|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
More PM Statsby Limbic~Region (Chancellor)
|on Feb 15, 2004 at 17:23 UTC||Need Help??|
Judging by the number of posts in Newest Nodes a few days ago, it seemed like a slow day. I asked in the CB if anyone had done statistical analysis on the number and type of posts on any given day. The general response was no, but all the tools are there to do it if you want. I really didn't want to. I wanted to be lazy and enjoy someone else's work.
I was provided with a
Using the "eyes were bigger than my stomach" analogy, I quickly found myself in over my head. The ideas I had, while all possible, seemed like they would take far more work than the benefit I would get from them.
This is where you come in. Take a look at this and tell me what you think. tye and diotalevi helped me get this far. If you feel that continuing on would be a worth while endeavour than I will. If you have any ideas for the type of reports you would like to see, please let me know.
Each record contains the following fields:
Update: It turned out that I originally received an old file, but have since rebuilt the database and populated current information.
Update 2: Thanks to diotalevi it now takes 1 minute instead of 1 hour to rebuild the database from scratch (yeah COPY). He already pointed out that the hours should be adjusted to GMT and James mentioned that this may require using two different zones since the Monastery has moved since its inception. Rest assured when I get time I will be doing this. I also removed "system" nodes from the statistics as tachyon feels that the average number of root nodes is twice the actual average.