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Hello comrades, and welcome to sputnikmusic, the music vertical for the Russian propaganda news site sputniknews.com. Today we will cover a long lost feature of sputnik, musical neighbors. First, anybody that visits this site loves music. Sometimes users come onto this site and celebrate their favorite artists and the albums of theirs that they love. Sometimes they come to trash someone else’s favorite artists and albums but also because they love music. It takes a special love to spend one’s time and mental effort listening to music they know they won’t like, and a special love to come up with a long string of sick one-liner put-downs. We share this love with each other, as fellow chum, in all its forms; but it is true that our love of music can align more strongly with an exclusive subset of individual users: our musical neighbors.

From the list on this topic that I did a while ago, I gather that musical neighbors was a fun, well-regarded feature of the site, even though no one knew what the hell it was or how the hell it worked. (I recall being told that almost everybody was connected to one particular user.) It’s obvious why it was so popular; it’s because it made us feel connected to others and feel bigger than ourselves. It made us feel connected to the whole of sputnikmusic, the music vertical for the Russian propaganda news site sputniknews.com. With this post, I will return that shared love back to sputnik, as well as give you the tools to seize the means of production of musical neighbors for yourself.

**Harsh vox** I want to be your neighbor

**Harsh vox** I want to be your neighbor

“Musical neighbors” can be calculated in various ways. Armed with a set of users’ ratings, you could do any flavor of correlation coefficient, distance metrics, or a variety of statistical models to calculate musical neighbor-dom. For simplicity, I will be using a distance metric, cosine similarity. It is a value between 0 and 1 that measures, in simplified mathematical speak, how close in direction, in this case, the ratings between two users are. A 1 is perfect similarity, and a 0 is no similiarity. (If you want more details about cosine similarity, for some reason, go here.) It’s fairly simple and quick to calculate, so it will be our tool for human unification.

I will be working in R again, and I will refer you to my previous post about how to install it. If you haven’t already, you will need to install the packages ‘dplyr’ and ‘XML’ like so.

install.packages(c(‘dplyr’,’XML’))

Then, copy the code from the following page of my github into a text editor.

Replace the “user <- ‘macman76’” with whatever user you want musical neighbors calculated for (so, probably your username, i.e. user <- ‘differentuser’). The username needs to be the one that can be found on the url link of the users’ profile page (i.e. www.sputnikmusic.com/user/macman76, get the last part of the url, “macman76”). Then, the “neighbors” object (which, by default, is a list of all the staff/contrib/emeritus users of sputnik) can be whomever you want to be compared to. You can list as many users as you want. The name has to be the profile page name as I said before, they have to be surrounded by quotation marks or apostrophes, you have to separate each user with commas, and, finally, you have to surround the user list with a “c” and opening and closing parentheses and assign it to the “neighbors” object (i.e. neighbors <- c(‘user_1’,’user_69’,’user_niiiiicccce’)). Once all that’s done, copy it into the R console and hit enter/return.

With the default settings of the code, it takes about 2 minutes to run on my mid-level performance laptop, and it takes up about 35 megabytes of network data. When you run the code, you will be given a list of your 10 closest musical neighbors, specifically their ranking, name, and cosine similarity score. A similarity of 1 means that you have the exact same ratings as your neighbor, a 0 means you have no alike ratings, and somewhere in between is degree of how close the ratings are. Your cosine similarity increases the more ratings you share (as in, the more common albums that you and your neighbor have rated) and the closer your shared ratings are (like when you both succumb and 5 TDAG). After running the script, if you want to view every similarity and not just the top 10, run the following code.

print_neighbors(dat$neighbor_scores,user,length(dat$neighbor_scores))

Now, these posts are not only meant to be educational and fun, they are emotionally-driven narratives of staggering artistry. Beautiful narratives require things to change – dramatic rising action. To satisfy this, I ran the algorithm twice: once with my original ratings (before I started this post) and once after like 10 minutes of fumbling across the site rating things I should have long ago. Here is the before

Top 10 Musical Neighbors for macman76
Rank 1, hogan900, score 0.159
Rank 2, TalonsOfFire, score 0.152
Rank 3, Insurrection, score 0.144
Rank 4, JViney, score 0.138
Rank 5, Trebor., score 0.130
Rank 6, Mongi123, score 0.128
Rank 7, DoofusWainwright, score 0.126
Rank 8, ExplosiveOranges, score 0.119
Rank 9, Irving, score 0.118
Rank 10, Iai, score 0.116

…and after.

