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MLP FIM characters' season 1 screentimes by dziadek1990 MLP FIM characters' season 1 screentimes by dziadek1990
EqD Article: www.equestriadaily.com/2012/02…

Basic statistical analysis of the screentimes of the Mane 6 + Spike.

EDIT: Found a singular error in the first episode (Twilight has now 30 seconds less of screentime).

S1 & S2 & S3 analysis: fav.me/d5kzo28

If you want to help by giving sugessions for my next analysis: fav.me/d4qteis

On average, I analyzed an episode a day (and each took me 2-3 hours).
Tons of paper were wasted on this, but I am satisfied with the results.

Margin of error:
Since the timers of the video players I used show only full seconds, I had to guess how the fractions of seconds were long when added up together.
On average, in each episode there may be a 10 second difference between the real screentime of a character and the screentime I calculated - but since it can be either more or less than reality, given the number of episodes and the fact that all of the characters are prone to this miscalculation, the overall screentime difference will probably be negligable.
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:iconomega666uk:
omega666uk Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
I love your dedication and beautifully crafted simplicity. I stand in Awe; Thanx
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
:iconapplejackplz: Aw, thank ya kindly, partner.
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:icontwitchbunny:
TwitchBunny Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
OMG.  This Chart!  So much awesome!!!
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:iconunicandy:
Unicandy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
What were the placings (1st, 2nd, etc)
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
1. Twi,
2. Rare,
3. AJ,
4. Flutts,
5. Pie,
6. RD,
7. Spike.

Though that's just for the 1st season. Here are the stats for first three: fav.me/d5kzo28
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:iconunicandy:
Unicandy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Yay Rares got second. Your math amazes me.
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:iconreelix:
Reelix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
You should include Derpy - Could be interesting to see how she compares ;)
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:iconreelix:
Reelix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Fluttershy seems to be the 3rd most on-screen character...

I guess I'm fine with this :)
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:iconrockmanii7:
RockmanII7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Mother of God, this was seriously on my to do list for months but I never got around to it. Very impressive.
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Thanks.

Heh, I also held it on my to-do list for long. I think I waited 1-3 months (not sure) before I finally started making it. :)
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:iconsmega39:
smega39 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Y U NO MAXIMISE!?
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Corrected it. Now you don't even have to click the button.
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:iconsmega39:
smega39 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Awesome :)
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Too big pictures act sometimes like this. You can still view it by clicking "Download Image" button on the right (it doesn't actually make you download the image; it just opens its bigger version in another window).
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:iconsdyoshi123:
sdyoshi123 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Excellent work! I love this kind of stuff
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
And so you see, clearly Twilight is best pony. >:3
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
*Tries to restrain self*

*Mumbles to self*
Remember, Dziadek: Love and tolerate... love and tolerate...

...AH! THE HELL WITH IT!!!

GYAAA!
[the following scene is too brutal for people with sensitive nerves]
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:iconalexanderthegreat1:
AlexanderTheGreat1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
hahaha i know how you feel xD
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Thanks, dude.

I thought only I get annoyed by people whose username starts with the letter "C".
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:iconalexanderthegreat1:
AlexanderTheGreat1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I'm thinking of bringing this information to school with me, you wouldn't mind would you?
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
No prob; just inform others that, if they want, they can come here and send me suggestions for my next statistical analysis, because so far I heve WAY to few ideas (link in description).
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:iconcharlesdeleroy:
Charlesdeleroy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
*survives by virtue of being an amorphous blob creature* Side effect of living in New Jersey for 35 years. ;3
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:iconremiz01:
Remiz01 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Thanks for the data, must be tough work.
I used them to generate the cumulative frequency of distribution, it's not really easy to read but it shows interesting features over the time: [link]
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:iconreelix:
Reelix Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I don't really have any clue what that means, but I don't like Fluttershy being at the bottom for a large segment of that graph :(
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:iconawesomeadam76:
Awesomeadam76 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
...I love you...
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Dang... You must REALLY love math.

