My typing speed

Posted on:July 12 2006

Uh, I think I am not a fast typist, if you consider that I'm a programmer. My typing speed is 84.13 words per minute, 355 characters per minute. What's your's?
But ok, in that test nobody wanted me to type stuff like "foo = new pTz*[sd->(x|y)];", maybe I'm more trainined to write things like that. And, the test wasn't german of course. Don't know if this makes a difference.
Update: On the other hand, "the average workplace typist reaches about 50 to 60 words per minute. The average web surfer comes in at around 30 words per minute (source)."





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I guess I'm an average workplace typist. 61 wpm
Electron
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2006-07-12 18:22:00


one mistake doing that test, 101.76 WPM, 412 CPM
The Anaconda
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2006-07-12 19:30:00


97 WPM, 408 CPM. Ah, that makes me remember my typing lessons at school, where we had to achieve 1500 characters within 10 minutes, and in the end of the year, I had 2000 characters per 10 minutes. Believe me, it's really hard to keep up that great typing speed for such a long time...
ak
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2006-07-12 20:20:00


112.3 WPM, 471.11 CPM w/ 3 mistakes :)
Robo
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2006-07-12 20:27:00


70 WPM, 290 CPM with two mistakes... i guess this is ok ;)
Fre4LeTy
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2006-07-12 20:34:00


2 mistakes / 102.78WPM / 453.1CPM, and much better with the second try. Niko, I'm pretty sure it makes a difference whether you do such a test in your native language or not. Would be funny to see how the English speaking people around here would perform with a German text... "Argh! ÄÖÜß! German Umlauts!" ;-)
matt
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2006-07-12 21:16:00


Wow! Your typing speed (with 2 mistakes) is:

95.63 wpm
382.5 cpm

:D
mexican typist
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2006-07-12 21:43:00


104 wpm, 4 mistakes
RabidLockerGnome
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2006-07-13 03:23:00


hm, 122cpm 6 errors a realy hard text.
Jan_
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2006-07-13 07:42:00


6 mistakes / 65 wpm / 283 cpm, oh my god. i've got to write more in the next time ;)

lino
Lino
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2006-07-13 11:34:00


112.3 wpm
471.11 cpm
3 mistakes
tiv
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2006-07-13 15:02:00


My highest so far is 103 on that test but I have taken others that put me more in the 73-78 wpm range. It really depends on the complexity of the sentence you are typing and whether you are familiar with it or not.
WhiteNoise
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2006-07-13 15:09:00


well not so much familiar with it as how long you're typing for. this is more of a burst speed test, usually tests measure you sustained for a minute, two minutes, so on and so forth.
The Anaconda
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2006-07-13 17:02:00


108.29 wpm / 454.29 cpm (0 mistakes)

...but a German text would have been much easier and gained better results for me.
mp
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2006-07-13 21:55:00


My average out of three, was 98.05wpm and 410.63cpm with 0 mistakes on all of them.
AlexL
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2006-07-13 22:08:00


Somewhere around 60 WPM. Not really proud of it, but since I can't event think that fast, it doesn't hurt my programming. ;*)
p*
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2006-07-13 22:52:00


http://www.blackspork.com/screenshots/wpm.jpg

I ended up taking the test a couple of times, because the text provided doesn't have the proper amount of spacing between sentences. In English, you see, there are supposed to be two spaces after a period at the end of a sentence. I kept typing two, but there are only one, and it'd flag it as an error. Stoopid habits!

Anywho, I type too much, still. On a lengthier amount of text, I tend to average closr to 120-130 with a mistake or two tossed in.
unarekin
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2006-07-13 23:16:00


45 wpm - 11 mistakes. But I'm 13.
Dougall
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2006-07-14 00:57:00


@unarekin, there are several standards of writing that require two spaces after a period but it is not a rule of all english sentances.
TSM
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2006-07-14 16:18:00


@TSM:
No rules in English apply unilaterally. That's what makes it stu--er, English. ;)
Unarekin
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2006-07-15 08:03:00


After getting over the program forcing one space after each period instead of two, I netted 111.82 wpm, 480 cpm, no errors. I used to average almost 130 wpm with no errors ... must be getting old :)

Thanks for finding this program, I forwarded it to several friends!

TBC
The Bronze Chef
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2006-07-17 19:24:00


now i know why i never use words such as 'unbelievable'... they take much longer to type than the average 4 letter word and tend to contain mistakes...
xaos
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2006-07-21 16:35:00


I'm proud :)

1 try, 1 mistake, 132.73wpm. 537.39cpm.

Not lying.. really I did it just once. :-D
roninmagus
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2006-07-24 22:18:00


74.65wpm - some mistakes! I think I type a LOT faster when I am typing something from my head, rather they via my eyes ... I get into a mantra when my fingers fly over the keyboard, and I am sure I hit 120wpm when in that zone. But something unfamiliar that I don't really know well ... plummets to 70wpm. Sigh.
aussiegirl
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2006-08-05 10:47:00


50 - 59wpm 2 mistakes each... lol, that sucks but im only 14, so I guess its not that bad. But, if it's from the head I can probably get like, I dont know 85wpm.
Dr. Jenkins
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2006-09-23 20:49:00


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