[Wikipedia-l] median article size decreasing

lcrocker at nupedia.com lcrocker at nupedia.com
Fri Aug 23 17:58:56 UTC 2002

> P.S. It is also possible that there is something inaccurate about
> the way I am calculating the median article size.  What I do is
> take the article count from the front page (say 38000), divide by
> 2 (19000), and then go to the special page "long articles" and look
> up the size of the 19000th longest article.

"Long articles" lists every page in the main namespace; the count
on the front page only counts "comma" articles.  Since there are
probably a few non-comma articles that rank above 38000th in length,
this method may actually give you a number slightly higher than the
real median size of "comma" articles.

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