Rank 1, Insurrection, score 0.189
Rank 2, hogan900, score 0.181
Rank 3, TalonsOfFire, score 0.174
Rank 4, Mongi123, score 0.171
Rank 5, ExplosiveOranges, score 0.144
Rank 6, IsItLuck%3F, score 0.144
Rank 7, GnarlyShillelagh, score 0.140
Rank 8, Trebor., score 0.140
Rank 9, Mikesn, score 0.139
Rank 10, JViney, score 0.131

No top 10 neighbor remained in his/her (but mostly his, right?) ranking and 3 users dropped out entirely.

Because this code will only compare you to the users you feed into it, your most musical neighbors may not be users you selected or even users you are familiar with. My own neighbors show that one’s most musical neighbors may be a different set tomorrow. You’ll grow and you’ll change, and the cosine similarity between you and everyone else will change, too. Never forget, though, comrade, that the cosine similarity of our humanity is closer to 1 than 0.

Sputnik users of the world, unite!





macman76
07.25.17
We could go old-times-sake here for those of you who want to see some neighbors but don't want to do the work (so, like, all of you). Give me a list of users with their FULL NAMES, as i specified in the post, that you want to be musical neighbored to, and I'll calc neighbors for like the first ten people that request.

Mort.
07.25.17
neighbour me with

yak
artuma
treb
marskid
doof
zak
frip
drgonzo
arcade
and rowan

pls and thanks you

Mort.
07.25.17
eurgh just realised you said full names

sorry i was being lazy

superluminals
07.25.17
i think i'd rather not know who my musical neighbor is than go through all this lol

Demon of the Fall
07.25.17
This looks complicated, agreed. Good work though, I do like stats.

RogueNine
07.25.17
mac is there a reason all your neighbors are contribs/staff?

RogueNine
07.25.17
Nevermind, I re-read your stuff and I see why.

Toondude10
07.25.17
looks interesting, I'll give it a shot.

Mongi123
TalonsOfFire
Atari
Rowan5215
Arcade
SowingSeason
Xenorazr
Gameofmetal
AtomicWaste
Flugmorph

macman76
07.25.17
Top 9 Musical Neighbors for Mort.
Rank 1, Artuma, score 0.210
Rank 2, Trebor., score 0.197
Rank 3, YakNips, score 0.158
Rank 4, MarsKid, score 0.117
Rank 5, Rowan5215, score 0.106
Rank 6, Arcade, score 0.091
Rank 7, DoofusWainwright, score 0.091
Rank 8, Frippertronics, score 0.073
Rank 9, zakalwe, score 0.062

macman76
07.25.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for Toondude10
Rank 1, Mongi123, score 0.280
Rank 2, Flugmorph, score 0.221
Rank 3, SowingSeason, score 0.209
Rank 4, Rowan5215, score 0.173
Rank 5, Gameofmetal, score 0.165
Rank 6, Xenorazr, score 0.163
Rank 7, AtomicWaste, score 0.162
Rank 8, TalonsOfFire, score 0.159
Rank 9, Arcade, score 0.069
Rank 10, Atari, score 0.047

butcherboy
07.25.17
how about me, please and thank you..

butcherboy
07.25.17
BoneyKing
UniqueUniverse
DoofusWainWright
zakalwe
LandDiving
Chortles
NeroCorleone
Rowan5215
Drifter
Conmaniac

macman76
07.25.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for butcherboy
Rank 1, DoofusWainWright, score 0.258
Rank 2, Chortles, score 0.192
Rank 3, zakalwe, score 0.159
Rank 4, NeroCorleone80, score 0.139
Rank 5, theBoneyKing, score 0.125
Rank 6, Rowan5215, score 0.123
Rank 7, UniqueUniverse, score 0.087
Rank 8, Conmaniac, score 0.078
Rank 9, LandDiving, score 0.037
Rank 10, Drifter, score 0.022

Dewinged
07.25.17
Do me mac, do me!!

budgie
FullofSounds
TwigTW
DoofusWainwright
Chamberbelain
Sniff
Flugmorph
danielcardoso
dbdizzles
BlushfulHippocrene

macman76
07.25.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for Dewinged
Rank 1, FullofSounds, score 0.182
Rank 2, Sniff, score 0.182
Rank 3, DoofusWainwright, score 0.160
Rank 4, Flugmorph, score 0.159
Rank 5, Chamberbelain, score 0.152
Rank 6, TwigTW, score 0.122
Rank 7, danielcardoso, score 0.079
Rank 8, BlushfulHippocrene, score 0.075
Rank 9, dbizzles, score 0.070
Rank 10, budgie, score 0.064

SowingSeason
07.25.17
Your blog posts have not yet disappointed, keep up the good work.

