I was fascinated by popzeus'

rankings table. I notice the total number of published transcriptions he gives is now just over 3 million, and had some time to spare, so for fun have summarized his table for 3 Oct in a smaller table available

here. If you don't like rankings, stats, competitiveness, or (even small) tables of numbers, then please give this a miss.

So far

**3,012,389 weather reports have been transcribed for 673,651 pages, giving an overall average of 4 reports per page.** The summary table shows the total reports transcribed, and a summary the number of reports transcribed by various ranks of the top 500 (i.e. those listed on popzeus' table):

the bottom 10%, 25%, 50%

*(i.e. the median)*, 75% and 90%, as well as the mean

*(the notional number of reports each of the top 500 have transcribed if you distribute all transcribed reports equally amongst them)*.

It also makes some deductions about the 232,425 reports transcribed by those outside the 'top 500', based on simple assumptions:

- a guess at the number of reports transcribed by the transcribers outside the top 500* [assumption]

- a guess at the number of pages transcribed by the transcribers outside the top 500 [assuming the overall average of 4 reports per page]

*Health warning* Remember this is all a bit of fun - in effect, a 'back of a fag packet' calculation!

The above [assumptions] are likely to be extremely generous; one-off transcribers are very unlikely to have transcribed as many reports as those in the top 500!

For definitions & explanations of how the published rankings are made, see popzeus' replies nos.

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125*PS thanks, popzeus, for introducing me to datascraping in general, and OutWit Hub in particular! (so far I'm not fluent in macros, so I'm afraid this a one-off effort!)**PPS this is a first stab - I'm sure someone will let me know of any goofs!!*