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MLOSS progress updates for November 2008

Posted by Soeren Sonnenburg on November 27, 2008

Two months passed since the last statistics update, so lets see if we are progressing:

As of today has

  • 158 software projects based on
  • 19 programming languages,
  • 302 authors (including software co-authors),
  • 284 registered users,
  • 63 comments (including spam :),
  • 109 forum posts,
  • 28 blog entries,
  • 51 software ratings,
  • 31525 software statistics objects,
  • 143 software subscriptions or bookmarks.

And happy birthday - the site is live for 1 year and 1.5 months now and since we became a recent target of spammers it might show that is not that unimportant anymore. This is also documented by a traffic growth from around 300 visits per week (February 2008) to more than 1000 per week (November 2008).

And congratulations Peter Gehler, author of the most successful software project: MPIKmeans (accessed more than 6000 times).

Finally JMLR-MLOSS received

  • 20 submissions until now,
  • 5 resubmissions;
  • 3 are already accepted and published,
  • 1 is pending publication

since its announcement in summer 2007.

One may conclude - there is visible progress. However, as already pointed out in several previous blog posts - we merely see several isolated mloss projects that don't at all inter-operate with each other. And it is clear that this trend needs to be stopped, but how could we support the next steps? In case you have some bright ideas either talk to us at NIPS*08 (possibly even attend the workshop and present your ideas in the discussion) or leave a comment...


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