This question really belongs in meta.tex.stackexchange, but I just created an account and don't have enough rep to post there.

I used the June 2013 Stack Exchange data dump to look at the time series (by month) of the 5 most popular tags on tex.stackexchange. Here's a plot:

Count of top 5 tags on TeX.SE over time

Interpretation is left to the reader.

This is more of a fun fact than a question (sorry about that), although I'd certainly like to hear any thoughts on other fun facts that could be had from this data.

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  • tikz/PGF for the win! – jub0bs Jan 11 '14 at 17:54
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    @Jubobs Maybe it's winning as a tag because it causes the most problems ;) You have more biblatex questions than bibtex questions, and still, I'm quite convinced that more people use BibTeX than biblatex ;) – yo' Jan 14 '14 at 8:38
  • @tohecz You may be right! – jub0bs Jan 14 '14 at 8:44
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    Alex, how difficult was it to produce the plot? I would be for instance very insterested in the comparison of graphics, tikz-pgf and pstricks. Thanks! – yo' Jan 14 '14 at 13:52
  • I can see that usage is trending upwards over time, but why does it zigzag like that? – Hammerite Jan 15 '14 at 17:11

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