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+ ==Strong Bad Email length== This section involves data taken from the list [[Strong Bad Email By Length]]. This section involves data taken from the list [[Strong Bad Email By Length]]. [[Image:SBEScatter.png|thumb|200px|left|A scatter plot of chronological number vs. length, with outliers.]] [[Image:SBEScatter.png|thumb|200px|left|A scatter plot of chronological number vs. length, with outliers.]] + [[Image:SBEScatter2.png|thumb|200px|right|A scatter plot of chronological number vs. length, without outliers.]] + The scatter plot to the left illustrates the relationship between the email number and its corresponding length (the red plots for the original length, and the black plots including the Easter eggs).  This can be mathematically modeled using a power regression curve, which allows us to measure the trend for email duration as well as predict the ongoing trend for future emails.  The ''R²'' value for these curves identifies how strong this relationship is (how close the points are to the model): a value of 1 means that the model and the data are identical, while a 0 means that the model does not relate to the data at all. The equation for the black curve is y = 0.0002513x0.4746 and the equation for the red curve is y = 0.0002467x0.4593. - *The scatter plot shows a fairly strong positive correlation between Email Number and Email Length.  The ''r'' value between these two variables without deleting outliers is .736. + There are certain emails, however, whose lengths were much longer than the emails surrounding them, called ''outliers''. These emails can affect the accuracy of the model and, if removed, can allow for greater accuracy.  The graph on the right has the outliers removed, which subsequently improves the ''R²'' value for the curves.  The black curve's equation becomes y = 0.0002512x0.4717 and the red equation becomes y = 0.0002466x0.4565.  Of course, it should be noted that these models are by no means a guaranteed guess; email 500, for example, is unlikely to be over six and a half minutes long, as this model predicts. - **An ''r'' value of 1 would indicate a perfect, positive correlation.  A value of -1 indicates a perfect, negative correlation.  Therefore, .736 indicates a fairly strong, positive correlation. + - *This plot shows there are a handful of clear outliers which are likely affecting the correlation.  In the plot below, the outliers have been removed.  A Least Squares Regression Line (LSRL) has also been added. + - **The outliers were defined as those emails with a residual value of 40 or greater, or -40 or less. + - [[Image:SBELinReg.png|thumb|200px|right|A scatter plot of chronological number vs. length, without outliers.]] + In the email [[theme song]], Strong Bad tells his viewers that each email is about 3 to 5 minutes long. Approximately 51% of all emails released as of [[email thunder]] fall in this range, most of which were released when that length had become the standard. - + ==Strong Bad Email by era== - + - + - *The LSRL can be used to extrapolate, or guess the length of future emails.  The ''r'' value of this line is .946. + - **The equation for the LSRL is y = 1.4051x + 43.995.  y = Time (seconds); x = Email number + - *This method of guessing is not 100% accurate, since it is unlikely the emails will ever be, say, 20 minutes long.  This equation should not be considered a foolproof method for guessing the length of an email, but it does give a nice idea of what the average length of an email is at a given point in time. + - + -

+ [[Image:bar_graph_by_length.PNG|thumb|200px|left|"The newer, the longer"]] [[Image:bar_graph_by_length.PNG|thumb|200px|left|"The newer, the longer"]] - [[Image:pie_graph_by_era.PNG|thumb|200px|right|But [[Compy 386]] can win the stupid competition.]] + [[Image:Graph.jpg|thumb|200px|right|The [[Lappy 486]] has officially surpassed the [[Compy 386]].]] - This section involves data on the computer used to answer each email, or the "era" of the computer.  The categories are [[Tandy 400]], Broken Tandy, [[Compy 386]], [[Lappy 486]], and Other. (So far, other is [[Pom Pilot]] and [[Tangerine Dreams]]) + This section involves data on the computer used to answer each email, or the "era" of the computer.  The categories are [[Tandy 400]], Broken Tandy, [[Compy 386]], [[Lappy 486]], and Other ([[Pom Pilot]], [[Tangerine Dreams]], and [[Corpy NT6]].) The [[Compé]] and [[Lappier]] are not yet included. + {{clear}} + ==Total time spent using each computer== + [[Image:Sbemails total length per computer.png|computer|thumb|250px|left|Total length of Strong Bad Emails per computer]] + This section involves data taken from the [[Strong Bad Email By Length]] page.  The chart recognizes four categories of computers: Tandy 400 (includes Broken Tandy), Lappy 486, Compy 386, and Other. The Compé and Lappier are not yet included. + {{clear}} -

