Eric S. Raymond

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Eric Steven Raymond (born December 4, 1957), often referred to as ESR, is an American software developer, open-source software advocate, and author of the 1997 essay and 1999 book The Cathedral and the Bazaar. He wrote a guidebook for the Roguelike game NetHack. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eric S. Raymond has received more than 818,785 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. Eric S. Raymond is the 87th most popular computer scientist (down from 85th in 2019), the 4,950th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,056th in 2019) and the 55th most popular American Computer Scientist.

Memorability Metrics

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    Page Views (PV)

  • 50.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Eric S. Raymonds by language

Over the past year Eric S. Raymond has had the most page views in the with 85,095 views, followed by Spanish (5,392), and German (5,030). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (68.84%), Simple English (67.99%), and Esperanto (36.20%)


Among computer scientists, Eric S. Raymond ranks 87 out of 245Before him are Ruth Teitelbaum, Gil Amelio, Marlyn Meltzer, Jacques Vallée, Eugene Garfield, and Larry Tesler. After him are John Henry Holland, Ivar Jacobson, Mary Kenneth Keller, Manuel Blum, Abraham Lempel, and Robin Milner.

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Among people born in 1957, Eric S. Raymond ranks 181Before him are Salim Idris, Rustam Minnikhanov, Rachel Ward, Miguel Ángel Lotina, Joanna Pacuła, and José Mário Vaz. After him are Evelyn Ashford, Kevin Pollak, Željko Ivanek, Mirjana Karanović, Adri van Tiggelen, and Tad Williams.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eric S. Raymond ranks 4,950 out of 20,380Before him are Ted Post (1918), Aron Ralston (1975), Jack DeJohnette (1942), Eddie Lawson (1958), Larry Carlton (1948), and A. Merritt (1884). After him are Sylvanus Morley (1883), John Henry Holland (1929), Billie Joe Armstrong (1972), Alice Hamilton (1869), Ann Wilson (1950), and Mathew Brady (1822).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Eric S. Raymond ranks 55Before him are Radia Perlman (1951), Ruth Teitelbaum (1924), Gil Amelio (1943), Marlyn Meltzer (1922), Eugene Garfield (1925), and Larry Tesler (1945). After him are John Henry Holland (1929), Mary Kenneth Keller (1913), Ed Roberts (1941), Betty Holberton (1917), Jean Bartik (1924), and Anita Borg (1949).