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:

nemoflow has a 84.6% long tail.

This also means the short tail is 15.4%
His ALT (Average LongTail) is 90.9%

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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:
1Giacinto Scelsi795199.5%0.5%99.5%5
2Natural Snow Buildings767299%1%99.25%4.55
3Lana Del Rey707398.6%1.4%99.03%4.03
4Hélène Grimaud699498.2%1.8%98.83%4.19
5John Zorn692597.7%2.3%98.6%4.3
6Sviatoslav Richter668697.3%2.7%98.38%4.27
7Aidan Baker665796.9%3.1%98.17%4.35
8Tor Lundvall658896.5%3.5%97.96%4.39
9Sol Gabetta646996.1%3.9%97.76%4.41
11Mathias Grassow6381195.3%4.7%97.35%4.48
15Charles Mingus6071593.8%6.2%96.55%4.53
16Glenn Gould6061693.4%6.6%96.35%4.56
18Snatam Kaur5821892.7%7.3%95.96%4.55
19Amon Düül II5811992.3%7.7%95.77%4.57
20Kammerflimmer Kollektief5792092%8%95.58%4.58
21Mstislav Rostropovich5542191.6%8.4%95.39%4.56
22Helene Fischer5512291.3%8.7%95.2%4.57
23Jóhann Jóhannsson5372391%9%95.02%4.56
24Böhse Onkelz5232490.6%9.4%94.84%4.55
25Karlheinz Stockhausen4892590.3%9.7%94.66%4.51
26Electric Light Orchestra4712690%10%94.48%4.5
27Alexandre Desplat4592789.8%10.2%94.3%4.49
28Lubomyr Melnyk4542889.5%10.5%94.13%4.5
30Three 6 Mafia4183088.9%11.1%93.79%4.47
31Joanna MacGregor4013188.7%11.3%93.63%4.46
32Manfred Krug3953288.5%11.5%93.47%4.46
34Max Richter3833488%12%93.15%4.47
35Christina Aguilera3783587.7%12.3%93%4.47
37Bardo Pond3613787.3%12.7%92.69%4.47
38Steve Reich3563887.1%12.9%92.55%4.48
41Pal One3524186.4%13.6%92.11%4.5
42Dorothee Oberlinger3514286.2%13.8%91.97%4.5
44Suzanne Vega3344485.8%14.2%91.7%4.5
44Art Zoyd3344585.6%14.4%91.56%4.51
46Bass Sultan Hengzt3284685.4%14.6%91.43%4.51
48Tod Dockstader3254885%15%91.16%4.52
49Marilyn Roxie3204984.8%15.2%91.03%4.52

Created by Paul Cornelissen (pcmadman)
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