At the end of each year I have a look at the website analytics to see which items were the most popular.
Over the year there were 70,000 unique visitors with 25% visiting the site on multiple occasions. The US provided 30% of the visitors and the UK 7% with Germany, India and France around 5%. As you might expect the majority were Mac users (56%), but there were also Windows (25%), iOS (12%), and Android (2.5%) users.
Of the Mac users, 51% are now using 10.14 (Mojave), 27% 10.13 with all older versions each well below 10%.
Chrome and Safari were the preferred browsers with both around 40%.
The most popular web pages were (other than the main page)
- Fortran on a Mac
- Cheminformatics on a Mac
- Data Analysis Application on a Mac
- ChemDraw 17 review
- LaTeX and MathML support in Pages
The popularity of the Fortran on a Mac page has continued for several years now and it has been updated several times with user provided information.
The most viewed blog pages in 2018 were
- Xcode 9.0 is available for download
- Scientific Applications under Mojave
- Mac OSX installer for Coot
- Scientific keyboards for iOS
- Tools for Mac Fortran Programmers
The update to Mojave seems to have been another daily smooth transition, with most software developers reporting no major issues.
A couple of recent additions have generated significant interest.
Cheminformatics toolkits - A listing of Cheminformatics toolkits
Data Science Libraries - A list of useful python libraries for data science
As has an article I wrote on my thoughts on scientific software
As of Safari Technology Preview Release 26, and WebKit Nightly Build, a WebGPU prototype is available for you to experiment with on macOS.
To enable WebGPU, first make sure the Develop menu is visible using Safari → Preferences → Advanced → Show Develop menu in menu bar. Then, in the Develop menu, make sure Experimental Features → WebGPU is checked. More details and demos here