numpy that are known to work in Numpypy (a significantly faster Numpy re-written for pypy).
Thank you all for participating - perhaps we can take another snap-shot in a year or two and see if these numbers have changed :)
BUMP for 2017 :) If you answered previously it would be good to know if you changed to/away from PyPy too :)