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Questions tagged [data-analysis]

Use on questions that ask for analysis of one or more of the available data-collections both public and private. If your question is about a single observation use the tag [statistics] instead.

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How to find the current top questions by number of views? Or the quarterly number of views per question?

Stack Overflow provides the total number of pageviews per question - but it doesn't tell you if those views are historical or if the question is still current. How can I find the current top questions?...
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Comparing the data in “a year in moderation” posts across sites

I was recently participating on one of the meta sites and several of us wanted to see how that site compared to other sites, specifically with regards to moderator-deleted and moderator-closed posts ...
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2018: a year in spam

End-of-year posts seem to have become the tradition these days, so I'm back again with a third Year in Spam. Welcome back, folks, to another round of statistics you never needed to know. All times/...
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How can I see if my question is still active?

Years and years ago, I posted a very awkward question on Stack Overflow. Now I checked it again and I discovered it got around 7k views and the answers to that question have got a discrete number of ...
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2017: a year in spam

Last year, I posted 2016: a year in spam. Since that was pretty well-received, here’s the 2017 version. Ladies, gentlemen, aliens, and everyone in between: more statistics about spam that you never ...
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Information about moderators in the data dump [duplicate]

I was trying to look for information about the moderators of Stack Exchange Community, but I didn't find any. So can anyone please tell if there is any information available about the moderators in ...
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Finding correct site - “Dimensioning personnel resources - examples and resources?” [duplicate]

I am looking for the right site to post this in, and this is what I have written. I have considered Data science, Project management, and even The Workforce, but none seem fitting, though I am ...
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How to obtain the users reputation dataset from Stack Overflow

Is it possible to obtain the individual user reputations dataset (users and reputation at a given time) from Stack Overflow for example? Aim: modeling purposes.
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2016: a year in spam

In the spirit of Shog9's recent post, "2016: A year in closing", I thought I'd do something similar for spam. Ladies and gentlemen, I present you with all the statistics about spam you never needed to ...
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How much do hats increase positive behaviors compared to the rest of the year?

Most of the hats are designed to reward positive behaviors, behaviors that benefit the sites -- reviewing, editing, answering questions (well), participating on meta, and so on. (The others aren't ...
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Who asked the most number of questions on Stack Exchange?

I searched before, but I didn't find any solution. I am just curious to know who asked the most questions on Stack Overflow or another Stack Exchange site. How can I find this information?
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Can I have some closed question data? What should I point Parsey McParseface at?

I'm doing some experimentation with SyntaxNet (aka Parsey McParseface). You can follow my musings and results in Charcoal HQ if you so desire. Based on some early results using very rudimentary ways ...
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Most active users on tag Data Explorer

I was wondering, and I searched a bit but found nothing, is there a query on Data Explorer that will show the most active users on a certain tag on a overflow site? Like someone who frequently ...
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How to access user last connection IP address on profile

I'm doing some work on the network analysis of a Stack Exchange community. I need the location of its users, but as you know, not everyone fills in the Location field. I find the [Data.StackExchange]....
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How often do moderators purge entire comment threads?

I'm kicking around some ideas for ways to improve comment moderation. As part of one of these ideas, I'd like to get some statistics - specifically, how often do moderators delete entire comment ...
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Additional RSS feeds

This is based on a few other posts here, such as 1, 2, 3, and 4. User Answers: A particular user's newly posted answers to questions. Every answer posted by the user gets published. Edits to answers ...
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Add more meta data to the sites' HTML

I'm playing with live filtering the Stack pages and am extracting information about views, reputation and votes from title or content of the page elements. As HTML title attributes and text content ...
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How successful has the review indicator been?

Is there data about the amount of reviews that the new not-so-shiny review notification icon has caused? Has it increased the amount of reviewers? Decreased? No significant change?
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Which sites appear most often in the Hot Network Questions list?

Is there any data about which Stack Exchange sites have their questions end up in the Hot Network Questions list the most? In particular: What percentage of hot network questions comes from each site?...
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Does Stack Exchange Track Clicks to “Hot Network Questions”

I'd love to make or see a graph analysis of click-throughs from Stack Overflow to other community's questions. I expect to see attractors that SO types tend to fall into (e.g. RPGs). Does Stack ...
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Are Data Explorer Queries included in the Data Dump?

Since the Data Dump includes all the Stack Exchange sites, is Data Explorer included? If not, is there a way to backup queries besides copy/paste?
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Using stackoverflow data to look at trends in technology usage [duplicate]

Is it possible to query how many questions per day have been asked on a particular subject on Stackoverflow over a period of time? For instance, I can use Google Web Trends to compare number of ...
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Can you help with getting some statistics on Stack Overflow voting patterns?

About 2 weeks ago we've said good-bye to some old close reasons (minimal understanding, describe specific problem, etc). Since then, I think I might have noticed a drop in the amount of votes to close ...
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A better way to find questions that interest me, with machine learning

Stackoverflow uses a fairly good heuristic to choose a selection of interesting questions on the homepage for each user. But lately I get the feeling that it is failing for me. Or the actual ratio ...
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Please make close vote review data public [duplicate]

I'd like to play around with the close vote review data to do some basic analysis. Can the review data from the close vote queue please be made public? User IDs should be included in the data dump, ...
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When is the ideal time to hold a chat room event to accommodate the most users, in particular users with close vote privileges?

