Refering to my log analysis

I talked a while back about an aspect of Logfile Analysis referred to in the TIDSR as Referer Analysis. In simple terms, this looks are the Referer portion of the logfiles and attempts to find patterns or identify interesting items. … Continue reading

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User Agent Analysis – Part 2: Name those agents

In writing a system to parse the myriad of User Agent strings that appear in our podcast hosting logs, I have come across a number of interesting (on a very geeky level) observations. Short background is that I have sampled … Continue reading

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Feedback from Oxford Students (Part 2)

So far the data suggests that most listeners of Oxford’s podcasts are people outside of University of Oxford. Considering that a core activity of the University is teaching and learning, it is essential to explore whether and how the podcasts … Continue reading

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Feedback received by Academics

In the last two years, a number of items produced by Oxford academics have featured in the Top 10 iTunes U download chart. For example, a podcast series made by Marianne Talbot, ‘A Romp through the history of Philosophy’ has … Continue reading

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Basic Log File Analysis With Analog

A common technique for getting data summaries out of log files is to use a log file analyser. There are a small number of freely available applications that do this type of analysis, one of which is called Analog. This … Continue reading

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