[racket-dev] racket vs. scheme vs. clojure (as it appears to others)

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Fri May 6 10:41:59 EDT 2011

For what time period should we leave the description constant to test this conjecture? 

On May 6, 2011, at 10:33 AM, Noel Welsh wrote:

> In retrospect I think this post was a bit opaque. So, some exposition:
> We have a hypothesis: changing the description of Racket will increase
> adoption. We can measure this and optimise for it. The measure of
> adoption could be "doesn't bounce" or "downloads Racket", for example.
> (Bouncing means leaving the page immediately. Yes these measures
> aren't perfect but the great is the enemy of the good in these
> situations.) We have various different descriptions we can try. Myna
> is a system for optimising the choice of description. A/B testing is
> the current industry standard. It is essentially hypothesis testing.
> Myna uses better mathematics to achieve better results.
> HTH,
> N.
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 9:22 AM, Noel Welsh <noelwelsh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 12:31 AM, Justin Zamora <justin at zamora.com> wrote:
>>> A sentence like that would be a good replacement for the awful,
>>> "Racket is a programming language" currently on the front page of
>>> racket-lang.org
>> We are men of science; untested hypotheses do not become us. Luckily,
>> your buddies at Untyped have recently created a system called Myna for
>> testing these kind of hypotheses:
>>  http://mynaapp.com/
>> We'd *love* to use Racket as a case study. I'm sure you have enough
>> traffic to get some good results fairly quickly, and this problem is a
>> straight-forward application of Myna.
>> If you've heard of A/B testing, this blog post explains why Myna isn't
>> A/B testing:
>>  http://untyped.com/untyping/2011/02/11/stop-ab-testing-and-make-out-like-a-bandit/
>> Cheers,
>> Noel
>> PS: Anyone else reading this who would like to use Myna -- drop me an
>> email at this address or noel at untyped.com.
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