How about some stats?

We love doing stats on the data in the DMNES (in fact, we’ve previously done another post with this same name, back in 2015, when we passed the “30,000 entries in the database” milestone.), and no better time to do it than when we’ve just published new edition!

Entries and citations

Finalized entries: 2458
Unfinalized entries: 4871
Total: 7329 (compared to 4118 in 2015!)

Finalized citations: 68788
Unfinalized citations: 10430
Total: 79218 (compared to 37411 in 2015!)

Avg. no. of citations per entry (finalized): 28 (compared to 20.25 in 2015)
Avg. no. of citations per entry (total): 10.8 (compared to 9.08 in 2015)

Feminine names (finalized): 15304 (compared to 8101 in 2015)
Masculine names (finalized): 53469 (compared to 21901 in 2015)
Names of uncertain gender (finalized): 6 (compared to 5 in 2015)

Languages (finalized citations only)

Latin: 36362 (compare: 14028).
English: Old English: 7 (compare: 5); Middle English: 441 (compare: 419); Early Modern English: 15523 (compare: 10426).
French: Old French: 1605 (compare: 684); Middle French: 4194 (compare: 946); Occitan: 6 (compare: 0); Anglo-French: 79 (compare: 0).
German: Low German: 1800 (compare: 1552); High German: 1248 (compare: 477).
Swedish: 1627 (compare: 202).
Italian: 365 (compare: 0).
Spanish: 359 (compare: 159).
Catalan: 257 (compare: 217).
Scots: 170 (compare: 148).
Danish: 142 (compare: 0).
Welsh: 100 (compare: 0).
Polish: 60 (compare: 0).
Icelandic: 41 (compare: 0).
Norwegian: 12 (compare: 9).
Lithuanian: 6 (compare: 0).
Latvian: 2 (compare: 0).
Sicilian: 2 (compare: 0).

Our data has gotten too complicated to easily calculate how many citations we have per century, but this is something that — perhaps — our friends at ARC can help us with. In fact, we’re hoping to get some tools that will allow easier calculation of more complicated statistics in the future — watch this space!

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