Mangle

Statistics: March 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 March 12001
Number of times the archive search was used 1571
Total number of words used in searches 34180
Number of times safemode was used 524
Number of times Frames was used 9524
Number of times the query failed 149
Number of times no URL was found 66
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
www.geocities.com 95
beaskund.helloyou.ws 83
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de ** 68
english.pravda.ru 58
news.bbc.co.uk 41
www.cnn.com 33
www.amazon.com 29
www.nature.com 24
www.nap.edu 24
www.house.gov 24
news.com.com 24
members.aol.com 24
www.epa.gov 23
www.angelfire.com 23
citeseer.nj.nec.com 23
www.pbs.org 21
www.epinions.com 18
www.usdoj.gov 11
members.tripod.com 18
www.microsoft.com 17
www.guardian.co.uk 15
www.washingtonpost.com 13
www.chron.com 13
www.theage.com.au 10
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.com 12
www.cdc.gov 12
quickstart.clari.net 12
abcnews.go.com 12
www.netnews.org 11
www.fas.org 11
Other Notables:
biz.yahoo.com 10
www.fool.com 10
www.media.mit.edu 9
www.wired.com 9
enquirer.com 8
www.blonnet.com 8
www.tribuneindia.com 8
web.mit.edu 7
home.earthlink.net 3
www3.sympatico.ca 2

** 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 4088
.org 1501
.edu 791
.uk 446
.net 376
.gov 278
.ca 248
.au 199
.us 166
.de 105
.jp 79
.nz 47
.is 47
.mil 44
.fr 30


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 4593
.htm 3425
Root (no extension) 1490
.asp 617
.shtml 315
.cfm 207
.php 181
.txt 168
.stm 47
.php3 34
.cgi 33
.jsp 26


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 17 times: disaster, marine, unidentified
Words used 16 times: exhaust, hydrogen, interviews, performers, unsecured
Words used 15 times: cholesterol, cruise, degree, demanding, deiagrams, incremental, invented, log, regulated
Words used 14 times: too many !
Only 139 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 1272 10.6%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 742 6.2%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 9165 76.4%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 181 1.5%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 641 5.3%


'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 615
Canada 138
Australia 70
Great Britain 55
Germany 44
France 33
Japan 30
United Kingdom 28


'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 2672
Icelandic 79
French 43
German 34
Arabic 26
Japanese 20

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