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Re: Public export of Perl Monks database

by blm (Hermit)
on Feb 22, 2003 at 02:33 UTC ( #237655=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Public export of Perl Monks database

How big would the information be?

Consider that as of 2003-01-28 16:14:30 there were 21341 registered users of which 6232 have actually created write-ups. From this page we can calculate the total number of writeups as 190817.

Now Tilly has left (last login Mar 31, 2002 at 09:27 GMT-10) and jeffa has already noted that downloading tilly's nodes took up 3 MB on his hard drive. This was for 2986 posts. so the average node size was about 1053 bytes.

Assuming this average post size is representative of the entire perlmonks database one would estimate the size of the database containing writeups to be about 190817 x 1053 = 200930301 bytes or about 191 megabytes

Before anyone flames me know this: I know I have made some big assumptions. It should be noted that Tilly had a lot to offer so the size of his writeups would be larger then alot of others.

Most of my data came from the perlmonks stats site. A big thanks to jcwren! The total size of tilys writeups was from (jeffa) 2Re: Public export of Perl Monks database

Could anyone imagine a PerlMonks Compendium that could be sold to raise money for to fund the perlmonks web site? Would people be interested in that?

UPDATE: In the time that it took to write this several others have already posted this information

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