Tuesday, 1 January 2008

CLisp overtakes SBCL as Linux' favorite Common Lisp implementation

Now with 2,084 registered installs, CLisp has overtaken SBCL (with 1,656 installs) to become the most popular Common Lisp implementation on Linux.

This makes Lisp one of the most popular functional programming languages in the world!

Most popular application written in Common Lisp is: Maxima

With 7,346 registered installs according to the Debian and Ubuntu package popularity contests, Maxima is the most popular application written in Common Lisp.

Maxima is a system for the manipulation of symbolic and numerical expressions, including differentiation, integration, Taylor series, Laplace transforms, ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, and sets, lists, vectors, matrices, and tensors.

Lisp in industry

Peter Christensen’s has kindly compiled an up-to-date list of over 40 companies using Lisp around the world.