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Re: img statistics

From: Paul Burchard <burchard@cs.princeton.edu>
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 95 16:34:02 -0400
Message-Id: <9510072034.AA03629@cs>
To: Hakon Lie <Hakon.Lie@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
One thing to keep in mind when compiling statistics about the Web  
is that in many cases the probability distributions involved are  
highly skew -- for instance log-normal or exponential.  Depending on  
what you do with the stats, it may be more accurate to report, say,  
a geometric mean instead of the usual arithmetic average.

For some examples and explanation, take a look at  
<URL:http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~burchard/www/stats/>.

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Paul Burchard	<burchard@cs.princeton.edu>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''
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