On 29/12/2009, at 5:42 AM, Aaron Schaefer wrote:
Man, this thread really drums up some nitpicks of mine regarding the
current, somewhat arbitrary, ways of establishing package usage &
popularity. I won't rehash my old arguments here, but if you're
looking for a "better" statistical way of ranking popularity using a
voting system, you might want to take a look at a Wilson score
You'd probably need to compare something like downloads to votes since
we don't really have/need up and down votes, but it could make sorting
by statistical popularity a bit more accurate.
Aaron "ElasticDog" Schaefer
I think this might be one of those algorithms I was looking for. Thanks!
On 29/12/2009, at 5:46 AM, Florian Friesdorf wrote:
I think the general idea that people express their support through a
vote is good. I often install a package just to test it and to realize
that I don't need it. Don't see why this should increase the
one could argue it should decrease...
With the "hybrid" idea, as already stated, the significance of
downloads could be much lower than that of votes, meaning that a
single download would make a very small difference, and would soon be
(almost) forgotten due to it being scaled by time.
On 29/12/2009, at 7:30 AM, Philipp ‹berbacher wrote:
Excerpts from Florian Friesdorf's message of Mon Dec 28 22:46:38
On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 01:16:56PM +0100, Philipp ‹berbacher wrote:
Further I'd like to see a list of all packages I voted for, so far
not able to get this - might be my lack of knowledge.
Me neither. you can kind of see this for the packages you maintain in
aur. You get a list where you can see the voted and notify status for
Having something like this for the aur webinterface search, or more
easily available through a link on your 'aur home' page would be
nice. Same for notify.
I guess this only needs coding.
I actually want to expand upon the notification idea with "AUR2," it
will likely require its own notification management interface, but
that's another topic
Showing packages you voted for would be trivial in "AUR2," not sure
about AUR. I imagine it wouldn't be that hard.