> "Jim Charter" <jrc### [at] msncom> wrote in message
> | We have a distinct trend in fewer and fewer entrants it seems. Yet
> | these newsgroups seem to be as lively as ever. I can't keep up with
> | all the threads. I wonder, can you analyte the data and see if there
> | is any trend in the number or percentage of new participants versus
> | returning? Say if you pick some threshold, for an individual's degree
> | of participation, does it peak and then wane? Have regulars moved on?
> | Is this a constant process or was there a bulge? Does the data reveal
> | anything more about this trend?
> The statistic in which I would be interested, although I doubt the
> discovery of it could be automated, would be the percentage of entries
> per round made with commercial software. This seems to be less a free
> software competition and more an amateur commercial software competition
> every round. This is just a feeling. I haven't taken the time to
> actually count.
I thought about this, but as you say it is not possible to automate
(parsing just the basic stuff was tough enough :-).
http://exether.free.fr/irtc (more IRTC stats !)
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