But anyways, thanks; I'll take it as a compliment.
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SomeGuyNamedDavid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Very comprehensive (and time-consuming) chart, great work.
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:iconskogga:
skogga Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
a VERY elaborate excuse to watch s1 over and over! I see what you did, justifying your pony fix in the name of statistics.
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:iconmusicwizard13:
Musicwizard13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Wow!!!!
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:iconartsyfartsy1998:
artsyfartsy1998 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy pony, man! You should sell this to Hasbro!
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:iconmikeyswine:
MikeySwine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
This is pretty damn amazing. As a statistic-loving Brony, thanks a lot for this, man!! =D
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Then you will also love this: [link]
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:icontwoforflinching:
Twoforflinching Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Very awesome stuff! I hope we see more from you in future this is really fascinating.
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Go here and read my message: [link]

I would be grateful if you helped spread the word.
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:icontwoforflinching:
Twoforflinching Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Yessir! *salutes and canters off to spread the word which is finally not the bird*

Sorry I couldn't help myself
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:iconlinusgale:
LinusGale Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Who's awesome? You're awesome!
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:iconoctaverocket:
OctaveRocket Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Really cool!
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:iconkaminer4545:
kaminer4545 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Seems very balanced
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:iconknothole-chronicler:
knothole-chronicler Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Wow.... that's some painstaking work, right there.... so awesome!
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:iconglowypie:
GlowyPie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Season 2 would likely have a more varying chart. That'd be interesting to see.
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:icondziadek1990:
dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
I will analyze season 2 screentimes after my other statistical analysis.

Go here and read my message: [link]
I would be grateful if you helped spread the word.
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AdrianM1911 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Good work
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:iconscarim:
Scarim Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Err couldn't you make the graph bigger? Yes I can still see it but I want to read the extra details. No I'm not going to download it
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
The download button just opens a window with an enlarged image. You don't download it unless you right-click it and choose "save image as".
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Beatfox Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Most impressive work, I must say! My only real complaint about the presentation of the data is that it would've made more sense to use a grouped bar graph or something similar. A line graph is ideal for when your Y axis is a continuous metric like time - the line segments act as a visual interpolation of the sampling points and an approximation of the data that would fall between those points. In this instance, your Y axis is a discrete metric (episode number), and each position along that axis has no meaningful relation to the one before or after it; thus, the connecting line segments only serve to add visual clutter and distract from the actual data points.

This sort of thing takes a lot of dedication to put together, though, and I applaud you for that! Pretty neat to see how the characters get handled throughout the season.
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Yeah, but the lines connecting the points in episodes make it easier to track each character's screentime; imagine how it would be painful to the eyes if there were so many bars or just points. Bars in 3d would make it also mor difficult to compare side-by-side so many characters - unless you could rotate them in 3 dimensions.
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cygaj Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Łał, stary (no pun intended), wymiatasz! Zawsze, zawsze chciałam zobaczyć takie statystyki. Wyobrażałam sobie mierzenie czasu, kiedy jakakolwiek część ciała widoczna jest na ekranie (co robiłeś z głosami z offscreenu, nawiasem?), ale zawsze w sferze szalonych, obsesyjnych rzeczy, których nikomu nigdy nie chciałoby się zrobić, bo po co. A ty to zrobiłeś. Kurczę, jesteś mistrzem! Chylę czapki.
Planujesz tak kiedyś przemaglować drugi sezon? ; )
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Drugi sezon też zanalizuję, ale wpierw chyba inne ciekawostki statystyczne sobie zbadam: ciekawostki demograficzne Ponyville - populacja, ilość konkretnych instytucji wymaganych by zaspokoić potrzeby mieszkańców, statystyki śmierci mieszkańców, ekonomia. itp.

Jestem dużo w tyle ze studiami, bo interesują mnie inne tematy matematyczne niżeli te obecnie wymagane do zdania- nawet, o dziwo, statystyka; ale w końcu ten graf wymagał tylko cierpliwości, żadnych zaawansowanych obliczeń.
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cygaj Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Powodzenia! I ze studiami, i z demografią Ponyville. Oszacuj populację, a będę klękać. Ciekawa jestem, co zrobisz z klonami i ze zjawiskiem związanym z całkowitym wyludnieniem miasta ("May the Best Pet Win" - pewnie było święto, albo godzina policyjna). I czemu nikt nie korzysta z biblioteki? To smutne.
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dziadek1990 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Przydała by się pomoc w rozprzestrzenianiu słowa:
[link]

Dzięki z góry.
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