Sunday, 30 December 2007

Top 10 most popular OCaml programs

We have collated a list of the world's most popular Linux software written in OCaml based upon the Debian and Ubuntu package popularity contest results and the ara database's classification of the packages:

1. FFTW

FFTW is arguably the world's fastest Fourier transform implementation and is used in many commercial applications including MATLAB as well as being freely available and prepackaged for almost all Linux distributions. The FFT routines that make up the FFTW library are C code generated by an OCaml program called genfft.

143,802 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

2. Unison

Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It allows two replicas of a collection of files and directories to be stored on different hosts (or different disks on the same host), modified separately, and then brought up to date by propagating the changes in each replica to the other.

8,786 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

3. MLDonkey

MLDonkey is an open source eDonkey2000 client for peer-to-peer file sharing on Linux, Unix, Solaris, MacOSX, MorphOS and Windows.

5,010 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

4. Planets

Planets is a simple interactive program for playing with simulations of planetary systems, released under the GPL. It runs on Linux and Windows.

2,429 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

5. Hevea

Hevea is a high-performance LaTeX to HTML translator.

2,095 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

6. FreeTennis

FreeTennis is a tennis simulator with advanced AI and real-time interactive 3D graphics.

1,837 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

7. LEdit

LEdit adds line editing capabilities to programs running in shells such as bash or tcsh.

1,708 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

8. Polygen

Polygen is an advanced program for generating spontaneous sentences according to a grammar definition, following custom syntactical and lexical rules.

1,594 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

9. MTASC

MTASC is the world's first open source ActionScript 2 compiler.

1,030 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

10. ADVI

ADVI is a viewer and presenter for DVI files that recognizes visual effects designed for giving rich presentations from a laptop.

983 registered installs on Debian and Ubuntu.

3 comments:

Le said...

Shouldn't the haXe compiler be in this list.
If I am not mistaken it's compiler is written in ocaml.
And this is the installer.
http://haxe.org/file/install.ml

Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd. said...

HaXe could indeed be in this list because it is a popular open source project written in OCaml. However, it was not popular enough at that time to reach to top ten. HaXe currently has 576 registered installs.

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