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

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri May 6 11:20:47 EDT 2011

Matthias Felleisen wrote at 05/06/2011 10:41 AM:
> For what time period should we leave the description constant to test this conjecture? 

Someone mathematically-inclined did something similar-sounding a 
decade(?) ago, for US national political campaign fund-raising.  From 
what I could gather, the campaign Web sites would automatically 
experiment with varying the approach, *on a per-visitor basis*, to find 
optimal ways of presenting itself.  I think they were searching the 
combinatorics of different text, positioning, dollar amount 
alternatives, etc., and also correlating with messages in the news.  In 
one respect, they had it easy: dollars donated immediately through the 
site is an exceptionally good success metric.  I suspect that the party 
didn't publish on their setup (just guessing; I don't follow such 
things), and the person I'm thinking of has moved on to doing different 
kinds of work.  


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