Comment 23E Re: Why are the numbers so low?


What topics would we like to see here?


Why are the numbers so low? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-12 16:28 (#22Y)

At this point 101 have voted, the highest count is "operating systems" with 14%

I'm a bit surprized, I would expect it to be far over 50%, the same goes for some of the other categories.

I added the percentages, they add up to 99%, which is not even 100% - I would expect a sum closer to, say, 200%.

Why come to this iste if you're hardly interested in the subjects discussed around here?

The only explanation I can imagine is that voters do not realize they can vote for more than one option (or even all of them) - maybe that needs to be made clear in the header. Or is the |. approval vote system bugged?

Re: Why are the numbers so low? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-13 04:36 (#239)

I don't know how and why you would have 200%. That makes no sense at all. We are talking about percentages and not about individual votes.

The votes are normalised so that the total is 100%. The sum of 99% that you see is probably the rounding error. 14% of the total votes is "operating systems'.

This is what you would expect and this is the usual way of representing similar data.

Re: Why are the numbers so low? (Score: 1)

by on 2014-06-13 08:01 (#23E)

But it would be interesting to see how many percent of individual voters are interested in one topic or another. Right now there is no way of knowing if every voter is interested in only a single topic, or if every voter likes several topics - the number here would look the exact same, but the meaning would be vastly different. The current format gives us no way of knowing which scenario is true (or closer to the truth).

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