How Long Is Your Tail?

The long and short tail are the percentage of the total amount of tracks played that fall outside and respectivly inside the cummulative tracks played for the top-n rated artists. The short tail is exactly the oposite.
If that's to much to grasp at once: To calculate the Long Tail you take a user's Top50. Calculate the sum of all the playcounts in there. Then divide it by the total amount of tracks played as listed in the user description area. Multiply it by a hundred to get a percentage. Substract it from a hundred to get the short tail. Based on a idea by itazurada.
AEP is the is the brainchild of C26000, he wrote a nice journal about AEP calculation.

Calculate Yours

Use this form to calculate your Long Tails, Short Tails and AEP's. username:

AimsterSkitz0rz has a 90% long tail.

This also means the short tail is 10%
His ALT (Average LongTail) is 93.59%

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My short and long tail are:

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And while I was on it anyway, I calculated a full list of tail lengths and AEP's for all the top50 positions:
Rank: Artist: Plays: Top: Longtail: Shorttail: Average LongTail: AEP:
3The Cure429398.3%1.7%98.87%4.35
4Siouxsie and the Banshees307498%2%98.65%2.63
6Mediæval Bæbes276697.3%2.7%98.25%2.88
7Dead Can Dance267797%3%98.07%3.01
8No Doubt259896.6%3.4%97.89%3.13
9The Clash233996.4%3.6%97.72%3.06
10Half Japanese2191096.1%3.9%97.56%3.08
12Pearl Jam1851295.6%4.4%97.25%3.05
13Public Image Ltd.1761395.4%4.6%97.11%3.08
14The Doors1711495.2%4.8%96.97%3.13
1516 Horsepower1681595%5%96.84%3.19
16The Hives1651694.8%5.2%96.71%3.24
17Operation Ivy1571794.6%5.4%96.59%3.26
18The Bats1541894.4%5.6%96.47%3.3
19Grizzly Bear1411994.2%5.8%96.35%3.28
20Talking Heads1402094.1%5.9%96.24%3.33
21Beasts of Bourbon1382193.9%6.1%96.12%3.36
23Sunny Day Real Estate1312393.6%6.4%95.91%3.41
25Miranda Sex Garden1262593.3%6.7%95.7%3.46
26The Birthday Party1222693.1%6.9%95.6%3.48
27Depeche Mode1192793%7%95.51%3.5
28The Slits1172892.8%7.2%95.41%3.52
31The Neighbourhood1153292.2%7.8%95.04%3.62
33Kate Bush1143392.1%7.9%94.95%3.64
35Daniel Johnston1093591.8%8.2%94.78%3.67
35(Vlad and) The Impalers1093691.7%8.3%94.69%3.69
39Jimmy Eat World1023991.3%8.7%94.44%3.72
40Tori Amos1014091.2%8.8%94.36%3.74
40Binaural Beats1014191.1%8.9%94.28%3.75
45Radio Meditation Music984590.6%9.4%93.97%3.81
46David Bowie974690.5%9.5%93.89%3.82
46Masters Apprentices974790.3%9.7%93.82%3.83
48Theatre of Hate964890.2%9.8%93.74%3.85
48The Cruel Sea964990.1%9.9%93.67%3.86
50Cocteau Twins955090%10%93.59%3.87

Created by Paul Cornelissen (pcmadman)
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