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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Download count = 9 099 712
Date Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:24:44 GMT
On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 6:43 PM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 24, 2012 8:46 AM, "Rob Weir" <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 6:21 AM, Wolf Halton <wolf.halton@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> > On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> >
>> >> So we're getting close now to the 10M mark.  It looks like we'll be
>> >> there in time for the AOO 3.4.1 release announcement.
>> >>
>> >> -Rob
>> >>
>> >
>> > Are we going to continue the count into 3.4.x...n? or restart at 3.4.1
> and
>> > again at 3.4.2 and again at 3.4.3 etc.
>> > Restart the count at 3.5?
>> >
>>
>> I'll count the data at a fine-grained level.  Since AOO 3.4.1 has
>> different file names than AOO 3.4.0, it is trivial to distinguish
>> them.  But I can also distinguish AOO 3.4.1 downloads that come from
>> AOO 3.4.0 upgrades versus someone downloading AOO 3.4.1 as their first
>> install.
>>
>> So for reporting it depends on whether we want to report downloads
>> counts or users counts.  If we wanted to estimate the number of AOO
>> users, it would be something like:
>>
>> User count = AOO 3.4.0 downloads + AOO 3.4.1 downloads - (AOO
>> 3.4.0->AOO 3.4.1 upgrades)
>>
>> Reporting download counts is fine as well, but it that number is
>> sensitive to the upgrade frequency.  So imagine you really have 1
>> million actual users, but you come out with a new release every month.
>>  Then over a 6 month period you will show a download count of around 6
>> million, but still have only 1 million users.  So getting impressive,
>> but meaningless, download numbers is simple.  But a high download
>> count, caused by upgrade churning, is not really relevant.
>>
>> So maybe we want to report two figures:  cumulative downloads for
>> 3.4.x, as well as estimated user counts.
>>
>> -Rob
>>
>>
>> > -Wolf
>> >
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>
> The larger the array of data points, the more potentially interesting the
> visual chart.
>

Yes.  O'Reilly has a new book on D3 graphics.  I just got a copy.  A
lot of potential there:

https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery

Of course, getting graphics like that into AOO itself would be better
than putting it on our website.

-Rob

> Wolf

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