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Weekend Metrics
« on: October 17, 2016, 07:59:09 PM »
Data analytics... It's what I do.

These are plots of text replies and photo replies in the weekend threads so far this year.
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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 10:10:01 PM »
Does a reply with both photos and text get counted in both categories? Does a post with more than one photo still count as one post?
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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 11:46:47 PM »
Does a reply with both photos and text get counted in both categories?
No, it is either a photo reply or a text-only reply.

Does a post with more than one photo still count as one post?
Yes. I thought about making an entry for each reply and having metadata like number of photos and whether or not there was text, film type, camera type, etc., but it's a fully manual process. There is no Filmwasters api that I can get this data from (that I know of). I would have to download all of the replies and do some sort of indexing/searching/querying. I could probably write some R or Python code to do that. I have the interest, but not the time. :)
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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 09:14:35 PM »
Unless the Simple Machines Forum engine has an API, I guess you'd be stuck doing a full crawl...
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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2016, 02:51:26 PM »
this is enjoyable, thanks!
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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 04:43:02 PM »
And what conclusions can we draw from these squiggly lines?

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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2016, 05:52:10 PM »
Unless the Simple Machines Forum engine has an API, I guess you'd be stuck doing a full crawl...
If we have access to the database then I can wite a SQL query for it...

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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2016, 07:01:04 PM »
What I want to know is the standard deviation of flower fouls per quarter.

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Re: Weekend Metrics
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2016, 01:19:31 AM »
And what conclusions can we draw from these squiggly lines?
Well, the sample is too small to hang my hat on, but I think generally, I can say that the weekend thread has more photo posts than strictly text posts. However, the margin is small (probably within +/-1 s.d.). I was a little surprised by that. I don't usually think that there is a lot of 'chatter' in those threads, but I guess there is. One of the other by-products of collecting this data was that I went back and scrolled through every weekend thread for this year. There is a lot of really great stuff in those!
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