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Mikko Saari
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mkgray wrote:
Games in the /xmlapi/collection view now have an "owners" attribute which says how many people have listed that game as owned. It lets you see, for example, which games you have that are the rarest among the BGG community.

Eg, I'm the only one who lists "Hat In The Ring" and one of two who owns "Stapelei" and "Rutschpartie mit Winnie the Pooh".


Well, I suppose this is something people would like to check. That's simple: just use my collection rarity checker at http://www.lautapelaaja.net/bgg/collection.php

It takes a BGG username and spits out the user's collection in ascending order of rarity. For example, my rarest games are "Blockster", "DVD Sudoku" and "Crystal Code", all with three owners.
 
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Neat utility - thanks for sharing it. Three games for which I am the only recorded owner!
 
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Very cool. Great work!
 
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Neat.

In addition to the "average" number of collectors, could you also calculate the Median? I suspect owning a few popular games brings the average up greatly.

I know I can do this myself by exporting the results, but would be nice to have (and more meaningful).
 
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Cool feature! It also led me to correct a problem in my collection. I was wondering why Medici was the 3rd-most rare game in my collection. I realized there are two different games titled "Medici" in the BGG database, and I had marked the wrong one.
 
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12% (47) of my 385 games have less than ten owners, but the average is 470+. My "average" owned game is Outburst.
 
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That's why I would like Median.

In my own collection - the average is 645, but the median is 346. In fact, the distribution looks something like:

Min: 5
10%: 39
25%: 109
50%: 346
75%: 795
90%: 1518
Max: 8240


Notice that the average is at the 70th percentile.
 
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Yes, I'll add the median.
 
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Nice!

I actually have seven games with four or fewer owners and four games where I'm the only owner. All four are Swedish kids games so I know there are more owners out there. Perhaps they are too ashamed to list them?
 
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Wow. More people own Ticket to Ride and Lost Cities than either Scrabble or Risk...

I like this thing.
 
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Ok, now it shows the median value, which makes generally more sense than the average.
 
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msaari wrote:
Well, I suppose this is something people would like to check. That's simple: just use my collection rarity checker at http://www.lautapelaaja.net/bgg/collection.php

this link still goes somewhere but I get a blank page in both Opera and Firefox...
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back up one / and you get a page with 2 links...one to a correlation tool and one to the rarity checker. The rarity link is dead, but the correlation tool is still up.
 
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The correct link is now http://www.lautapeliopas.fi/bgg/

The rarity tool is still broken, I haven't had the energy to fix it.
 
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cannoneer wrote:
back up one / and you get a page with 2 links...one to a correlation tool and one to the rarity checker. The rarity link is dead, but the correlation tool is still up.

yup, saw that... but was looking for the rarity one

compiling list of xml api users,... if this one is ever fixed please add it to

BGG XML API
 
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Just discovered this, odds this will ever get fixed??
 
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Interesting coincidence - 231 copies registered for both Campaign for North Africa and Ebola Monkey Hunt. Couldn't imagine two more different games...
 
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Probably won't get fixed again.
 
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Is it broken? I still use it with on occassion. Just tried it now and it seems to be working... Fun tool.
 
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