'Gupta whrl' computer keyboard layout

Canonical namegupta-whrl.en.matrix
LanguageEnglish
Form factorSlab : Matrix
'Author'GUPTA, Jugal, Kishore, modified to Ergolinear by Ian Douglas
Author data may not be correct, we're working on it.
Keys horizontally staggeredNo
Letters on thumb (lower and upper case)0
Uses AltGr for standard charactersYes
Moves non-character keys (ANSI/ISO)No
Changes QWERTY 'shift' pairsNo
Changes top row (ANSI/ISO)No
Uppercase on different keyNo
Conventional home keys, fingering, Space, Enter, Shifts, AltGrNo
Maintains QWERTY zxcvNo

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gupta-whrl.en.matrix


Download the Keyboard Layout Analyzer .json file.

Scores

Scores are percentages relative to the best layout for each metric.
MetricPercentage
Finger-based metrics58.52
Word-based metrics50.48
English55.53
Code69.16
Proglish59.80
Words metric for words on home keys22.28
Words metric for no same-finger78.68
Overall score54.50

All layouts (355)

MetricLowestLowest scoregupta-whrl.en.matrix scoreHighestHighest score
Fingersyang-mali.en.ansi38.5658.52
chia.en.matrix99.25
Wordsyang-mali.en.ansi7.4550.48
chia-vanilla.en.matrix99.45
Averageyang-mali.en.ansi23.0154.50
chia.en.matrix99.35

All Ergo (81)

MetricLowestLowest scoregupta-whrl.en.matrix scoreHighestHighest score
Fingersqwerty-kinesis-advantage.en.ergodox57.7858.52
chia.en.matrix99.25
Wordsqwerty-thumbshift.en.ergodox30.4350.48
chia.en.matrix99.45
Averageqwerty-kinesis-advantage.en.ergodox44.2254.50
chia.en.matrix99.35

All Ergo, uses AltGr (46)

MetricLowestLowest scoregupta-whrl.en.matrix scoreHighestHighest score
Fingersgupta-whrl.en.matrix58.5258.52
chia.en.matrix99.25
Wordsgupta-whrl.en.matrix50.4850.48
chia.en.matrix99.45
Averagegupta-whrl.en.matrix54.5054.50
chia.en.matrix99.35

All Ergo, no letters on thumbs (54)

MetricLowestLowest scoregupta-whrl.en.matrix scoreHighestHighest score
Fingersqwerty-kinesis-advantage.en.ergodox57.7858.52
x1.en.ergodox96.62
Wordsqwerty-thumbshift.en.ergodox30.4350.48
uciea-keyboard.en.matrix81.76
Averageqwerty-kinesis-advantage.en.ergodox44.2254.50
uciea-keyboard.en.matrix86.82

Comparison to other layouts

gupta-whrl.en.matrix gupta-whrl.en.matrix

colemak-thumbshift.en.ergodox

mtgap-thumbshift.en.ergodox

dvorak.en.matrix

maltron-us-90.en.ergodox

qwerty.en.ansi

Best Ergo

chia.en.matrix

Worst Ergo

qwerty-kinesis-advantage.en.ergodox

qwerty-thumbshift.en.ergodox

Finger based metrics

Finger based metrics, as determined with Keyboard Layout Analyzer, using KLAnext scoring model.
QwertEff is the QWERTY Efficiency, i.e. the Score relative to qwerty.en.ansi at 100%.
Lower is better, except for QwertEff.

English

RankLayoutScoreDistanceFingerUsageSameFingerSameHandQwertEff
Bestchia.en.matrix95.9336.9931.7420.386.83184.23
This layoutgupta-whrl.en.matrix172.7499.5735.0632.645.48102.31
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi176.7380.4237.5750.728.02100.00

Programming code

RankLayoutScoreDistanceFingerUsageSameFingerSameHandQwertEff
Bestx1_atreus-44-keys.en.ergodox159.6942.9935.9670.4710.25185.56
This layoutgupta-whrl.en.matrix230.9090.2735.7991.0913.75128.33
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi296.32124.4144.22115.0012.68100.00

Proglish (an 80:20 English:Code mix)

RankLayoutScoreDistanceFingerUsageSameFingerSameHandQwertEff
Bestchia.en.matrix110.0738.9932.0131.487.58182.28
This layoutgupta-whrl.en.matrix184.0797.7035.2144.336.84109.00
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi200.6489.2238.9063.668.85100.00

Overall Fingers score (4 * English % + Code % + Proglish %) / 6

Higher is better.
RankLayoutPercentage
Bestchia.en.matrix99.25
This layoutgupta-whrl.en.matrix58.52
Referenceqwerty.en.ansi54.31
MetricLowestLowest scoregupta-whrl.en.matrix scoreHighestHighest score
Overall fingersyang-mali.en.ansi38.5658.52
chia.en.matrix99.25

English Word-based analysis

Home Keys Analysis

The Home Keys for this layout are shown with red dots in the first image above, giving the following letters:

AaEeMmnNOoSstT

Home key common words

Not part of final score.
Which of the 200 most common words are typeable on the home keys.

Words handledWords not handled
to a as on at not an one so no some me most see man same too men set the of and in that is was for with it be by i his he from are had which have or were this but you their they her has all been will who would more she its up can him out there into we when said them about other than time if only also first could two my what over such do may any like then after very these new made your people now between should where years many being our before through much way work those did well down back just even because own little make must good under used both how still three while use last life against know year each us get mr take long part off go day might great never found old gbp right another place came during again without come world end upon think later say few left number away thought until home here small different system though around since often called within always every need went

Home key words

How many of the 30,000 most common words in the English corpus are typeable on the home keys.

Home Key lettersEnglish words typeableScoreLongest wordExample
AaEeMmnNOoSstT325121311assessments

Word count
Word length

No same-finger words

How many of the 30,000 most common words in the English corpus can be typed without using the same finger twice.

Home Key lettersEnglish words typeableScoreLongest wordExample
AaEeMmnNOoSstT2217513302719seventeenth-century

Word count
Word length

Word metric comparisons

MetricLowest exampleLowest scoregupta-whrl.en.matrix scoreHighest exampleHighest score
Home keys wordsabcdef.en.ansi151213
chia-vanilla.en.matrix5445
No same-finger wordsyang-mali.en.ansi22591133027
uciea-keyboard.en.ansi169072
Words averageyang-mali.en.ansi7.45 %50.48 %
uhia.en.matrix99.45 %

Typing lessons

Download some English words suitable for learning the layout.
Note if any files are empty it's because there are not enough words to create a lesson. This is most noticeable in the bad layouts.

Week 1Homekey words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 2No same-finger words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 3Common / tricky words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 4Pangrams Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 5So you think you can type? Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 6Extra practice 1: Common words in text Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 7Extra practice 2: Lorem ipsum and friends Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 8Extra practice 3: Underused words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Week 9Extra practice 4: Commonly misspelled words Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5