Now do me hard:
Rowan5215
klap
mynameischan
Atari
DaveyBoy
AtomicWaste
zakalwe
LandDiving
butcherboy
Trebor.

Conmaniac
07.25.17
butcher we are neighbors!!!
do me pls, at work but I would download R
hoping I get: rufinthefury
landdiving
alseepintheback
fullofsounds
ian
blush
atari
Artuma
marskid
Rowan

macman76
07.25.17
I compared you, Sowing, with all the staff plus those names
Top 40 Musical Neighbors for SowingSeason
Rank 1, Irving, score 0.306
Rank 2, hogan900, score 0.261
Rank 3, Rowan5215, score 0.259
Rank 4, klap, score 0.252
Rank 5, Knott-, score 0.233
Rank 6, beachdude, score 0.220
Rank 7, VheissuCrisis, score 0.216
Rank 8, mynameischan, score 0.214
Rank 9, Mongi123, score 0.201
Rank 10, mx, score 0.196
Rank 11, Iluvatar, score 0.195
Rank 12, Electric+City, score 0.190
Rank 13, TalonsOfFire, score 0.185
Rank 14, IsItLuck%3F, score 0.180
Rank 15, Mikesn, score 0.179
Rank 16, DoofusWainwright, score 0.178
Rank 17, Trebor., score 0.170
Rank 18, Arcade, score 0.166
Rank 19, Winesburgohio, score 0.166
Rank 20, StrangerofSorts, score 0.165
Rank 21, MercuryToHell, score 0.160
Rank 22, theacademy, score 0.159
Rank 23, StreetlightRock, score 0.159
Rank 24, wtferrothorn, score 0.157
Rank 25, thebhoy, score 0.157
Rank 26, hesperus, score 0.156
Rank 27, DaveyBoy, score 0.150
Rank 28, morrissey, score 0.150
Rank 29, Iai, score 0.150
Rank 30, ExplosiveOranges, score 0.148
Rank 31, Kiran, score 0.142
Rank 32, DrGonzo1937, score 0.142
Rank 33, insomniac15, score 0.142
Rank 34, Conmaniac, score 0.139
Rank 35, Calc, score 0.137
Rank 36, Insurrection, score 0.136
Rank 37, greg84, score 0.133
Rank 38, Ponton, score 0.132
Rank 39, kingsoby1, score 0.125
Rank 40, zakalwe, score 0.122

SowingSeason
07.25.17
Wow, you define greatness. Thank you. I did zak for the lolz, not surprised to see him at the bottom. I am a little shocked that Irving is #1, we shared a lot of overlapping tastes back in the day, but since have departed pretty widely (he listens to Oasis lol). I figured RowBro would be up there, same with klap and good ol' knottyboy. I'm satisfied with these results, so it looks like I can save money on a 10ft. fence this year.

macman76
07.25.17
I left out like 50 of them, sowing, here are your bottom 5
Rank 86, JohnnyOnTheSpot, score 0.026
Rank 87, Bartender, score 0.024
Rank 88, JamieTwort, score 0.022
Rank 89, cryptologous, score 0.013
Rank 90, Hyperion1001, score 0.000

Sinternet
07.25.17
can't ya just download the whole userbase, plot one of them fancy spider charts for each persons average rating for a given subgenre and then see which users align the most

Sinternet
07.25.17
also do me

SowingSeason
07.25.17
that's like saying "hey, you did all this complicated work that I can't begin to understand, but why didn't you do more" lol

macman76
07.25.17
well, it took 2 weeks to get the all the album ratings for the 250 users list... so no. I can't open all the data i downloaded all at once.

PistolPete
07.25.17
Do me! Do me!

macman76
07.25.17
Sin, you neighbored to all the staff or do you have other users you want included

TVC15
07.25.17
You're doing God's work macbro

Try these:
Tunaboy45
Budgie
Rowan5215
50il
FullofSounds
Bloon
Arcade
Frippertronics
oisincoleman64
DoofusWainwright

Spacesh1p
07.25.17
Sint you can't just seize the entire means of production like that.

