[WikiEN-l] Median article size

NavouWiki navouwiki at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 23:16:04 UTC 2008

Tell me what to do and I'll have my server do it.  It would probably involve
me downloading the most recent dump.


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NavouWiki wrote

> Outdated data where an approximate median size can be extrapolated.

> http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/TablesWikipediaEN.htm
> http://stats.wikimedia.org/EN/ChartsWikipediaEN.htm

Thanks. Doesn't quite answer the question, since there isn't recent data. To
be more precise, at average 5 bytes per word, I'd be interested in whether a
median 400 words (2K therefore), or 500 words, is more plausible. The
extrapolation would suggest the former, but the figure is going to be pulled
down by disambiguation pages that are only technically articles. 


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