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Wikistats 2.0.: display the mean value for Total Page Views
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Hello,
would it be possible to display the mean value on the graph of Total Page Views. For example, here: https://stats.wikimedia.org/v2/#/en.wiktionary.org/reading/total-pageviews it would be interesting to know the mean value of the plotted point to have directly an idea of how many pages have been viewed the last two years without calculating it by ourselves

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Pamputt triaged this task as Normal priority.Feb 28 2018, 9:08 PM
Pamputt created this task.
Nuria added a comment.EditedMar 2 2018, 5:46 AM

Se screenshot of last deploy, total values are provided. Is that sufficient? Note that units for numbers are the locale of your browser

Total views on a given period is basically the same information so I think it is enough for my purpose; I asked this request because I usually use this kind of statistics to know how many pages are viewed each day (or each month) in mean.

Nuria closed this task as Resolved.Mar 2 2018, 5:13 PM

Hmm, actually I misunderstood. I was thinking it displays the total of the whole displayed value. For example in your screenshot, it means the sum of the views for the months of April, May, June, ... until February 2018. Is it possible to add this number?

https://stats.wikimedia.org/v2/#/all-projects/reading/total-pageviews

I think this new feature underlines the need to present standard periods: click a button of 'one year' and get presented 12 months
not less, not more. There is some phabricator task (but I can't find it) on having the reports show such standardized period as the user asked for (be it a month, a year, or two years, not 18 months).

Some people may want a non standard period for whatever reason and that is fine of course, if they really ask for it. But 99% of exchanges between humans is on standards periods, the YoY or MoM increase in inflation rate, noone ever talks about the increase in inflation for the last 7.5 months. So helping to streamline discourse by presenting standardized metric is important.

Even is a user explicitly asks for a no standard period (last 17 months), the metric could be normalized first. Such as " the yearly inflation rate over the last 17 months period is such and such.

Even better IMHO would be to not base this to on begin and end points solely, which could be outliers. But rather present an averaged trend indicator, taking into account all points.

Hmm, actually I misunderstood. I was thinking it displays the total of the whole displayed value. For example in your screenshot, it means the sum of the views for the months of April, May, June, ... until February 2018. Is it possible to add this number?

@Pamputt: it's a little confusing, there are two things labeled "total" on that screenshot. One is the popup on the graph itself, and that's referring to the total data at that point, not split up by any dimensions from the Filter and Split menu. The other is the Total: 27B label underneath the graph. As I understand it, that's the number you're looking for, it's the sum total for all data shown currently in the graph. If that's not what you're looking for, let us know.

@Milimetric oh! Thanks for the explanation. I did not pay attention to this number underneath the graph. Indeed, this is the number I was looking for. So it is enough to me.