Mangle

Statistics: May 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 May 19009
Number of times the archive search was used 457
Total number of words used in searches 55327
Number of times safemode was used 442
Number of times Frames was used 17877
Number of times the query failed 290
Number of times no URL was found 114
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
beaskund.helloyou.ws 164
www.geocities.com 155
english.pravda.ru 103
www.amazon.com 97
news.bbc.co.uk 72
www.cnn.com 59
www.guardian.co.uk 51
www.nature.com 45
wortschatz.uni-leipzig.de ** 44
www.tribuneindia.com 41
citeseer.nj.nec.com 40
www.epa.gov 39
www.parliament.the-stationery-office.com 37
wortschatz.infomatik.uni-leipzig.de 31
www.pbs.org 30
members.aol.com 30
www.psychoflubber.com 29
news.com.com 28
www.washingtonpost.com 27
www.house.gov 27
www.fas.org 27
members.tripod.com 27
www.angelfire.com 26
biz.yahoo.com 25
www.chron.com 23
www.fansonly.com 22
www.epinions.com 22
www.usatoday.com 21
www.microsoft.com 21
www.businessweek.com 20
Other Notables:
enquirer.com 17
abcnews.go.com 16
www.cdc.gov 16
www.theage.com.au 12
www.wired.com 12
web.mit.edu 12
www.nap.edu 11
www.usdoj.gov 11
home.earthlink.net 6

** 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 6037
.org 2149
.edu 1133
.uk 966
.net 594
.gov 374
.ca 272
.au 270
.us 257
.de 100
.nl 84
.jp 68
.it 68
.nz 59


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 7317
.htm 5514
Root (no extension) 1858
.asp 1058
.shtml 581
.php 334
.cfm 321
.txt 201
.stm 82
.php3 48
.jsp 42
.cgi 33
.pl 32


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 25 times: cache, reflected
Words used 23 times: birds, concessions
Words used 22 times: acknowledges, perform, persons, tightening
Words used 21 times: clashes, journey, naval, ones, success
Words used 20 times: basement, campaigns, citizen, container, exporters, log, postal, rely, repeated, sing, worried
Words used 19 times: too many !
Only 16 words were never used.


Frequency of option 'Number of words'
Number of times 1 word was used in search 1122 5.9%
Number of times 2 words were used in search 921 4.8%
Number of times 3 words were used in search (default) 16144 84.9%
Number of times 4 words were used in search 179 0.01%
Number of times 5 words were used in search 634 3.3%


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

Option: Country Number of times used
United States 845
United Kingdom 534
Belgium 96
Canada 87
Italy 65
Sweden 61
Great Britain 58
Netherlands 58
Australia 52


'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 1681
Dutch 73
Italian 49
Swedish 25
German 17
French 16

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