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Tag: statistics

  • Is Government Employment Down?

    Is Government Employment Down?

    The Wall Street Journal claims federal employment, excluding postal workers, is the “lowest total in seven years” and includes the following chart. Because this is a surprising factoid, I posted it on Facebook. After receiving a comment that 1.6% is probably off by a decimal, I started to question the data. I headed off to…

  • What If I Built a Blog and Nobody Came…

    What if I built a blog and nobody came? Would I care? Now I don’t. Notice, that is. Care, maybe… Let me back up. For years, I’ve tracked site visits. I could tell where you came from, what you’d searched for, how long you stuck around, which pages you’d viewed, etc. Last week I turned…

  • Phony Statistics

    Need some salt?

  • LWJ: Iraq by the Numbers

    The Long War Journal blog posts “Iraq by the Numbers; Graphing the Decrease in Violence“.

  • Better than…

    The Internet — It’s “better than sex.”

  • More Than Numbers…

    Another perspective on the many Americans who have died in war fighting for America. Sources:

  • Links for May 9, 2007

    One link for today. Are You Statisfied? — Show you latest visitor on a Google map in real time. Here’s the blogan map. I imagine this would be even more exciting for those who get more hits. ;-)

  • Bill Clinton: Worldwide Famine and Obesity

    Former President Bill Clinton said Friday that disasters such as worldwide famine and an obesity epidemic could destroy the U.S. health care system unless politicians begin to look ahead and cooperate. (WSJ Opinion.) It brings to mind the joke about the statistician with one hand on the hot burner and the other in the icebox:…

  • Gapminder – Answering Questions You Never Thought to Ask

    Have you ever wanted to see a chart showing how carbon dioxide emissions, internet users per 1000 people, and phone users per 1000 people have interacted over the past 30 years? Go ahead, raise your hand. It kept you awake last night. Okay, so maybe that’s not the best example. How about charting child mortality…