Mangle

Statistics: February 2003

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 February 12025
Total number of words used in searches 32384
Number of times safemode was used 375
Number of times Frames was used 7768
Number of times the query failed 45
Number of times no URL was found 53
Number of words in the database 7111


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
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de ** 127
www.geocities.com 73
english.pravda.ru 64
news.bbc.co.uk 55
beaskund.helloyou.ws 52
www.amazon.com 30
www.cnn.com 29
www.netnews.org 17
citeseer.nj.nec.com 16
members.aol.com 16
www.angelfire.com 16
members.tripod.com 16
www.epa.gov 16
www.nap.edu 16
www.media.mit.edu 15
www.pbs.org 14
www.house.gov 14
www.guardian.co.uk 14
www.microsoft.com 13
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.com 12
enquirer.com 12
www.epinions.com 11
www.fas.org 11
www.chron.com 11
web.mit.edu 11
home.earthlink.net 11
Other Notables:
www.washingtonpost.com 10
news.com.com 10
www.theage.com.au 10
biz.yahoo.com 9
www.blonnet.com 9
www.tribuneindia.com 8
www.cisco.com 7
www3.sympatico.ca 5
www.usatoday.com 5
www.homestead.com 5
www.fool.com 4
www.space.com 3

The top site is geocities.com (73 hits), narrowly beating the netnews.org/beaskund.helloyou.ws combo (69), as they are the same site. As usual, general news sites and personal homepage sites top the list.

** 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 3635
.org 1306
.edu 689
.uk 470
.net 378
.ca 240
.gov 218
.au 204
.us 144
.de 65
.jp 37
.dk 28
.nz 36
.se 34
.mil 33


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 3829
.htm 2912
Root (no extension) 1427
.asp 529
.shtml 274
.txt 212
.cfm 168
.php 151
.stm 64
.cgi 29
.php3 23
.jsp 18


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 18 times: cheese
Words used 16 times: appealing, holdings, musicians
Words used 15 times: incremental, purchased, versions, wanting, worries, writes
Words used 14 times: adjust, birds, camps, completion, deliveries, lights, practives, recapitalization, selective, subsidiaries, sup, tackle
Words used 13 times: too many !
Only 174 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 1327 11.0%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 3200 26.6%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 6338 52.7%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 157 1.3%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 1003 8.3%


'Country' options used:
The number of times the search was restricted to specific countries.

Option: Country Number of times used
United States 345
Canada 274
United Kingdom 201
Great Britain 153
Australia 106
Austria 43
Sweden 29
Russia 26
Brazil 20
France 20


'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 1928
Swedish 25
French 22
Portuguese 15
Norwegian 8

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