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Average Answerer's Age (among the tags answered by more than 1000 users with age filled)

White-bearded aqsaqals of age 33, who have mastered the principles of agile development, use old-school technologies like VB6, COM and Oracle.

Kids of age 28 prefer css, div-based design of their wordpress blogs using php and jquery.

Update:

We could make a horoscope!

When a user logs in, show them the tags corresponding to their current age.

Something along the lines of:

Today is a good day for parameters, tutorials and bash. Framework can surprise you. Beware of collections and learning.

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People of age 28 are not kids. –  KennyTM May 31 '10 at 17:09
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@KennyTM: I knew that white-bearded 33 year olds will meet no objections! –  Quassnoi May 31 '10 at 17:26
    
To those voting to close: we've had well-received "Here's a query that presents some interesting statistics" posts to meta in the past. Is this a general claim that these type questions are not good, or a complaint about this on in particular? –  dmckee May 31 '10 at 17:51
    
@Kenny: Depends on the 28 year old. It really does. –  dmckee May 31 '10 at 17:52
    
@dmckee: In general? I don't know. I do think shoehorning discussion into the engine for Meta has issues... but this particular question just seemed a bit much. That said, I did bookmark for upvoting later when I get more votes. –  Gnome May 31 '10 at 18:56
    
@The Cat: meta is, at least in part, for discussion. Certainly the SOFU engine is not optimal for it, but we use it anyway. Presumably on a "eating your own dogfood" basis. –  dmckee May 31 '10 at 20:08

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Do me do me do me!

Ohh php is 29. I'm under age.

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First row and highest age: tag=agile, average_age=33.81, answer_count=1115

Whoda thunk the average oldest users are the most agile?

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Not interesting without the standard deviation for each tag as well. Otherwise the lesson isn't clear...but I'm betting on "There isn't any significant age variation among the popular tags".


I take it back. Standard deviations in the 9ish range on populations of 1000+ means standard deviations of the means around 0.3. There is is statistically significant difference between the limiting cases.

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