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The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!

by jcwren (Prior)
on Jul 19, 2000 at 07:25 UTC ( [id://23125] : monkdiscuss . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

There's been several threads in the last few months about Perl Monks statistics. To satisfy the craving for useless numbers like "What's the longest name in PM? (34)", or "What's the average XP for all saints? (502044)", I give you the beta-version of the PM statistics site.

The database is a collection of statistics primarily derived from homenode information. It's updated every few days, so it really represents a snapshot of the Monastery when the database was updated. In spite of supplying vroom with booze, I still don't have any direct hooks into the actual PM database. <G>

I'm taking suggestions at my e-mail address or in reply threads for ideas, improvements, etc. Currently, items on the list include:
  • Searching by monk name or node id.
  • Paging through the monk rankings, instead of just the first 50 XP ranked monks.
  • Sorting by different critera, user selectable.
  • Reformatting the image pages with thumbnails, instead of full size images.
  • Histogram of monkular creation and access, by day, week, and month.
  • Any other items we can up with (number of children born to monks in the month of July...)
Please remember this is a beta presentation, and it is only served by a 144kpbs IDSL line. The images page will take a few moments to load. No T3s here...


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RE: The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!
by BBQ (Curate) on Jul 19, 2000 at 08:08 UTC
    wow! I mean, WOW! jcwren++

    Lots of curious stats in there:
    • Could it be true that the only 4 users around perlmonks in 1999 were vroom, me, chromatic and infoninja (in that order)?
    • 586 Users Never Logged In? Where did they go? Just decided to sign up for the kicks and left? Eeek!
    • Average Name Length == 6?? damn... I knew I was below average, but I didn't that applied to my name as well
    jcwren, thats a job well done, dude. Kudos!

    # Trust no1!
      If you are below average, I still below you :) But I wonder who ever /msg's the guy whose name is 34 chars long.
      Jesus, I didn't know that there are so many strange photos around here...

      Good work, jcwren :)
(jcwren) RE: The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!
by jcwren (Prior) on Sep 14, 2000 at 02:06 UTC
    Contents replaced due to new information

    I now have a real URL where the stats are:

    If for some reason the name server is down, you can go straight to My homenode will always contain a valid link to the site, so check there first in case of problems.

    Sorry about the inconvience.


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by buzzcutbuddha (Chaplain) on Jul 19, 2000 at 21:09 UTC
    jcwren You ROCK! Your site is freakin cool! ++ ++ ++ ++ Awesome! So well done.
RE: The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!
by mdillon (Priest) on Jul 19, 2000 at 08:03 UTC
    nice job, Chris. how about adding the average number of writeups by level to the main page?
RE: The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!
by jjhorner (Hermit) on Jul 19, 2000 at 17:21 UTC

    I've got about 2x that amount of upload speed, so if you want to place some of the images on my box, let me know.

    There isn't much load on it now.

    jcwren++, if I could spend my remaining 16 votes here, I would. Very value adding post.

    J. J. Horner
    Linux, Perl, Apache, Stronghold, Unix
RE: The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!
by mrmick (Curate) on Jul 19, 2000 at 18:18 UTC
    This is fantastic!

    I have been curious about these kind of stats since I joined ( < 1 month ago).

    Kudos to you!

RE: The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!
by Adam (Vicar) on Jul 19, 2000 at 23:08 UTC
    That's great! I'm looking forward to seeing your improvements - especially the ability to sort by various other criteria (For example, I'm curious as to how many users there were when I joined. How fast is the Monastery growing?)
RE: The Quest For PM Stats - Delivered!
by Aighearach (Initiate) on Jul 19, 2000 at 07:48 UTC
    Looks nice. But I would rather if the pic link went to my home node, instead of directly to my picture.
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