I wanted to run a weekly, 1-hour event, and initially set the time, somewhat haphazardly, to my lunch hour, 9:00pm UTC (as I expected to be alone in participation at first anyway). However, several ...
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Influence of the weather in the upvote/downvote ratio?

I'm under the impression that the weather can influence the mood and have some impact in voting statistics. Is there any way of verifying this hypothesis? I mean, is the daily total of upvotes and ...
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Selecting interesting questions by means of more sophisticated analysis

I’m thinking about possibility to make more sophisticated SE data dumps analysis in order to select most interesting questions. Maybe not a problem for SO because huge number of questions have 3-...
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Prediction about tags on which you are most and least likely to answer

Some time ago there was a blog post about someone analysing what tags SO users answered on and coming up with the five most and least likely tags that this user would answer on in the future. The post ...
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What events or new design choices have exogenously changed user behavior on SO?

I've been doing some research on design choices in online communities, and I'm looking for some examples of design changes, events, feature additions (or subtractions), or policy changes that might ...
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Trouble with fetching data

I'm trying to query the following data from stackexchange: Fetch all the questions asked about Android, in past five years, and display post's id (a.iD), associated tags (a.Tags), for the person ...
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Classifier based answer ranking Chrome extension

I'm in my final year of a computer science degree. For my thesis I have implemented a classifier that predicts the usefulness of answers to questions with no accepted answer, based on a training set ...
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Getting data from Stack Overflow?

I intend to analyze data derived from the user behavior on Stack Overflow (i.e. the number of questions asked in the last five years, upvotes, number of users common to "Android" and "iOS" dev ...
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Average length of comments on Stack Overflow

What is the average comments length on Stack Overflow? I'm working on my Thesis about Short Message Topic Detection (on Twitter, to be more specific) and I would like to know that for research ...
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Data Analysis and sites

Which site is suitable to include questions on data analysis? I'd like to post a question about theorical techniques that are applied to analyze the data and feedback that can be given after this ...
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Any infovis ever been tried on stackoverflow data?

Today, opening stackoverflow i have read 3 or 4 times the tag QT. For sure is something totally random but this made me think about a friend that this morning talked about how .net is gettin in shadow ...
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Why are questions edited more thoroughly than answers?

I used the PostHistory table and ran a Python diff ratio using the first and last edits for both questions and answers. This is supposed to give 1 if the posts are identical and 0 if there are no ...
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Frequency of a term or keyword, over time

This might sound like a strange request, but here's what I'd like to do: Know how often a certain keyword or tag is used, over time, on StackOverflow. For example, for this keyword: "github" How ...
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How do some new answers “break through”?

I'm working with the SE data dump and am interested in voting patterns and answer contributions over time. I know it is established that the majority of questions are answered well (or at least to the ...
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Detect high-quality information from Stack Overflow [closed]

I'm very interested in what methods are used to extract high-quality information from Stack Overflow. For example, a user researches a topic and Stack Overflow returns thousends of results. Is there ...
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Visualisation of Stack Overflow Tag relationships [closed]

Inspired by a previous meta question on tag trending, my 'Sunday afternoon' project was to plot the relationship between the most popular tags on Stack Overflow. The result is quite pretty: You can ...
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What is the average number of answers per question?

I'm trying to figure out two things: What is the average number of answers per question on StackOverflow? How many of my answers have been accepted (without having to click through several pages of ...
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Add number of moderator flags to mod analytics graphs

With the traffic increase on Ask Different, it feels as though we're getting more flags, but it's hard to know. Would it be possible to add an additional graph to the moderator analytics page for ...
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What should you learn to get good scores on your answers?

It is quite obvious that votes on Stack Overflow are not distributed equally. Depending on the topic a good (not great) answer might score between 0 and 20 votes. So, out of curiosity - which are the ...
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Making good use of analytics data in mod-tools

I'm a pro-tem mod at the beta gardening.SE site and while I was going through the analytics data, especially the "Search keywords" (which I interpret to mean "what people typed in their search engine ...
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Is there a possibility of seeing a graph of a question's views over time?

I'm not sure if this is possible architecturally, but when judging whether to set a bounty and how much it should be, it would be nice to see the impact based on our previous questions. If you're not ...
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How to get chart of stackoverflow data?

I'd like to get a chart representing various SO data. Is this possible and if so, how?
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Query request: questions earning the popular question badge, but with no upvotes

I recently noticed something odd. I had asked a question on superuser. I got one vote on an answer I later provided, but no votes on the question. Today, I log in and realize I somehow got the popular ...
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Links to all my questions?

Is there a way to get hold of a parsable list of links (or if that's not possible, IDs) to all my questions to all my answers preferably without using the data dump?
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Question and answer data trends over the last two years

I've attempted to get some worthwhile information by looking at the question and answer trends over the past two years. I am looking at how things such as average answers, accept rate and answered ...