radio-buttons and PHP; may be a bit OT.
kline at thought.org
Thu Jun 18 21:18:33 UTC 2009
On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 04:56:34PM -0400, Bill Moran wrote:
> In response to Gary Kline <kline at 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?
> Bill Moran
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