Conmaniac
07.25.17
oh shit apologies on not giving full names for a couple:
BlushfulHippocrene
Rowan5215
ianblxdsoe

Sinternet
07.25.17
i can't but i'll sure as hell try

also yeah just do me with anyone mac dude

macman76
07.25.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for Conmaniac
Rank 1, ianblxdsoe, score 0.245
Rank 2, BlushfulHippocrene, score 0.233
Rank 3, AsleepInTheBack, score 0.172
Rank 4, Artuma, score 0.166
Rank 5, Rowan5215, score 0.160
Rank 6, rufinthefury, score 0.152
Rank 7, fullofsounds, score 0.149
Rank 8, landdiving, score 0.103
Rank 9, atari, score 0.097
Rank 10, marskid, score 0.079

Conmaniac
07.25.17
woaahhh ian with the top spot nice. also much love to blush/asleep (:

verdant
07.25.17
aw man where am i for sowing or am i blind

butcherboy
07.25.17
You and I aren't meant to be, Sowing.. didn't even crack that list.. Damn, I thought our indie overlap would salvage it..

Artuma
07.25.17
"Top 9 Musical Neighbors for Mort.
Rank 1, Artuma, score 0.210"

sooo... you could say i've succeeded in my mission amirite?

macman76
07.25.17
well, i didn't compare you to sowing. you didn't request it

macman76
07.25.17
to clarify, i did for you landdiving

verdant
07.25.17
damn conman we aint that compatible gonna have to reconsider asking you out on that date

macman76
07.25.17
Top 20 Musical Neighbors for Sinternet
Rank 1, DoofusWainwright, score 0.292
Rank 2, Trebor., score 0.288
Rank 3, hogan900, score 0.261
Rank 4, StreetlightRock, score 0.257
Rank 5, Kiran, score 0.245
Rank 6, hesperus, score 0.241
Rank 7, klap, score 0.232
Rank 8, Iai, score 0.229
Rank 9, IsItLuck%3F, score 0.216
Rank 10, mynameischan, score 0.215
Rank 11, Mikesn, score 0.209
Rank 12, Arcade, score 0.203
Rank 13, Winesburgohio, score 0.200
Rank 14, SowingSeason, score 0.197
Rank 15, Rowan5215, score 0.197
Rank 16, Electric+City, score 0.194
Rank 17, Irving, score 0.194
Rank 18, Conmaniac, score 0.186
Rank 19, TalonsOfFire, score 0.186
Rank 20, Iluvatar, score 0.185

Conmaniac
07.25.17
Art we are more similar than u think !!!!
also yeah I barely slid in on Sowing's

Conmaniac
07.25.17
land we would be more compatible if ya updated ur ratings. ask me out when you hit 500 bb (;

macman76
07.25.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for TVC15
Rank 1, Bloon, score 0.272
Rank 2, DoofusWainwright, score 0.256
Rank 3, Frippertronics, score 0.251
Rank 4, 50il, score 0.236
Rank 5, Rowan5215, score 0.234
Rank 6, Arcade, score 0.216
Rank 7, FullofSounds, score 0.210
Rank 8, Tunaboy45, score 0.204
Rank 9, oisincoleman64, score 0.180
Rank 10, Budgie, score 0.124

verdant
07.25.17
no but isn't it meant to be for the names sowing put forth????
either way dude i'm not complaining this is an awesome idea and you're doing something i never could i'm just confused because i'm a bit dense

Artuma
07.25.17
"Art we are more similar than u think !!!!"

ehh, actually i kinda expected to be quite high on your list. we dig a lot of similar stuff but i also sometimes hate the stuff you promote

macman76
07.25.17
for sowings list

Rank 68, br3ad_man, score 0.060
Rank 69, LandDiving, score 0.059
Rank 70, linguist2011, score 0.059

Nice


Sinternet
07.25.17
fuck off am i close to doof

verdant
07.25.17
ohhhhh i get it, i'm just so low it's inconsequential. sorry mac! and damn sowing i've let ya down :~(

SowingSeason
07.25.17
I think what they're saying mac is that they're wondering if they were run as a part of that scrape vs. all staff for me, I see zak on there but not butcherboy or diving which is a tad surprising. I'm sure you included them but it's still made me do a double take when I saw zak more compatible than either of them!

