Recently on Gothamist, there was a post about this site. It depicts subway ridership since 1905, as measured at each subway stop (by annual recorded entries). I wish that the graphs were click-able to enlarge them; though it’s fun to look at this way, it’s tough to compare the graphs with that tiny size. You […]
The NY Times has had an article today on Sunday about predicting the spread of swine flu using a computer program with data on air traffic, commuter traffic, and the movement of dollar bills. I don’t know a lot about epidemiology, so I will leave it to others to comment on the intricacies, but I […]
Michael Arrington talks about a new model he created to assess the market value in online social networks. As hard as it can be to place a market value on a person, it’s almost more complicated to place such a value on an online social network. Arrington looks at MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, Hi5, and LinkedIn, […]
Apparently, Friday the 13th is not unlucky, according to Dutch researchers: link to article. I would like to see a parallel psychological study, to see if people are more careful on Friday the 13th, go out less, drive less (or just shorter distances) – and if people considering criminal activity hold off until the next […]
I recently read Dan Ariely’s book Predictably Irrational and wrote down my comments as I read. After the jump, you can read these thoughts.
Though more mathematics than statistics, I thought this would be relevant on the heels of the entry about the Krampf science experiment videos. The blog 3 quarks daily recently posted a video showing how to turn a sphere inside out. See the post here. Just as the poster on that blog, my interest in topology […]