Total Time Spent Using Each Computer

+ ==Strong Bad Emails featuring more than one email== - [[Image:SBESTimeSpentChart.png|thumb|200px|left|That's a lot of seconds.]] + - + - This section involves data taken from the Strong Bad Email by Length page.  The chart recognizes four categories of computers: Tandy 400 (includes Broken Tandy), Lappy 486, Compy 386, and Other. + - + -

Strong Bad Emails Featuring More Than One Email

+ ==Intervals between Strong Bad Emails== [[Image:sb_email_frequency.png|thumb|200px|right|A column graph showing the intervals between Strong Bad Emails.]] [[Image:sb_email_frequency.png|thumb|200px|right|A column graph showing the intervals between Strong Bad Emails.]] Strong Bad Emails are released at varying frequencies. The graph on the right shows the number of days in between the release of an email. Strong Bad Emails are released at varying frequencies. The graph on the right shows the number of days in between the release of an email. Here is a summary of the data: Here is a summary of the data: - * Mean: 10.7 days + * Mean: 11.45 days * Median: 7 days * Median: 7 days - * Mode: 7 days — 64 emails came out 7 days after the previous release + * Mode: 7 days — 69 emails came out 7 days after the previous release - * Minimum: 4 days — There were 4 days between the releases of [[brianrietta]] and [[i love you]] as well as [[ghosts]] and [[theme party]] + * Minimum: 1 day — There was 1 day between the releases of [[retirement|retirement A]] and [[retirement|retirement B]]. The minimum interval between wholly separate emails was 4 days, which happened between [[brianrietta]] and [[i love you]] and again between [[ghosts]] and [[theme party]]. - * Maximum: 49 days — There were 49 days between the releases of [[lady...ing]] and [[geddup noise]] + * Maximum: 2004 days — There were 5 years between the releases of [[videography]] and [[sbemail206]]. The second-longest hiatus was 866 days, between sbemail206 and [[too cool]]. The third-longest was 280 days, between [[email thunder]] and [[hremail3184]]. Prior to that, the longest known time between two emails was 71 days, between [[halloweener]] and [[brianrietta]], at which point Strong Bad Email was made a regular feature. The longest span between emails during an active period is 63 days, between [[the paper]] and [[mini-golf]]. - + - ''Note: Data is not complete. Reliable dates are not available for [[homsar]], [[butt IQ]], [[homestar hair]], [[making out]], [[depressio]], and [[sb_email 22]]. This data is as of September 26, 2005. + - + -

Other Semi-Useful Information

+ - *44.58% of all emails have no location given; 2.9% have no return sender at all. + - *The average email is 1.88 sentences long; the average cartoon is 142.4 seconds long. + - *[[The Brothers Chaps]] most frequently choose emails with sender names starting with J, S, or M.  Together these senders make up a whopping 34.55% of all emails. + - *Only 18.65% of all emails are longer than two sentences.  No email longer than four sentences has ever been used. + -

## Current revision as of 06:01, 8 September 2017

No Loafing!

With more and more Strong Bad Emails released on homestarrunner.com, it is hard to keep track of all the statistics, such as which computer was used the most, or how the length of emails has increased throughout the years. To correctly calculate those numbers, a few charts and graphs have been made for the ease of the people who like to know everything about Strong Bad and his emails.

## Contents

This section involves data taken from the list Strong Bad Email By Length.

A scatter plot of chronological number vs. length, with outliers.
A scatter plot of chronological number vs. length, without outliers.

The scatter plot to the left illustrates the relationship between the email number and its corresponding length (the red plots for the original length, and the black plots including the Easter eggs). This can be mathematically modeled using a power regression curve, which allows us to measure the trend for email duration as well as predict the ongoing trend for future emails. The value for these curves identifies how strong this relationship is (how close the points are to the model): a value of 1 means that the model and the data are identical, while a 0 means that the model does not relate to the data at all. The equation for the black curve is y = 0.0002513x0.4746 and the equation for the red curve is y = 0.0002467x0.4593.

There are certain emails, however, whose lengths were much longer than the emails surrounding them, called outliers. These emails can affect the accuracy of the model and, if removed, can allow for greater accuracy. The graph on the right has the outliers removed, which subsequently improves the value for the curves. The black curve's equation becomes y = 0.0002512x0.4717 and the red equation becomes y = 0.0002466x0.4565. Of course, it should be noted that these models are by no means a guaranteed guess; email 500, for example, is unlikely to be over six and a half minutes long, as this model predicts.

