I’ve had an idea to analyse some of the many topics that come up in conversation time and time again. Chances of winning the lotto, FNB’s Million a Month account, randomness of the iPod shuffle to name a few. I’ll try to get hold of some interesting datasets and perform some basic analysis. My aim?
- To find out whether any of the often-claimed techniques might actually work
- And so discover what sort of randomness is hidden within these events
- And also see which of these datasets I can easily get my hands on. Any thoughts on my chances of getting FNB to chat to me about how they select winners?
Anybody have some data they’d like me to look at? Any more questions to add to this list? I’ve been away from blogging for a while, so let me know when your office Christmas party is so I can prepare your answers in time!