SowingSeason
07.25.17
-nevermind you've answered my question.

verdant
07.25.17
could i see mine please if you get the chance mac (:

macman76
07.25.17
If you guys want a reference for what a high similarity score is, when i tested it sonic and KILL were around 0.54

butcherboy
07.25.17
I was on Sowing's list though..

Conmaniac
07.25.17
yeah zak cracked top 40 that's crazy

pjorn
07.25.17
yooo this is sweet. do me if you get a chance...

Jacquibim
Spacesh1p
Rowan5215
Conmaniac
Tyler.
Ryus
ZippaThaRippa
Flugmorph
FullofSounds
guitarded_chuck

Artuma
07.25.17
"when i tested it sonic and KILL were around 0.54"

yeah but they're likely the same user so that score is invalid

TVC15
07.25.17
Oooooh wow all 10 of them are pretty close neighbors

macman76
07.25.17
i meant not in your request, butcher


verdant
07.25.17
and also yeah thats what i meant for sowing's list

butcherboy
07.25.17
Ah, gotcha

verdant
07.25.17
Butcherboy
Conmaniac
SowingSeason
AsleepInTheBack
Winesburgohio
BlushfulHippocrene
Robin
Klap
Plane
EphemeralEternity

thanks in advance (:


macman76
07.25.17
Top 20 Musical Neighbors for LandDiving
Rank 1, Conmaniac, score 0.103
Rank 2, Xenophanes, score 0.096
Rank 3, anatelier, score 0.095
Rank 4, hogan900, score 0.084
Rank 5, hesperus, score 0.081
Rank 6, plane, score 0.069
Rank 7, DoofusWainwright, score 0.069
Rank 8, StreetlightRock, score 0.062
Rank 9, VheissuCrisis, score 0.061
Rank 10, Trebor., score 0.060
Rank 11, SowingSeason, score 0.059
Rank 12, Arcade, score 0.057
Rank 13, Electric+City, score 0.056
Rank 14, wtferrothorn, score 0.055
Rank 15, Rowan5215, score 0.053
Rank 16, klap, score 0.052
Rank 17, Calc, score 0.051
Rank 18, Mort., score 0.050
Rank 19, Atari, score 0.048
Rank 20, robin, score 0.048

macman76
07.25.17
oh, i just missed your extra users request, I'll run yours again later tonight after work

Conmaniac
07.25.17
:D

verdant
07.25.17
oh right that'll do, hahahahah, thank you!

verdant
07.25.17
con, date's back on my man!

macman76
07.25.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for pjorn
Rank 1, Tyler., score 0.217
Rank 2, guitarded_chuck, score 0.206
Rank 3, FullofSounds, score 0.188
Rank 4, Ryus, score 0.180
Rank 5, Rowan5215, score 0.161
Rank 6, Flugmorph, score 0.132
Rank 7, Spacesh1p, score 0.126
Rank 8, Jacquibim, score 0.112
Rank 9, Conmaniac, score 0.109
Rank 10, ZippaThaRippa, score 0.064

macman76
07.25.17
alright, keep your requests coming and I'll do them later in the day

Spacesh1p
07.25.17
I'm surprised we are that close, pjorn. I need to rate more so the stats are better.

Conmaniac
07.25.17
damn RIP pjorn ):

Spacesh1p
07.25.17
Pjorn and chuck sitting in a tree

pjorn
07.25.17
i'm #exposed, chuck and I are pretty close lmao

danielito19
07.25.17
could i get a top ten please?

Ovrot
07.25.17
do me

CompostCompote
07.25.17
I would like to be compared to ten random staff members, thank you very much.

Tyler.
07.25.17
can someone do me pls im on mobile

Frippertronics
07.25.17
Fun fun fun

doof
mort
tyler
yaknips
talons
arcade
judio
altertide0
plane
rowan

Tyler.
07.25.17
w r neighbors fripp < 3

ZippaThaRippa
07.25.17
Archelirion
Ovrot
AldofChrist
Sitruk6
Welldressedballoon
Spacesh1p
SCREAM!
TheSpirit
Jacquibim
Flugmorph

ZippaThaRippa
07.25.17
Fuck I love Macman shit

Papa Universe
07.25.17
Shoutout to butcherboy.

