While planning an upcoming trip to Southern California I ran across various sites advertising whale watching excursions and noticed that several companies actually post logs of sightings. If you have read more than a couple posts on this site, you know I’m not one to turn down an opportunity to scrape and analyze data! After merging the logs with water temperature data from the NOAA, I uncovered an interesting story behind the numbers.
Terms like “margin of error” and “standard deviation” are less known to the general public than, say, “average” or “median.” But based on controversies related to close election results in the U.S. over the last decade, these are terms we should start becoming familiar with.
If you’re new to orchestral music, the string family of instruments can be a little confusing. Besides size, what’s the difference between the viola and the violin? Or the cello and double bass? Size, not surprisingly, plays a huge role in setting the instruments apart. But there are other differences…
There’s A LOT to love about Fantasy Flight Games’ second edition of Mansions of Madness, but one particular design choice is baffling. In this video, we look at how to randomize tiny decks of cards.
The very first episode of Stats for Geeks’ podcast answers the question: What’s the danger of pulling three poisonous Skittles out of a bowl?