In the email theme song, Strong Bad tells his viewers that each email is about 3 to 5 minutes long. Approximately 51% of all emails released as of email thunder fall in this range, most of which were released when that length had become the standard.

## Strong Bad Email by era

The Lappy 486 has officially surpassed the Compy 386.

This section involves data on the computer used to answer each email, or the "era" of the computer. The categories are Tandy 400, Broken Tandy, Compy 386, Lappy 486, and Other (Pom Pilot, Tangerine Dreams, and Corpy NT6.) The Compé and Lappier are not yet included.

## Total time spent using each computer

Total length of Strong Bad Emails per computer

This section involves data taken from the Strong Bad Email By Length page. The chart recognizes four categories of computers: Tandy 400 (includes Broken Tandy), Lappy 486, Compy 386, and Other. The Compé and Lappier are not yet included.

## Strong Bad Emails featuring more than one email

Several Strong Bad Emails feature more than one email.

• credit card — After checking his email, Strong Bad sends an email to, and gets a reply from, Homestar Runner.
• spring cleaning — Strong Bad checks five emails and promptly deletes each one.
• E-mail Birds — Strong Bad answers three emails on the Tandy.
• sisters — Strong Bad accidentally deletes the first email he gets and later receives a poorly written one.
• 50 emails — Strong Bad checks two emails (and begins to check another before Homestar Runner arrives and "answers" another two).
• huttah! — The first five emails Strong Bad checks all show particular interest in The Cheat (he deletes most of them). The last two are all directed to Strong Bad, but he attempts to fool The Cheat into thinking they're for him.
• fingers — Apart from the main email, Strong Bad also checks four emails asking him how he types with boxing gloves on.
• personal favorites — In addition to the main email, Strong Bad mentions ten emails in fake flashbacks (eight in the main toon, two in Easter eggs).
• 2 emails — Jimmy suggests Strong Bad check two emails a week and he does. He can also be seen checking a third email during the fast-forwarding.
• cheatday — After Strong Bad checks his email, he lets The Cheat check another three emails.
• other days — In addition to the main email, Strong Bad answers a Polish email (and a snail mail).
• bottom 10 — Strong Bad receives an email with large numbers of "Fwd:" and "Re:" in the subject line, as an example of #8 on his bottom 10.
• theme song — Strong Bad can be seen answering an email in one of the theme song montages.
• retirement — Strong Bad answers an email on each of his first two computers.
• the chair — Strong Bad answers a second email, but his new chair obstructs almost the entire screen of the Lappy while he does so.
• being mean — Strong Bad checks three emails from Nice Dad.
• email thunder — Strong Bad checks an email addressed to Homestar, then later sends another email to Homestar.
• sbemail206 — Strong Bad starts to check his first email on the Lappier at the end, but the viewer doesn't get to see it due to the April Fools' pop-up.

## Intervals between Strong Bad Emails

A column graph showing the intervals between Strong Bad Emails.

Strong Bad Emails are released at varying frequencies. The graph on the right shows the number of days in between the release of an email. Here is a summary of the data:

• Mean: 11.45 days
• Median: 7 days
• Mode: 7 days — 69 emails came out 7 days after the previous release
• Minimum: 1 day — There was 1 day between the releases of retirement A and retirement B. The minimum interval between wholly separate emails was 4 days, which happened between brianrietta and i love you and again between ghosts and theme party.
• Maximum: 2004 days — There were 5 years between the releases of videography and sbemail206. The second-longest hiatus was 866 days, between sbemail206 and too cool. The third-longest was 280 days, between email thunder and hremail3184. Prior to that, the longest known time between two emails was 71 days, between halloweener and brianrietta, at which point Strong Bad Email was made a regular feature. The longest span between emails during an active period is 63 days, between the paper and mini-golf.

Note: Data are not complete. Reliable dates are not available for homsar, butt IQ, homestar hair, making out, and depressio. These data are as of retirement B (October 4, 2006) and too cool (September 7, 2017).

## Other information

• 41% of all emails have no location given; 2% have no return sender at all.
• The average email is 1.81 sentences long; the average cartoon is 152.82 seconds long.
• The Brothers Chaps most frequently choose emails with sender names starting with J or S. Together these senders make up a whopping 26.75% of all emails. This may be an indicator of popular names in the world, not an indication of The Brothers Chaps' preference.
• Only 18% of all emails are longer than two sentences. Only one email longer than four sentences has ever been used.
• There are eight substantiated claims of Strong Bad answering an email from an HRWiki or HRWiki forum user.

These data are as of trading cards (September 13, 2006).