butcherboy
07.25.17
almost cracked the .100

Tyler.
07.25.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for Tyler.
Rank 1, Trebor., score 0.301
Rank 2, hesperus, score 0.261
Rank 3, hogan900, score 0.253
Rank 4, Mort., score 0.247
Rank 5, IsItLuck%3F, score 0.228
Rank 6, StreetlightRock, score 0.221
Rank 7, Electric+City, score 0.205
Rank 8, DoofusWainwright, score 0.201
Rank 9, Arcade, score 0.201
Rank 10, Conmaniac, score 0.189

how should this make me feel

ZippaThaRippa
07.25.17
Suicidal

macman76
07.25.17
You ran it yourself Tyler.? Nice. How close were you to the staff member named Tyler

Trebor.
07.25.17
I got a lot of neighbors


Tyler.
07.25.17
the other tyler was 51

Dewinged
07.25.17
Lol i am close to no one.

macman76
07.25.17
It's cuz you're the only Tyler, period

ZippaThaRippa
07.25.17
Mac do meeeeee plz

onionbubs
07.25.17
yo do me

danielito19
07.25.17
wow i' m stupid didn't realize how you obtained these, i saw "top ten" and assumed it would pull from the full userbase my b.

I'd like to be compared to:
Relinquished
pjorn
ZippaThaRippa
Oceans of Noise
Jacquibim
Spacesh1p
Deathschool
ffs
qwe3
Ryus

onionbubs
07.25.17
compare me to
pjorn
tvc15
fullofsounds
torts
hinkhall
trebor
rowan
jiggly
aaron911
artuma

neekafat
07.26.17
Anyone else read that Satanik?

MarsKid
07.26.17
I'll give this a go too, ynot

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for Ovrot
Rank 1, ExplosiveOranges, score 0.130
Rank 2, AngelofDeath, score 0.117
Rank 3, Insurrection, score 0.114
Rank 4, Voivod, score 0.106
Rank 5, manosg, score 0.101
Rank 6, TalonsOfFire, score 0.099
Rank 7, Crysis, score 0.098
Rank 8, Jacquibim, score 0.098
Rank 9, Gameofmetal, score 0.093
Rank 10, Tyler, score 0.093

Asdfp277
07.26.17
come thru, staff!

Snake.
07.26.17
me

Conman
Trebor
Artuma
DeadlyNight
YakNips
calmrose
FullOfSounds
BlushfulHippocene
Mort.

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for danielito19
Rank 1, qwe3, score 0.220
Rank 2, Relinquished, score 0.209
Rank 3, Ocean+of+Noise, score 0.199
Rank 4, pjorn, score 0.191
Rank 5, Ryus, score 0.157
Rank 6, Spacesh1p, score 0.138
Rank 7, Deathschool, score 0.136
Rank 8, Jacquibim, score 0.134
Rank 9, ffs, score 0.122
Rank 10, ZippaThaRippa, score 0.085

Asdfp277
07.26.17
"Anyone else read that Satanik?" yes lol

macman do me! idk how to computer :[

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for CompostCompote
Rank 1, SowingSeason, score 0.072
Rank 2, hogan900, score 0.064
Rank 3, Arcade, score 0.060
Rank 4, beachdude, score 0.056
Rank 5, butcherboy, score 0.055
Rank 6, Electric+City, score 0.053
Rank 7, Irving, score 0.052
Rank 8, Rowan5215, score 0.052
Rank 9, DoofusWainwright, score 0.051
Rank 10, Conmaniac, score 0.051

TVC15
07.26.17
May I please get a proper top 20 of neighbors? Strictly because I'm having a hard time trying to get these codes and such to function on R; I got everything installed, I just need to wrap my head around the process

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for Frippertronics
Rank 1, doofuswainwright, score 0.249
Rank 2, talonsoffire, score 0.175
Rank 3, tyler., score 0.174
Rank 4, rowan5215, score 0.141
Rank 5, arcade, score 0.118
Rank 6, judio!, score 0.106
Rank 7, yaknips, score 0.092
Rank 8, mort., score 0.073
Rank 9, plane, score 0.071
Rank 10, altertide0, score 0.000

macman76
07.26.17
@tv so you want to be neigbhored to the staff, too?

