with more than eight-thousand data points and I can summarize it like this:

- It's a log-logistic distribution.
- α = 1124
- β = 1.58

*know*that people who quote it are blowing smoke!)

I've been using gnuplot to generate the graphs, but I've also been using its

`fit`

command to compute the parameters of the curves. It seems to work, but I have no idea how. I don't want to depend on it. I'd like to write some code that determines the best α and β values from the raw data. Once I have that, I'd like to plot how α and β change under different circumstances: over time, under different loads, etc. Perhaps I can figure out why the curve is the way it is. I'll post more information if I discover more.I'd be interested in seeing if other people find it useful to analyze time series in this way. Let me know.