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A quick experiment
Gondor2222Date: Friday, 13.09.2013, 05:16 | Message # 1
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I'm doing an experiment and i'd like people to submit a string of 500 numbers typed using only the row above QWERTYUIOP (or whatever it is on your keyboard). If you are interested, please attempt to type EXACTLY 500 digits, with no miscellaneous signs such as `, -, and +. If you DO accidentally include these symbols, instead of manually replacing them with a number of your choice please DELETE them and instead type further random digits at the end and then trim down to exactly 500. Please try to make the numbers randomly- they do not actually have to be random, just be random to you. You cannot use random number tables or the like. Enter the 500 numbers here, and please post the result given in this thread (the numbers themselves are not good enough- please use the popup i linked to because it will save me a lot of work).

Edited by Gondor2222 - Saturday, 14.09.2013, 05:37
 
apenpaapDate: Friday, 13.09.2013, 05:47 | Message # 2
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How's that?





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NovaSiliskoDate: Friday, 13.09.2013, 05:50 | Message # 3
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500

Am I doing this right?
 
KimbDate: Friday, 13.09.2013, 06:10 | Message # 4
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Top row of keyz only? And I SO wanted to type 'Kimb' 125 times!!
Oh, you meant NUMBERS. But I'm zonked again as one of my faves is 98.6 and decimbal points don't cut the muztard. If not it'd be 98.698.698.698.6......


Edited by Kimb - Friday, 13.09.2013, 06:12
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 13.09.2013, 06:21 | Message # 5
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Good job, apenpaap, the forum looks much nicer now.




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Gondor2222Date: Friday, 13.09.2013, 07:03 | Message # 6
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...555...

How's that?


CLARIFICATION: The numbers must be entered by you hitting numbers keys that seem *random* to you. Of course, they won't actually be random, but I'd like a series of digits you'd make if asked to provide digits that seemed random, off the top of your fingertips. For example, you could just smash "random" keys with your fingers to provide the digits. There still must be 500 digits entered.

Also, I became so curious as to what would happen with your guys' numbers that I programmed a script that will do all the work for me- please click here for a popup to enter your 500 numbers. It will give you a copyable text that gives the distribution for your numbers and for their first differences. Please post this text either *instead* of your numbers or alongside them- just the numbers is now inefficient now that I have this piece of work helping me.

For example, for a larger sample of 1000 numbers the script returns "The distribution of numbers is <array> and the distribution of differences is <array>. You entered a total of 1000 numbers."


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Edited by Gondor2222 - Friday, 13.09.2013, 07:11
 
apenpaapDate: Friday, 13.09.2013, 16:03 | Message # 7
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Good job, apenpaap, the forum looks much nicer now.


Thanks, I aim to please.

As for entering 500 random numbers, the problem there is that it's quite a lot of work. With my 500 fives, I could just type ten fives, copy them ten times, and then copy the whole thing five times. But to actually type 500 random numbers is a lot of work on its own, and then making sure it's not 499 or 501 random numbers seems like a total pain.





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WatsisnameDate: Friday, 13.09.2013, 17:45 | Message # 8
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So Gondor, do you care or are you in some way testing for the difference between typing numbers using the line above QWERTY vs. using the numpad? I would imagine there would be differences in the (non)randomness between the two methods, unless the subject is actually thinking of the numbers before typing them.




 
Gondor2222Date: Friday, 13.09.2013, 20:32 | Message # 9
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I am not testing the differences between using the number row and numpad so much as I am testing both methods against computer-generated random numbers.
 
WatsisnameDate: Friday, 13.09.2013, 22:42 | Message # 10
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Okay.

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The distribution of numbers is 37,56,53,22,64,84,46,54,55,28 and the distribution of differences is 2,4,9,15,29,25,27,53,67,47,55,57,17,30,29,12,10,8,2. You entered a total of 499 numbers.


The 499 is (apparently?) just a fluke since I was just mashing the numpad as randomly as possible for a while without actually counting. If having exactly 500 is very important then I would suggest including a counter to help the user keep track of how many digits they've entered.





 
Gondor2222Date: Saturday, 14.09.2013, 06:04 | Message # 11
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The distribution...




By the way, I have uploaded the program so that it now asks you to enter so many more numbers if you enter too few. If you enter too many it will trim your submission, and if you still have too few after submitting more it will ask again for more numbers with an updated request. If you want to terminate the requests, which will keep popping up if you keep entering too few numbers, confirm either an empty box or a box containing at least one `, -, or +.

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Edited by Gondor2222 - Saturday, 14.09.2013, 06:06
 
Destructor1701Date: Saturday, 14.09.2013, 17:35 | Message # 12
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I used this site to count:

http://www.wordcountertool.com/

What is this in aid of? Are you stealing our souls?







Edited by Destructor1701 - Saturday, 14.09.2013, 17:38
 
WatsisnameDate: Saturday, 14.09.2013, 19:20 | Message # 13
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