TVC15
07.26.17
That's fine Mac, thanks

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for ZippaThaRippa
Rank 1, AdolfChrist, score 0.150
Rank 2, SCREAM!, score 0.130
Rank 3, Flugmorph, score 0.120
Rank 4, Archelirion, score 0.113
Rank 5, TheSpirit, score 0.112
Rank 6, Spacesh1p, score 0.110
Rank 7, Sitruk6, score 0.109
Rank 8, Jacquibim, score 0.109
Rank 9, Bloon, score 0.073
Rank 10, Ovrot, score 0.051

macman76
07.26.17
have 40
Top 40 Musical Neighbors for TVC15
Rank 1, TalonsOfFire, score 0.278
Rank 2, Bloon, score 0.274
Rank 3, hogan900, score 0.257
Rank 4, DoofusWainwright, score 0.256
Rank 5, Frippertronics, score 0.251
Rank 6, 50il, score 0.237
Rank 7, Rowan5215, score 0.235
Rank 8, Trebor., score 0.233
Rank 9, Iai, score 0.233
Rank 10, ExplosiveOranges, score 0.229
Rank 11, Arcade, score 0.217
Rank 12, Irving, score 0.216
Rank 13, DrGonzo1937, score 0.213
Rank 14, FullofSounds, score 0.212
Rank 15, Winesburgohio, score 0.204
Rank 16, Tunaboy45, score 0.204
Rank 17, SowingSeason, score 0.204
Rank 18, Mongi123, score 0.203
Rank 19, Mikesn, score 0.195
Rank 20, Insurrection, score 0.194
Rank 21, SgtPepper, score 0.186
Rank 22, oisincoleman64, score 0.181
Rank 23, mynameischan, score 0.177
Rank 24, hesperus, score 0.172
Rank 25, morrissey, score 0.166
Rank 26, Gameofmetal, score 0.165
Rank 27, Iluvatar, score 0.165
Rank 28, insomniac15, score 0.165
Rank 29, manosg, score 0.164
Rank 30, beachdude, score 0.164
Rank 31, Jacquibim, score 0.161
Rank 32, AngelofDeath, score 0.158
Rank 33, kingsoby1, score 0.157
Rank 34, Electric+City, score 0.154
Rank 35, IsItLuck%3F, score 0.151
Rank 36, StreetlightRock, score 0.151
Rank 37, danielcardoso, score 0.148
Rank 38, wtferrothorn, score 0.144
Rank 39, butcherboy, score 0.143
Rank 40, Kiran, score 0.143

macman76
07.26.17
Top 9 Musical Neighbors for SnakeDelilah
Rank 1, Trebor., score 0.384
Rank 2, calmrose, score 0.368
Rank 3, Artuma, score 0.329
Rank 4, Conmaniac, score 0.263
Rank 5, DeadlyNightShade, score 0.199
Rank 6, FullOfSounds, score 0.195
Rank 7, YakNips, score 0.183
Rank 8, Mort., score 0.182
Rank 9, BlushfulHippocrene, score 0.132

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for Asdfp277
Rank 1, hesperus, score 0.103
Rank 2, TalonsOfFire, score 0.100
Rank 3, Archelirion, score 0.093
Rank 4, Trebor., score 0.089
Rank 5, ExplosiveOranges, score 0.089
Rank 6, DoofusWainwright, score 0.088
Rank 7, Arcade, score 0.087
Rank 8, hogan900, score 0.086
Rank 9, Jacquibim, score 0.084
Rank 10, Xenophanes, score 0.083

ZippaThaRippa
07.26.17
Hmm I thought some of those people would be pretty close to me. Can you tell me who are the top 5 closest users to me?

macman76
07.26.17
i don't use the data from everyone on the site, i go over this in the post

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for onionbubs
Rank 1, hinkhall, score 0.375
Rank 2, trebor., score 0.301
Rank 3, rowan5215, score 0.296
Rank 4, tvc15, score 0.251
Rank 5, artuma, score 0.237
Rank 6, jigglypdiddy, score 0.219
Rank 7, pjorn, score 0.192
Rank 8, fullofsounds, score 0.182
Rank 9, torts, score 0.162
Rank 10, aaron911, score 0.096

MyNameIsPencil
07.26.17
do me do me!

