Robert Spanjaard spamtrap at arumes.com
Mon Jul 28 22:50:44 UTC 2008

On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 16:22:45 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:

>> No it is not random with respect to users of Ubuntu.  Your sample space
>> is messages sent by users on the Ubuntu users list.  This is likely not
>> representative of all Ubuntu users. There is also the additional factor
>> that a user sending many messages to the email list will be oversampled
>> with your methodology. So even if the users on the Ubuntu list are
>> representative of all Ubuntu users, you will over sample those who post
>> the most messages.
> Assuming your right, the fact that as many as possible in the sample
> 100, 12 users or less, use Evolution. So why is it the one sent with
> Ubuntu?

The answer has already been given:

#<name> is the package name;
#<inst> is the number of people who installed this package;
#<vote> is the number of people who use this package regularly;
#<old> is the number of people who installed, but don't use this package
#        regularly;
#<recent> is the number of people who upgraded this package recently;

#rank name                            inst  vote   old recent
443   evolution                      509363 80793 404082 24432
587   thunderbird                    141871 45359 91515  4937 

Check the vote-column. Evolution has almost twice as many regular users 
as Thunderbird.

Regards, Robert                                      http://www.arumes.com

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