Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Dvorak vs. Qwerty

In the Typing Analyst of DVzine, I put in all the answers I posted in Yahoo! Answers before I began writing this. These are the interesting results I got:

Key-by-key usage analysis
These charts will give you a general idea of key usage in Dvorak and QWERTY. To get exact information about keystroke counts and percentage of keystrokes on a key, simply hold your mouse over that key.
Dvorak
0% (0 keystrokes)0% (57 keystrokes)0% (16 keystrokes)0% (5 keystrokes)0% (5 keystrokes)0% (10 keystrokes)0% (3 keystrokes)0% (4 keystrokes)0% (10 keystrokes)0% (65 keystrokes)1% (84 keystrokes)0% (7 keystrokes)0% (7 keystrokes)
1% (185 keystrokes)1% (161 keystrokes)2% (315 keystrokes)3% (419 keystrokes)2% (335 keystrokes)2% (323 keystrokes)1% (217 keystrokes)3% (498 keystrokes)5% (824 keystrokes)4% (601 keystrokes)0% (72 keystrokes)0% (11 keystrokes)
7% (1086 keystrokes)8% (1304 keystrokes)11% (1745 keystrokes)3% (474 keystrokes)6% (1023 keystrokes)3% (546 keystrokes)4% (657 keystrokes)9% (1407 keystrokes)6% (929 keystrokes)6% (933 keystrokes)1% (107 keystrokes)
0% (39 keystrokes)0% (17 keystrokes)0% (25 keystrokes)1% (205 keystrokes)0% (77 keystrokes)2% (243 keystrokes)2% (372 keystrokes)2% (329 keystrokes)1% (161 keystrokes)0% (22 keystrokes)

No usage > > > > Highest usage
QWERTY
0% (0 keystrokes)0% (57 keystrokes)0% (16 keystrokes)0% (5 keystrokes)0% (5 keystrokes)0% (10 keystrokes)0% (3 keystrokes)0% (4 keystrokes)0% (10 keystrokes)0% (65 keystrokes)1% (84 keystrokes)1% (107 keystrokes)0% (11 keystrokes)
0% (17 keystrokes)2% (329 keystrokes)11% (1745 keystrokes)5% (824 keystrokes)9% (1407 keystrokes)2% (335 keystrokes)3% (474 keystrokes)6% (1023 keystrokes)8% (1304 keystrokes)3% (419 keystrokes)0% (7 keystrokes)0% (7 keystrokes)
7% (1086 keystrokes)6% (933 keystrokes)3% (546 keystrokes)2% (323 keystrokes)1% (217 keystrokes)4% (657 keystrokes)0% (25 keystrokes)1% (205 keystrokes)4% (601 keystrokes)0% (39 keystrokes)1% (185 keystrokes)
0% (22 keystrokes)0% (77 keystrokes)3% (498 keystrokes)1% (161 keystrokes)2% (243 keystrokes)6% (929 keystrokes)2% (372 keystrokes)1% (161 keystrokes)2% (315 keystrokes)0% (72 keystrokes)

The Dvorak / QWERTY Keyboard Efficiency Analyzer

Dvorak
QWERTY
Number Row Usage
273 (2%)
391 (2%)
Top Row Usage
3961 (25%)
7877 (49%)
Home Row Usage
10211 (64%)
4817 (30%)
Bottom Row Usage
1490 (9%)
2850 (18%)
Number of hand alternations
26338
20541
Number of same-finger reaches
901
1361

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I'm into Dvorak. I tried physically rearranging the keyboard of my Desktop box. It turned out to be cranky.

    On my laptop, I type DSK on physical QWERTY.

    http://maravind.blogspot.com/2007/05/dvorak-layout-my-current-obsession.html

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