User talk:MikeMol/Stats

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Thanks for the welcome.

I was wondering if there were any analytics available on the different languages and tasks. How many tasks are completed for each language? For a given task, how many languages implement it (and how many ignore it)?

Of course any individual question can be answered with a bit of counting, but to see larger trends isn't so easy. For example: of the dozen or so languages where I could conceivably write a solution, which are most underrepresented? Similarly, which tasks seem important yet aren't widely solved?

I toyed with the idea of writing a screen-scraping bot, or even writing a task to write such a bot, but I thought I'd ask here first.

CRGreathouse 04:38, 3 November 2010 (UTC)

Actually, it looks like that is mostly covered by Rosetta Code/Count examples and Rosetta Code/Find unimplemented tasks. Maybe add extra credit for a visualization? CRGreathouse 04:59, 3 November 2010 (UTC)
Each language is a category so you can get (a good approximation to) the info directly on its page. You can also get the other information from the language's report page (e.g. for Tcl, the page is Reports:Tasks not implemented in Tcl). –Donal Fellows 10:57, 3 November 2010 (UTC)