Distribution of RFCs According to Author Gender

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RFCs come from these genders, 3 different genders in total.

  • 1313 RFCs (84.38%) have male authors.
  • 340 RFCs (21.85%) have unknown authors.
  • 223 RFCs (14.33%) have female authors.

Wondering why the total is greater than 100%? RFCs with multiple authors may be counted multiple times, if the authors have different gender. Genders are determined by knowing some individuals, the rest are guessed by testing the first name via genderchecker.

Data Freshness and Source

This is a part of a statistics report generated by authorstats on 24/4, 2018.