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Monday, 17 April 2017

O is for observations about the ABC W alphabet

This being the last round that I'M running the ABC Wednesday meme before Melody takes over, I've been musing over a bit of history of the participation by youse folks over the years. I've looked through all of the inLinks data, which started with 6Z (82 participants) - before that, Denise was using a different product to allow you to post. I've calculated the average participation for every letter for Rounds 7 through 19.

The highest numbers were always in Round 7 and/or 8 (it was a tie in the Z week), and the lowest in Rounds 18 or 19, with one odd exception. I'm pleased to note that in Round 20, the numbers are higher than in Round 19.

A-88.54 (high 128, low 45) - A is almost always lower than B, except in Round 13
B-96.38 (high 147, low 47)
C-98.23 (high 149, low 50) - as you can see, the highest average
D-91.85 (high 136, low 49)
E-87.54 (high 138, low 43)

F-95.38 (high 151, low 48) - 151, in Round 8, is the highest number we've reached
G-92.54 (high 141, low 53) - for my own posts, I was tempted to always use green, but I chose otherwise
H-91.15 (high 147, low 48)
I-84.69 (high 139, low 45)
J-82.15 (high 141, low 41)

K-80.54 (high 127, low 44) - K is a difficult letter to find a word?
L-86.23 (high 145, low 50)
M-86.46 (high 139, low 41)
N-78.08 (high 126, low 43)
O-80.00 (high 126, low 51) - I thought that the vowels in general did worse than the vowels around them; not so here
P-88.54 (high 143, low 50)
Q-72.00 (high 114, low 46) - for my own posts, I used Queen more than once, including Elizabeth II and Freddie Mercury
R-80.46 (high 117, low 45) - I've written about two dozen of these intros, probably more than anyone except Denise, who wrote them all in the early days
S-83.85 (high 117, low 49)
T-83.38 (high 137, low 50)

U-70.38 (high 109, low 42)
V-72.54 (high 104, low 45)
W-77.38 (high 108, low 51)
X-56.54 (high 88, low 35) - half the time, this lands around the winter holidays in the Northern Hemisphere; many have used Xmas, and/or shapes that LOOK like the letter X
Y-64.46 (high 94, low 45) - we hit 45 in rounds 15, 17, 18 AND 19
Z-60.46 (high 85, low 34) -the lowest number we reached was in Round 18

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11 comments:

  1. That is a lot of math! whew, glad I did not do it! I wonder if there is a page on the history of the ABC link-up. I know I started when Denise was doing it I think. I will go back and study this, it is fascinating to try to understand why some of the letters were so popular or was it the time. It has been a long time and many things have happened in the world.

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  2. Very informative, you've put in a great lot of work... I am glad to take over so you can take a little rest ;-) But not to much because I need you to have my back ;-) ;-)

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  3. Whoa. That's a lot of math INDEED.
    My English major eyes are rolling in circles here. ;-)
    Thanks for all you've done with ABC Wednesday. I've enjoyed the inspiration!

    And Happy Letter O Day -- (which also happens to correspond with the April A to Z Blogging Challenge letter for today.
    Oddfellow, Don't Bellow. Oft to engage owns only rage on one man’s stage

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  4. Do you have any conclusions to OFFER us? OR should we simply plow ON with OPTIMISM? I started Round 2 Letter B and have always enjoyed participating.

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  5. Nice stats Roger, there must be something mesmerising about the popular 'C' as that is the letter of the alphabet I joined ABC Wednesday in Round 4.

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  6. Interesting analysis! I don't think, one can draw any conclusions, though. I've enjoyed my journey with ABC W.Sometimes i missed, not because it's something to do with the LETTER but due to my own issues.
    I feel secure (metaphorically speaking)here. I've come to know the hosts and many participants as well.Wish much more success to the efforts.

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  7. You should have had a career in statistics, Roger ;-)
    My "O" is for OKAPIS and OCELOTS.

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  8. I never payed attention to the rounds, only to the letters and dates. You are a champion in statistics !

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  9. And "O" also stands for OCEAN

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  10. Owza, that's a lot of numbers to digest. :-)

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