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Written by: Ian Hickman
How many times does the average paper get read?
From the web logs we know that there have 129463 distinct downloads of the 18227papers that have been
deposited into the archive after 24th August. 129463 / 18227 = 7.103 downloads per paper. This is over
the 260 days that we have logs for. If we scale this figure up to calculate the number of downloads per year we get :
365 / 260 = 1.404
These are the figures for one of thirteen mirrors of the site. If we assume that all of the mirrors have roughly the same amount of
traffic then their will be 9.97 * 13 = 139.58 about 130 downloads per paper per year.
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