More usenet usage statistics, by programming language

Aaron K. Johnson akjmicro at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 25 01:43:05 CET 2003


In message <3E31BACB.EA3D8CDA at engcorp.com>, Peter Hansen wrote:
> "Aaron K. Johnson" wrote:
> > 
> > In message <v339gg9p1rlb3e at news.supernews.com>, "John Roth" wrote:
> > >
> > > I don't understand. Number of unique posters in the last 200 posts to a
> > > newsgroup I understand,
> > > and 647 to the (one) Python newsgroup I understand, but I don't
> > > understand how you get
> > > 647 different posters out of the last 200 posts.
> > >
> > > Oh, and Clipper is an old data base language, somewhere in the dbase
> > > family.
> > 
> > oops, sorry....I meant 2000!
> 
> So, among other problems, this means if a given newsgroup had a single
> large thread with a half-dozen regulars posting ten times each in a
> big argument, that particular language would appear less popular...
> 
> -Peter

Peter,

Each poster is counted only once.

-Aaron.





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