Stats comp.lang.ruby (last 7 days)


Top 10 posters for the period:

rank posts kbytes  name <address>
   1    21   62.9  Austin Ziegler <halostatue / gmail.com>
   2    19   50.8  James Edward Gray II <james / grayproductions.net>
   3    18   42.1  James Britt <james_b / neurogami.com>
   4    17   53.5  Ara.T.Howard <Ara.T.Howard / noaa.gov>
   5    16   33.5  Robert Klemme <bob.news / gmx.net>
   6    10   20.1  Devin Mullins <twifkak / comcast.net>
   7     9   22.9  Eric Hodel <drbrain / segment7.net>
   8     8   14.2  Daniel Berger <Daniel.Berger / qwest.com>
   9     7   21.9  Steven Jenkins <steven.jenkins / ieee.org>
  10     7   17.4  sujeet kumar <sujeetkr / gmail.com>
     ----- ------
       132  339.4  Total for top 10

Totals for the newsgroup:
 208 posters
 590 articles
 1313.2 kbytes

The top 10 accounted for:
   4.81% of the posters
  22.37% of the articles
  25.84% of the bytes

Averages:
   2.84 articles / poster
   2.23 kbytes / article
   6.31 kbytes / poster

50 people posted for the first time this period.
They went on to post 88 articles altogether

The new posters accounted for:
  24.04% of the posters
  14.92% of the articles
  13.80% of the bytes

smallest post was 0.902 kbytes by ngoc <ngoc / yahoo.com>
largest post was 20.605 kbytes by Tim Sutherland <timsuth / ihug.co.nz>*

Top 10 subjects for the period:

posts kbytes  subject
   60  101.8  survey: what editor do you use to hack ruby?
   20   52.7  [ANN] PDF::Writer 1.0 (version 1.0.1)
   14   39.8  Ruby and recursion (Ackermann benchmark)
   14   24.5  Truth maintenance system in Ruby
   12   30.3  python/ruby benchmark(don't shoot the messenger)
   11   38.5  [SOLUTION] Chess Variants (I) (#35)
   11   26.8  Super-scalar Optimizations
   10   31.3  GC.disable not working?
   10   19.6  Why do arrays work this way?
   10   17.1  Multitasking server?

590 articles on 150 subjects
 473 were followups (80.17%)
 0 were crossposts (0.00%)

1313.2 kbytes total
 headers:         663.1kb   50.49%
 quoted text:     167.2kb   12.73%
 original text:   424.1kb   32.29%
 signatures:       20.6kb    1.57%

Averages:
   3.93 articles / subjetc
   2.23 kbytes / article
   8.75 kbytes / subject

Postings per weekday:

Day          posts
 Monday        64  ******
 Tuesday      111  ***********
 Wednesday    128  *************
 Thursday      85  *********
 Friday        95  **********
 Saturday      54  *****
 Sunday        53  *****
                 (*=10 posts)

Top 10 newsreader agents used (accumulated):

posts           newsreader        users
  417 (70.68%)  ruby-talk          136 65.38%
   70 (11.86%)  g2                  35 16.83%
   31 ( 5.25%)  outlook              9  4.33%
   26 ( 4.41%)  thunderbird         13  6.25%
    7 ( 1.19%)  pan                  2  0.96%
    7 ( 1.19%)  tin                  1  0.48%
    6 ( 1.02%)  mozilla              4  1.92%
    5 ( 0.85%)  noaa                 1  0.48%
    4 ( 0.68%)  knode                2  0.96%
    4 ( 0.68%)  trn                  1  0.48%

17 different agents have been used (versions unaccounted).

DISCLAIMER
Please, take these stats with a grain of salt, quantity might not always
denote any quality; people who are not among the top posters also often have
very important and interesting things to say, though they are not listed
here by name.

Have a lot ..., lots of fun!