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Re: analysis techniques



On Fri, 1 Mar 1996, Gloria Mark wrote:

> Date: Fri, 01 Mar 1996 11:34:44 +0100
> From: Gloria Mark <gloria.mark@gmd.de>
> To: www-logging@w3.org
> Subject: analysis techniques
> 
> Can anyone give me information on what kind of analysis packages/programs 
> might be available for doing statistical analyses with logging data? I am 
> interested in doing analyses which are more sophisticated than descriptive
> statistics (i.e. frequencies, means). For example, I would be interested in
> analyses such as Markov chains, Poisson processes, time series, or
> multivariate regression techniques. My interest is not limited to these
> analyses, so anything you could direct me to would be helpful.

The Feb. 19 CommunicationsWeek has a write-up about a product called 
Market Focus from Interse Corp (www.interse.com) that promises "16 
different types of standard analysis" and alludes to path tracking, 
visit duration, referrals and browser identification. 

For those of us who are statistically impaired, can you give us some 
explanation of the usefulness of the analyses you're looking for? For 
example, what would Markov chains tell us about the access log?

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