September 20, 2006


Posted by Arcane Gazebo at September 20, 2006 1:50 PM

As a follow-up to yesterday's festivities, here's a study of the number of r's appearing in piratey exclamations, based on Google hits. The author finds a power law with an exponent of about -4. (Via Cosma Shalizi, who advises caution in inferring power laws from log-log plots.)

Tags: Pirates

I have a very long rant on log-log plots and the search for power laws that I could write, but I am not in the mood at the moment.

I'll probably post a blog entry on this reasonably soon because I am very amused by the powerrrrrr law, but my mind is basically entirely elsewhere.

Posted by: Mason | September 20, 2006 11:10 PM
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