On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 04:56:34PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote: > In response to Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org>: > > > After a lot of trial and error I have a PHP version of radio buttons > > working in a test.php. It asks the user to rate the article/story > > in standard Lykert (5-way) methodology. 1) Liked ... to 5) Disliked. > > > > The code works; still polishing for errors. I need a way to store the > > results, tho. So, for story baz.php, say, should I save the count of > > times rated, then average [%f] the ratings? Or is there a more swift > > algorithm? > > In my experience, you're best off storing the raw data, then generating > statistics in a separate step. That way, if you decide that you want to > generate different statistics (mean vs. mode, for example) you still have > the raw data to do so. > > If you're storing the results in a flat file, just have have the script > append the new results to the end of the file, then have another process > that comes along and reads the file, and generates a different file with > the statistics. > > Of course, this is even easier if you're using a database. > You're right about saving the raw data. I know how to do that in a flat file, but other than having used mysql for PHPBB, no idea. Shouldn't i only need that name of the file and that rating for mysql? I do know how to create a database in mysql, but no more. Can you show me what is required to grab from i need from the radiobutton data?
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