Oh wow. With the standard deviation, we can actually know if an anime is good or not according to MAL ratings. Gotta save that 6.502639987 ± 0.888527941 somewhere.
level 2 · 6m Nice! Just curious, but did you web-scrape data directly from MAL or did you use a pre-existing database? If you did, then I’m really interested if you do a horizontal bar chart about the popularity of each first genre of anime
Much closer to a normal distribution than I would have guessed and the mild positive bias in average score is 100% understandable given that most people drop stuff they don’t like, and watch things because they’ve heard it’s good . This analysis makes MAL look much better in my eyes.
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Yeah, I also think a 1-10 scale system is pretty well representative compared to others like 5-star ratings or yes/no to recommending something. MAL gets IMO more shit than it deserves when it comes to anime ratings, I even find the highest-rated anime and manga pretty agreeable and inoffensive. anime scores It’s much more believable having a highest-rated show as 9.18 than IMbD has a lot of ratings in the 9.9 scores.
Wack, my mean score in literally 6.50 lol
level 2 · 6m Bro I’m having statistics classes right now in my engineering course, seeing all that stuff applied in real life, especially with anime, it’s just sexy
I do sometimes disagree with the ratings of a show , but much more often than not, I find them pretty spot on.
level 2 · 6m There could also be a cultural bias. I know in the US, school grades are a function of your %score in the class. A 70% score correlates to a C grade, which is the bare minimum to pass. 60% is a D and a failing grade. So even though a 5/10 is supposed to be “average”, people sometimes feel like 7/10 is the “passing score” for liking vs. Disliking a show they rank.
The nerd in me is kinda surprised this isn’t closer to a normal distribution considering the number of shows.
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This analysis makes MAL look much better in my eyes.
level 2 · 6m “Perfect balanced, as all things should be” – Thanos take on FMAB and Skelter Heaven score
Also a lot of people who get into anime look at top lists, best short anime series quora