says that frequency is inversely proportional to rank, i.e., the second most common word in a large body of text will occur half as many times as the most common. I have observed an even steeper curve for Software Carpentry
feedback: of the 336 corrections I've received, 212 are from one person (Adam Goucher
), 21 from Matthew Moelter
, 12 from the next two people, and then we're down into the curve's long tail. Has anyone ever done similar stats on the volume or frequency of contributions to software projects?