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Hey guys, anyone else noticed that you can tell on a daily basis who is looking at what by taking a look the the diffs between versions of the WebStatistics page?

I can imagine a system to graph the most popular page views and page edits which you can then present to management. Hmm, maybe not such a great idea - perhaps I am just reinventing graphing of weblogs and that would be a better approach?

-- MartinCleaver - 29 Mar 2001

I've done a little work on something similar to this based on seeing something similar done (using POVray for "serious" pretty printing) for a different online chat forum. (in that forum you address replies to a named person - which allows you to have a 3D graph of who speaks to who. (X,Y = names of people, Z number of messages from X to Y)

I've not had a chance to do this for TWiki.org yet though (the way to do this here would be to go through the rdiffs of all the pages and treat those as people talking to each other) In order to deal with zipf distribution-like problems you'd probably need log scales on approriate scales where possible. (Probably the best way to order the users is to order them based on total number of posts (ever) rather than alphabetical - however alphabetical will give you very much a skyscaper-esque view)

There's even more interesting things you could do if you had an inverted index of the TWiki tree, and picked the words that appeared in topic titles (subject to an exlcude list) and tracked those versus users - you'd find out what really matters to the Codev community as a whole that way, not just squeaky wheels. Mapping that against what people have produced patches for would tell you if the community's expectations were realistic.

But hey, what do I know of interpreting this stuff... Google:statistical+analysis+cache wink

-- MichaelSparks - 15 Aug 2003

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