Mangle

Statistics: December

A log is kept of the options and results for each random search. I wrote a small program to analyse everything based on the data from the past month.

General
Number of searches through December 31 5487
Total number of words used in searches 15139
Number of times safemode was used 164
Number of times Frames was used 4589
Number of times the query failed 80
Number of times no URL was found 38
Number of words in the database 7111

There was a large decrease in the number of searches compared to previous months since Mangle was down September to October.


Website URL hits
The root URL was counted for each site visited. For example, If a web site address 'www.news.com/paper/june/00232.html' was hit, only 'www.news.com' was counted.

Web site root URL Hits (out of 5487)
www.geocities.com 49
www.netnews.org 45
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de ** 38
english.pravda.ru 35
news.bbc.co.uk 19
www.amazon.com 17
www.microsoft.com 14
www.house.gov 13
www.adobe.com 12
www.cnn.com 11
members.aol.com 11
www.epa.gov 10
www.angelfire.com 10
citeseer.nj.nec.com 10
www.guardian.co.uk 9
www.cdc.dov 9
mus.merchandiseinfo.com 9
www.usatoday.com 8
www.tribuneindia.com 8
news.com.com 8
biz.yahoo.com 8
www.time.com 7
www.media.mit.edu 7
www.epinions.com 7
www.businessweek.com 7
web.mit.edu 7
www.revisedhistory.org 6
www.pbs.org 6
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.com 6
www.fas.com 6
www.aegis.com 6
members.tripod.com 6
csf.colorado.edu 6

The usual suspects are in the list, such as Geocities, BBC, Amazon, etc, but there are a few new ones near the top. www.netnews.org, which points to another domain, is surprisingly the second most visited site! I wonder how a site goes from nothing to something in just a few months. mus.merchandiseinfo.com and www.tribuneindia.com are a couple of new notables as well.

** Note that the site wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de contains a 10000+ word list of the english language, and so this page is generally found if an odd combination of rarely used words are used in the search.


Top-level domain hits
The top-level domains (.com, .edu, .org, etc) in the web URLs were counted. The top few never seem to change.

Top-level Domain Hits
.com 2039
.org 769
.edu 416
.net 191
.uk 180
.gov 162
.au 108
.ca 106
.us 97
.de 28
.mil 25
.jp 24
.ru 22
.nl 18
.br 17
.br 15
.nz 14
.dk 13


Domain File Extension Names
The filetypes that were used in the URL were counted. The order doesn't change from month to month, however I expect to see a slight shift over a longer time period.

File Extension Hits
.html 2086
.htm 1561
Root (no extension) 741
.asp 256
.shtml 155
.txt 86
.cfm 85
.php 77
.stm 26
.php3 13
.jsp 13
.cgi 8


Word Frequencies
Although there is an equal probability of any word being picked out of the 7111 words in the database, some words came up more often than others. These are the words that were most often picked.

Words used 11 times: breathing, cans
Words used 10 times: chemical
Words used 9 times: birds, prospect, responsibility
Words used 8 times: arrive, cleared, concentrations, considering, constructed, electron, finishing, football, imminent, incorporated, invented, maximum, rebel, reductions, riot, simultaneous, smuggling, staff, strigent, tables, worried
Words used 7 times: too many !
1047 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 689 12.5%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 721 13.1%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 3660 66.7%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 57 1.0%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 360 6.6%


'Country' options used:
The number of times the search was restricted to specific countries (the countries which were used less than 10 times were omitted).

Option: Country Number of times used
United States 634
Canada 67
Russia 26
Netherlands 20
Australia 17
Finland 16
Brazil 14
China 13
Japan 10


'Language' options used:
The number of times the search was restricted to specific languages If you want English pages, there really is no need to select English when you are using Mangle since the majority of the pages on the internet are in English, and you are using and English database of words.

Option: Language Number of times used
English 1893
Portuguese 13
French 8
Chinese 8
Arabic 7
Italian 6
Russian 5

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