A few months ago I got curious about which unix command line utilities were the most popular, so I ran a survey on Hacker News. I ended up getting 1,500 responses or so.
Once I had that, I wanted to know how commands are related to each other: do
people who use
python? What about
So I made a visualization to explore this question! It shows a graph where commands which
are strongly correlated together are linked (for example
You can look at it here.
I enjoy it a lot, especially the part of the graph around
gcc, because it’s
pretty sparse. Try clicking ‘See the whole graph’; it’s beautiful. Just do it in
Chrome, not Firefox.