[WikiEN-l] Median article size

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 02:43:06 UTC 2008

On 2/9/08, charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com > 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
>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.

Hmm. 5 letters per word is one thing, but 5 bytes per word? Seems like
it will be skewed by wikitext syntax (tables and templates in


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