Another Advanced Product, Statistics and Tendencies

Did you ever dreamed to know exactly where are these posts and new users ??

vbEnhancer.com – Tendencies

This is what i am actually coding for [user]Chris-777[/user]… actually he asked me the actual version of vbTrends from Hambil, but as i was planning a better engine, i decided to give it a go.

The inspiration comes from an engine i coded 2 years ago. Statpress™ which is a plugin for WordPress, was missing a logical overview chart, and i coded it for the author. here is a screenshot of it:

overview_statpress.jpg

And as i’m never happy with the existing codes in vB, i decided it was lacking a real Statistics engine, so i coded it, based on the structure of Statpress… it is not calculating the same things, but the functions are similar here.

overview_nex_tend.jpg

… this engine is not really useful for the day-to-day users, so it is permissions based… you give access to the ones you think it could be useful to.

basically, this engine tells the reader if the site is growing, at what pace, and the plans for the next days… 🙂 good thing if you plan on selling your site or try to bring some sponsors.

this product will also have a little plugin in the forumhome statistics, resuming these elements, which will replace the vbTrends… in a day or two, if things go well… this first part was coded in 12 hours.

30 réponses sur “Another Advanced Product, Statistics and Tendencies”

  1. as a note, there is no « mathematical tendency calculation » possible, all extrapolations are based on the last 3 months stats… Statpress was calculating the target amount on the date of the last entry, which is pathetic…

  2. another note: what you see is without any image, without javascript or anyother thing… the graphics are pure CSS, compatible with any browser.

    once installed, you have a specific vbulletin options panel where you set the colors for display, number of days by default, and some other details to set, as well as permissions per usergroups.

  3. @nexia 21559 wrote:

    pure CSS… no graphic engine…. no need. 😉

    i’m not coding a pie chart, so there is no need for that kind of api… btw, there are some good in php — remember that it’s a graphical processor!

    Yeah, that one actually does other things then just pie charts i find it very useful because of its simplicity. But CSS also works very well 😉

  4. we can not draw evertything with CSS, but the things we do, are usually more affortable for the web browser so it’s better for everyone… 🙂 no table (or minimally used – as tables are used for data and graphics)

  5. a little update… as i wanted to make a forumhome and vbadvanced block, i decided to recode the original engine to be « single query based » instead of two… it will take a little bit more time to test things, but for performances and code efficiency, i prefer making it a single query even for the main page…

    i suppose everything will be done by next monday, as i’m not supposed to work on week-ends and the PIL are visiting on sunday… ARGH!!!

  6. ok, the main page changed a lot by the week-end, for one reason, a complete reconstruction of the code and a new template… you can see it : vbEnhancer.com – Statistics and Tendencies … as the overview is now on columns instead of rows, as it is easier to add new data and read the results.

    the system also let you add your own stats engines, to make the best of this tool.

    right now, that page is generated by a single query. one little 0.0001 sec. to grab the needed data and start working on the output. none of the calculation is random, they are all based on the real numbers. as an example, the tendencies calculation is based on the last 3 months of activity, instead of calculating a random 3 to 5 growth… because sometimes it’s better to see when your site is going down…

    the entire startup package will be available tomorrow by the evening.

  7. A new update is coming along with this new product.

    Nexia’s Crawlers Bundle will be updated to version 1.5.0 as it will now contains daily statistics. When used with the Statistics and Tendencies product, you will now have access to daily statistics displayed in its own chart inside the Statistics page.

    This will be very useful if you want to track the activity of crawlers and target your best days/months.

    i’m not done with the forumhome block, but it will be complete with the infos you need. There is two usages for these stats. They replace the vbTrends, but also the Boofo’s Forum Life Status… with less server usage, less queries (i mean instead of 23, you have one), and this engine will have a CMPS module.

  8. The Forumhome Statistics will be modified to fit the global use of this tool. instead of a simple list of numbers, i thought it would be better to have an explanation text… in the admin, you can choose if you prefer static or text… like this:

    Quote:
    Last month, we had 654 new members apart from our 5333 active members, who created more than 2433 threads and posted 56775 messages in the forum. Broadly, the activities of the site increased by 3% for the last month.
    yesterday only, we accomodated 3 novel members within our 6789 active members. 43 new discussions were launched, and 45678 messages were posted in the forum.

    i’d like someone to modify this text to fit in better english.. remember that i’m french… 🙂

  9. Oh. a recommendation i’ll do for everybody… It is completely useless to install this product if your site is not 3 months old at least… No engine could create monthly statistics if there is no month in the dB.

    Even if you say you want it to see how it deals with your actual site, i will tell you right now that it will break… do not try to be smarter than a computer, statistics and tendencies are built with numbers, not wills.

  10. @nexia 21648 wrote:

    The Forumhome Statistics will be modified to fit the global use of this tool. instead of a simple list of numbers, i thought it would be better to have an explanation text… in the admin, you can choose if you prefer static or text… like this:
    i’d like someone to modify this text to fit in better english.. remember that i’m french… 🙂

    Last month, we had 654 new members apart from our 5333 active members, who created more than 2433 threads and posted 56775 messages in the forum. Broadly, the activities of the site increased by 3% for the last month.
    yesterday only, we accomodated 3 novel members within our 6789 active members. 43 new discussions were launched, and 45678 messages were posted in the forum.

    Here is my attempt at rewriting that. Hopefully that helps?

    Last month, we had 654 new members and 5333 active members, who created more than 2433 threads and posted 56775 messages in the forum. The site activity increased by 3% for the last month.
    Yesterday we added 3 new members to our 6789 active members. 43 new discussions were started, and 45678 messages were posted in the forum.

  11. @nexia 21648 wrote:

    The Forumhome Statistics will be modified to fit the global use of this tool. instead of a simple list of numbers, i thought it would be better to have an explanation text… in the admin, you can choose if you prefer static or text… like this:
    i’d like someone to modify this text to fit in better english.. remember that i’m french… 🙂

    Try this nexy

    Quote:
    Last month, 654 visitors registered on the site to bring the total to 5333 active members, between them more than 2433 threads were created and 56775 messages posted in the forums. Overall the site activity has increased by 3% for the last month.
    Yesterday we gained another 3 members to include to our 6789 active members. 43 new discussions were created, and 45678 messages were posted throughout the forums.
  12. ARGH… i like it, participating members… 😉

    oh, and a comment about my last post… the product file will refuse to install if the forum do not have 3 months of posting stats… i’m sooooo efficient… rofl

  13. Ok, job done, i think… you can check on the forumhome, i activated the modification to show the new statistics… Text version, as i’m not sure a non-textual version would be good.

    the block title is clickable.. 🙂

    everything is CSS based so you can play with the colors… even each line can have a style of its own.

    i’ll package everything by the afternoon and make it available to all. if you think the texts need changes, just tell, please!

  14. It replace the whole stats box, yeah, but keeps the original hooks in it, so you will see nothing else change than the details… you see it on my site, you continue to read the Web Crawlers stats, which is inside a hook of that template…

    i’ll make the official announcement in no long, with screenies.

    Here is the one without the feature in the forumhome:

    nex_stats_tend_fh_0.jpg

    this one is with the Simple display:

    nex_stats_tend_fh_1.jpg

    And here is the one with the Textual display:
    nex_stats_tend_fh_2.jpg

    a note, when you are in the Simple mode, you can hover the % text to see the whole stats of that detail.