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It seems some people have a ton of questions on Stack Overflow, but relatively few answers, whereas some people have a ton of answers but relatively few questions; it seems like a smaller percentage of people fall in the "even" category.

I can't find a graph/grid of these ratios. Is this particular metric available somewhere?

I'm looking for a histogram of number of answers/number of questions.

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You should be able to make a query with the Data Explorer that returns such a ration. Maybe there is such a query listed already. –  N.N. Mar 15 '12 at 18:40
It is not clear exactly what statistics you are after. Could you please elaborate? Is data.stackexchange.com/stackoverflow/query/52131/… close to what you are looking for? –  N.N. Mar 16 '12 at 8:48
@N.N. I updated the post –  Steve Mar 16 '12 at 15:16
The query User Counts of ratio of answer to question which calculates the ratio and then counts the number of users in each ratio, may help you –  Some Helpful Commenter Mar 16 '12 at 16:21

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Using the data from User Counts of ratio of answer to question Rounded to the nearest integer

I created this pie chart and you're correct. Less than 25% of users that have a question or answer* have a ratio near 1 or greater.

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*Users with no answers or questions are not represented on this graph. They are actually almost as big as the "questions but no answers group"

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-1, I don't know what this circular... thing... is, but it's certainly not a histogram! Okay, seriously though, question about your labeling: would ratio of 0.25 fall under "r~1," or are multiple-questions-per-answer users included in the thinner, unlabeled slices? –  Pops Mar 16 '12 at 17:15
.25 rounds to 0 so it falls into the "questions but no answer" group. This does indeed skew the data significantly. Here's the same pie chart but rounded to two decimal places. This means that there's more than 25% of users have a ratio of .01 or greater. –  Some Helpful Commenter Mar 16 '12 at 18:04
EXCELLENT! Just what I was looking for. –  Steve Mar 16 '12 at 19:28

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