On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray(a)dunelm.org.uk> wrote:
2009/1/23 Nikola Smolenski <smolensk(a)eunet.yu>yu>:
Article length was 82028 bytes, and length of
contributors' names is 650 bytes
(or 0.8% of the article's length). If that would be printed in an
encyclopedic format, the article would take some more than ten pages, and the
list of authors would take 10 rows, if printed in a slightly smaller font. To
me, this looks reasonable.
It's a lot less unreasonable than many suggestions! :-)
I wonder - would it be possible to get some kind of script set up to
take, say, a thousand of our most popular articles and tell us what
the "cite all named authors who make nontrivial contributions" result
would be like? This might be a useful bit of data...
If you define "nontrivial" for me, that should not be too hard...
André Engels, andreengels(a)gmail.com