View mode: basic / threaded / horizontal-split · Log in · Help
August 20, 2005
D newsgroup traffic plot
Out of curiosity I made a plot of the number of posts to D newsgroups over 
time. It's more dynamic than I thought:
http://home.comcast.net/~benhinkle/dnews.html
I included a zip file of all the data used to make the plot and it has 
enough structure to allow for lots more analysis if anyone cares to poke 
around.

-Ben

ps the whole analysis was done in MATLAB - naturally :-)
August 21, 2005
Re: D newsgroup traffic plot
It'd be interesting, also, to do analysis of each past year to determine,
statistically, which parts of the year tend to be post "lulls" and which
are the most active.  If I'm reading the graph correctly, mid 2004 (summer
2004) had more posts than the spring or fall- not what I suspected.

-John Demme

On Sat, 20 Aug 2005 15:17:39 -0400, Ben Hinkle wrote:

> Out of curiosity I made a plot of the number of posts to D newsgroups over 
> time. It's more dynamic than I thought:
> http://home.comcast.net/~benhinkle/dnews.html
> I included a zip file of all the data used to make the plot and it has 
> enough structure to allow for lots more analysis if anyone cares to poke 
> around.
> 
> -Ben
> 
> ps the whole analysis was done in MATLAB - naturally :-)
August 24, 2005
Re: D newsgroup traffic plot
That /is/ interesting. I think some of us had probably noted the lull
pattern during autumn and winter, but I'd no idea it was so pronounced.

Nice one, Ben.

"Ben Hinkle" <ben.hinkle@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:de7vkl$1lr2$1@digitaldaemon.com...
> Out of curiosity I made a plot of the number of posts to D newsgroups over
> time. It's more dynamic than I thought:
> http://home.comcast.net/~benhinkle/dnews.html
> I included a zip file of all the data used to make the plot and it has
> enough structure to allow for lots more analysis if anyone cares to poke
> around.
>
> -Ben
>
> ps the whole analysis was done in MATLAB - naturally :-)
>
>
Top | Discussion index | About this forum | D home