Best I've come across for such (but definitely incomplete - focus largely
on languages for HPC/parallel computing):

"A survey of the practice of computational science"
<>  (2011)
>From the abstract: *"To this end, this paper presents a survey of
scientists from diverse disciplines, practicing computational science at a
doctoral-granting university with very high re- search activity."*


Jane Wyngaard, Ph.D


On 12 September 2016 at 09:47, Jared Berghold <>

> Hi All,
> Does anyone know if someone has attempted to find out what the most
> popular programming languages are by research discipline?
> This would be useful information when developing and targeting
> tools/libraries for use by particular research groups.
> Some kind of mapping between the Australian FOR (Fields of Research) codes
> (see:
> 6BB427AB9696C225CA2574180004463E), or their overseas equivalent, and
> preferred programming language would be ideal.
> Does anyone know if such a thing exists?
> Kind regards,
> Jared
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