Ruby vs. Python: A Visual Comparison, which gives developers the tools to build “visual profiles” of their skills, has released a nifty matchup of Ruby and Python on its corporate blog.

In order to create its visualizations, analyzed its dataset of developers who inputted either Python or Ruby as a skill into its profiling system. (Among those developers, Python was more common.) After crunching the data a bit, found that more senior-level developers tended to prefer Ruby, while Python was firmly the providence of “mid-level” engineers.

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Among those who chose Python, the most-desired secondary skills included JavaScript, CSS, Java, PHP, C, C++, Node.js, Go, and HTML (among others). Among so-called “Rubyists,” JavaScript likewise topped that listing, along with CSS, CoffeeScript, Node.js, Shell, Java, HTML, and Go.

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“Python developers tend to have a stronger affiliation with back-end/lower level technologies whilst Ruby developers seem to be more aligned with the web and mobile,” the blog continued. “Python developers have a higher tendency to be interested in machine learning and data science. Ruby developers seem to work with more Javascript frameworks.”

The blog offers some additional explanations and visualizations (such as the one above), well worth checking out whether you’re a fan of Python or Ruby (or both).

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