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This site provides you some unofficial acme statistics on CPAN authors, based on Acme::CPANAuthors modules and various CPAN databases (» resources).

Acme::CPANAuthors modules contain various user-defined lists of CPAN authors. They are loosely grouped by countries, or other criteria for fun and interest.

There are 53 Acme::CPANAuthors modules (» list), and 3460 authors are listed in one or more of them (26.62 percent of 12998 authors). Among them, 416 authors have released or updated one or more CPAN modules in the past 365 days (73.11 percent of 569 active authors).

The largest known regional group (except EU) is Japanese, which has 603 CPAN authors, followed by British with 291 authors. The group with the highest author/population ratio is Icelandic (15.53 per million of 321857 people there are CPAN authors).

Note that these are Acme modules. There is nothing that represents CPAN authors in the United States yet (which should be the largest by far -- maybe too large to maintain by a person); and Dutch people claim they don't do perl (in perl).

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