Browsing habits for chemists


Totally Synthetic posted his blog stats today (Blogging… ) so I thought I’d post the ones that Jim Downing has set up for us. Apart from anything else I like the graphics.

Days of week
Pages: 779.50Hits: 1365Bandwidth: 25.38 MB Pages: 4094Hits: 7443Bandwidth: 161.17 MB Pages: 3930Hits: 7989.50Bandwidth: 149.56 MB Pages: 4543Hits: 10763Bandwidth: 129.98 MB Pages: 2473.50Hits: 5738.50Bandwidth: 92.76 MB Pages: 1217Hits: 1807Bandwidth: 26.39 MB Pages: 1555.50Hits: 2244.50Bandwidth: 37.60 MB
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Day Pages Hits Bandwidth
Mon 779.50 1365 25.38 MB
Tue 4094 7443 161.17 MB
Wed 3930 7989.50 149.56 MB
Thu 4543 10763 129.98 MB
Fri 2473.50 5738.50 92.76 MB

I don’t get this. We do work on Mondays in the UK. It can’t be timezones – e.g. Monday is not really Tuesday. The interesting comparisons are for the next two:

Operating Systems (Top 10) – Full list/VersionsUnknown
Operating Systems Hits Percent
Windows 34047 50.6 %
Unknown 15733 23.3 %
Linux 10519 15.6 %
Macintosh 6905 10.2 %
Sun Solaris 27 0 %
FreeBSD 23 0 %
HP Unix 2 0 %
GNU 2 0 %

Browsers (Top 10) – Full list/VersionsUnknown
Browsers Grabber Hits Percent
Firefox No 24387 36.2 %
MS Internet Explorer No 18612 27.6 %
Unknown ? 13311 19.7 %
Safari No 5226 7.7 %
Mozilla No 3650 5.4 %
Netscape No 823 1.2 %
Opera No 613 0.9 %
NetNewsWire No 322 0.4 %
Konqueror No 126 0.1 %
TelePort Pro Yes 63 0 %
  Others   125 0.1 %


Here Totally Synthetic has
tsstats.PNG
Now it is dangerous to compare stats collected on two different systems, but it seems like that (a) there are a greater proportion of chemists reading TotSynth and (b) chemists are more likely to use Windows and MSIE.
If so, that is one of the things we have to take into account when suggesting approaches to software development.

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2 Responses to Browsing habits for chemists

  1. Propter Doc says:

    It is interesting that you show lower hits on Monday. I, and a number of non-chemist bloggers have noticed this recently in our own stats – people read less on Mondays and most on Tuesdays. I put it down to new week work ethic, which has dispersed by Tuesday!

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Peter,
    Nice to see a healthy propotion of Mac users 🙂
    Chris
    http://www.macinchem.org

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