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Who are you? Visitors to the IntMath site…

By Murray Bourne, 18 May 2007

Some information about users of Interactive Mathematics (based on the most recent 100,000 visitors, in May 2007):

Top Countries

Most visitors come from the USA:

United States  72.7%
Australia       7.9%
Singapore       5.5%
Canada          3.2%
Great Britain   3.2%
European Union  2.0%
Indonesia       1.5%
India           1.5%
Hong Kong       1.1%
South Africa    0.8%
China           0.6%

Search Terms

In order, the terms used by people visiting the site were (the link takes you to the Google search result for each term):

When do People Visit the Site?

Day of the Week

It seems that Wednesday is math day - and Sunday is not:


Time of Day

My server is in Singapore, so these are Singapore times (0 is midnight, 12 is noon). For US times, subtract 12 hours (for New York) or 15 hours (for LA). For the east coast of Australia, add 2 hours.

The low points (15 to 16), represent 3 AM to 4 AM in the US east coast.

Time of day graph

Windoze or Mac?

Windows   92.3%
Macintosh  4.1%
Linux      0.9%


Microsoft IE  71.6%
Firefox       21.8%
Safari         2.6%
Mozilla        0.7%
Opera          0.6%
Netscape       0.3%

So much for the claim that IE7 is taking over the world. Since IE7 was released, Firefox penetration has increased on my sites.

Anyone remember when Netscape was the winner in the browser wars?

Who Are You?

A recent poll on the site indicated that for the 1000 who responded,

95%: A math student
4%: A math instructor
2%: Just looking

Actually, this is probably the ratio of mathematics students to mathematics instructors worldwide (about 25 to 1).

The current poll says, in answer to the question "Why are you here?":

Studying for an exam: 45%
Doing homework: 29%
Doing research: 25%

Most Popular Pages

After the home page, the most popular pages were:

Basic Algebra
Math of Beauty
Addition and Subtraction (Algebra)
Volume of Solid of Revolution
Graphs of Sine and Cosine
The Parabola
Trigonometric Graphs Intro

So there you go. That's who you are, where you come from, when you come, why you come and where you go on Interactive Mathematics.

Welcome to Interactive Mathematics and squareCirclez!

See the 5 Comments below.

5 Comments on “Who are you? Visitors to the IntMath site…”

  1. Jim says:

    Thanks for providing such a terrific site. I'm a semi-retired Professor of Public Health. I do (and have taught) epidemiology and basic inferential statistics. However, my hobby is electronics. I've begun in my retirement to revisit basic issues of circuit design and am trying to understand the mathematics--not being trained as an engineer. I found your site through the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Handbook.

    Thank you. It's been just what I needed to brush up.

    Jim H.

  2. Murray says:

    Hi Jim. Thanks for the feedback and I'm glad you found useful.

    It's interesting the number of retired visitors here, rediscovering math when they have some time to do so. Good on you!

  3. dabvid k bower says:

    Looking forward to this. Didn't do too well at school in math. Partially to do with bieng Deaf I expect. Finally an opportunity to find out what its all about!

  4. david k bower says:

    Looking forward to this. Didn’t do too well at school in math. Partially to do with bieng Deaf I expect. Finally an opportunity to find out what its all about!

  5. Murray says:

    Welcome to IntMath, David! I hope you find it useful.

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