Hiya! I wanted to share the result of something that came to mind recently. I thought it would be interesting to see what the trends for NSM updates have been throughout the years. Apologies if this has been done before or if there's already a neater way of doing this, but I basically set up an Excel data table for preparing some statistics for NSM uploaded submissions.
I hope viewing these will be a motivational experience for you.
Here's the original Excel file with all the data and Pivot Charts all set up if you'd like to get more out of the info: [Link](Let me know if I made the whole thing too difficult to decipher, I'll do my best to improve it!)
The charts below show the total
submissions uploaded to the site per month
, categorised into new sheets
(blue) and replacements
(red). I've also included two key dates, labelled by green vertical lines
, which help understand the data a bit better.
This second chart removes all special projects or featured arranger updates, showing only the normal, regular updates
Chart for Regular Updates Only
Finally, this third chart shows the total arrangements for each month. There's an obvious seasonal trend to be seen!
All-in-all, I'd say the figures show that we can expect a positive trend in years to come. And if we include the factor that the quality of uploaded sheets is only improving, then we surely have nothing to worry about.
If you have any other ideas for NSM Stats, feel free to share them. I like working with statistics and Excel worksheets, and am happy to work on any other