Re: Graphing Debian Lists
On Fri, Sep 21, 2001, Martin Schulze wrote:
[zeropoint or not - that's the question]
> That's not giving us anything. It doesn't draw a picture of the
> subscribe frequency, nor does it provide a better view of the number
> of subscribers.
Well, it _does_ draw a picture of subscribe frequency, related to all
the people already subscribed. If you want a picture of just subscribe
frequency, than make that: With the zero-point in the middle, and
subscriptions add and unsubscribes substract from there. A graph for a
statistic is worth nothing if it doesn't have the zero point in it.
First unit statistics lesson.
> In fact, the graphs would be quite flat and uninteresting. The first
But it would be a real graph.
> version on murphy had them, since the rrdtool in potato was too old.
> As an example check out these two graphs of debian-announce.
These doesn't seem to be the first graphs with the zero in it. So the
still offer a false view of the state.
I don't exactly know whom you want to impress with those false graphs
or what you want to be able to see from it - but the current state seems
to miss that, IMHO.
Just my thoughts, nothing personal, as you should know. Go on like you
like, personally I see it in this way quite useless.
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