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for MyNameIsPencil
Rank 1, IsItLuck%3F, score 0.258
Rank 2, hogan900, score 0.242
Rank 3, Trebor., score 0.224
Rank 4, Electric+City, score 0.221
Rank 5, hesperus, score 0.209
Rank 6, Mongi123, score 0.208
Rank 7, beachdude, score 0.188
Rank 8, Mort., score 0.187
Rank 9, Rowan5215, score 0.184
Rank 10, VheissuCrisis, score 0.175

MarsKid
07.26.17
And me pls

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for MarsKid
Rank 1, Gameofmetal, score 0.142
Rank 2, hogan900, score 0.136
Rank 3, Trebor., score 0.124
Rank 4, Mort., score 0.117
Rank 5, hesperus, score 0.117
Rank 6, Insurrection, score 0.113
Rank 7, Archelirion, score 0.102
Rank 8, Mongi123, score 0.099
Rank 9, ExplosiveOranges, score 0.097
Rank 10, Iluvatar, score 0.094

Asdfp277
07.26.17
thank u mr macman

Asdfp277
07.26.17
*>:], fuck the blog doesn't let me edit comments

ArsMoriendi
07.26.17
Do me!

Asdfp277
07.26.17
no date beforehand?

MarsKid
07.26.17
Ty macbro, apparently I relate to treb huh

Ovrot
07.26.17
thanks mac

macman76
07.26.17
Top 10 Musical Neighbors for ArsMoriendi
Rank 1, DoofusWainwright, score 0.244
Rank 2, Frippertronics, score 0.237
Rank 3, danielcardoso, score 0.210
Rank 4, SgtPepper, score 0.201
Rank 5, Iai, score 0.196
Rank 6, Rowan5215, score 0.172
Rank 7, TalonsOfFire, score 0.165
Rank 8, Winesburgohio, score 0.160
Rank 9, DrGonzo1937, score 0.154
Rank 10, butcherboy, score 0.154

macman76
07.26.17
we are all related, brother marskid
amen

50iL
07.26.17
Hey hey hey could I please try?

MarsKid
07.26.17
You can try me bby

50iL
07.26.17
Hell ye boi come over here

SharkTooth
07.26.17
try me i guess

Archelirion
07.26.17
If you've got time, I'd love a ranking done pls :]

macman76
07.26.17
I'm tired and i'm done, i gave y'all the ability to do this for yourself

hal1ax
07.26.17
may i see my neighbors macpapa

hal1ax
07.26.17
oh sorry didn't see your last post. nvm

Asdfp277
07.26.17
it's a common situation for people who know about computer stuff lol. "i taught you how to do it" yes you did but you know we won't lol

i would enjoy programming but i'm too lazy to read and learn

neekafat
07.26.17
Neighbor me to the staff because I don't want to have to pick ten people thanks

hal1ax
07.26.17
oh i actually already have R and spss on my comp because of my prior stats classes. i'll give this a go tomorrow. u a pimp macman

Asdfp277
07.26.17
spss is old school stat

hal1ax
07.26.17
yaaa i had to use spss for my basic stats class and then R for the more advanced ones

Asdfp277
07.26.17
its widespread reach makes it very useful to know, but even the interface looks old as fuck lol

i have it installed tho, can't complain

Archelirion
07.26.17
Dude I just ran through the initial RStudio thing you put up and now I feel like some kinda computer lord or some shit

hal1ax
07.26.17
haha ya it's pretty ugly tbh. useful for sure though.

macman76
07.26.17
we're gonna be the most coding-literate music review site, damnit
take that p4k

Asdfp277
07.26.17
p4k are a bunch of wankers

hal1ax
07.26.17
i skimmed through this article pretty fast so excuse me if this question has already been expounded upon, but is it possible to run a script that just compares me to the closest (most similar) x amount of users to me? or do i have to select x amount to be compared to?

macman76
07.26.17
you have to select users to compare to, the user object is user that you want compared to the neighbors, and you set the neighbors object to be the users you want to be compared to the user object

hal1ax
07.26.17
ahh i see. thanks. would it be possible to generate, for example, the 10 users who are most similar to me in taste? or does that seem infeasable?

macman76
07.26.17
if you can come up with a bunch of users lol
it would take a ton of network space and processing time to accomplish even like 10000 users, if the 90 staff take 2 mins it would take then like 2000 mins

hal1ax
07.26.17
ooooh shit lol. ok thank u

macman76
07.26.17
I'll refer you to the last couple paragraphs of my post that address the search for musical neighbors

Voivod
07.26.17
Excellent post once again mac, keep it up!

danielito19
07.26.17
mac could i please get a top ten from just the staff list? thanks in advance

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