Anyone know where I could get access to text entry speed data?

the data could be something like this

f d 899
a d 920

The first two characters indicate the typed key and the last-typed key, respectively. The first line says typing a when last typed key is f takes 899 millisecond. I suspect depends on the last-typed key, typing the same key will have different speed in general.

And of course it should be an average value of a certain population.

  • Not to be a downer, but... I really don't think there's a dataset out there like this. My suggestion would be to write an app that does this (effectively a keylogger that aggregates stats). Out of curiosity, what's the need? Commented Jun 14, 2014 at 0:46
  • @Skram hi, yeah I figure it would be pretty rare. Just for research interest, haven't figured all out yet though.
    – Yulong
    Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 16:27

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I am not aware of any dataset like this one. But if you Google "typing speed test data", you will see many websites that does exactly this. And most of them have a contact page. You shall contact with them (maybe all of them) and ask if they are willing to share their data.

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