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Please use "long tail" correctly!

Please use "long tail" correctly!

Posted Oct 14, 2007 17:31 UTC (Sun) by dthurston (guest, #4603)
Parent article: Who made Gentoo Linux, and when? A commit analysis

You have the notion of "long tail" exactly backwards. A long tail in probability means that unlikely events have a large total probability; in your context, a "long tail" would mean that the developers with very few commits nevertheless contributed a substantial portion of the project. You haven't given us enough data to see if it happens, but it's certainly not the term you want to use.


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