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Re: Non-x86 architectures becomes more popular in Debian...

On 10/17/05, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> wrote:
> (...)
> > but is there anyone in the project with academic background about
> > this subject ?
> None of the current popcon maintainers have statistical background, as
> far as I know.
> We were in touch with someone interested in using the data set to make
> a recommender system for debian packages this summer, but nothing came
> out of this yet.  I believe it would be a nice feature to have,
> allowing admins to get reports about packages they might find
> interesting based on their current set of installed packages.

It sounds cool. FYI, i've used popcon data in a small script that aims
to be a "apt-cache search" replacement  - it can retrieve debtags data
too and order the results "by popcon", do you see? It wasn't a blocker
but it would be cool if popcon data was available in more script
friendly formats.

Gustavo Franco

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