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:

mechugag has a 71.2% long tail.

This also means the short tail is 28.8%
His ALT (Average LongTail) is 82.82%

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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:
2The Mars Volta969297.6%2.4%98.15%2.16
3The Dillinger Escape Plan967396.5%3.5%97.6%3.02
4The Blood Brothers844495.6%4.4%97.1%2.67
5Marnie Stern780594.8%5.2%96.64%2.71
6Kayo Dot735693.9%6.1%96.18%2.81
7An Albatross714793.2%6.8%95.76%2.98
10Maps & Atlases6321091%9%94.55%3.21
12John McLaughlin6151289.7%10.3%93.8%3.4
13Frank Zappa6001389%11%93.43%3.46
15Tera Melos5751587.8%12.2%92.72%3.56
17Lightning Bolt5571786.5%13.5%92.02%3.66
18The Locust5561885.9%14.1%91.68%3.71
20Off Minor5162084.8%15.2%91.02%3.74
21Animals as Leaders5002184.2%15.8%90.7%3.75
22maudlin of the Well4992283.7%16.3%90.38%3.79
23Miles Davis4752383.1%16.9%90.06%3.79
24Mahavishnu Orchestra4742482.6%17.4%89.75%3.83
27Ion Dissonance4492781.1%18.9%88.84%3.88
29Stanley Kubi4372980.2%19.8%88.26%3.92
30Kammerflimmer Kollektief4363079.7%20.3%87.98%3.94
31Death Grips4313179.2%20.8%87.69%3.96
32Erik Truffaz4243278.7%21.3%87.41%3.98
33John Scofield4203378.3%21.7%87.14%3.99
34Fond of Tigers4113477.8%22.2%86.86%4
36Jaga Jazzist3983677%23%86.33%4.02
40Venetian Snares3934075.2%24.8%85.28%4.09
41Paco de Lucía3904174.8%25.2%85.02%4.1
42Gang Gang Dance3824274.4%25.6%84.77%4.11
43Už jsme doma3784374%26%84.52%4.12
44The Ladies3684473.6%26.4%84.27%4.12
44Zach Hill3684573.2%26.8%84.03%4.13
46The Sound of Animals Fighting3674672.7%27.3%83.78%4.14
47Colin Stetson3604772.4%27.6%83.54%4.15
48Devin Townsend3534872%28%83.3%4.15
48Arve Henriksen3534971.6%28.4%83.06%4.17

Created by Paul Cornelissen (pcmadman)
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