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London 2012 Olympics — Medals vs GDP and population

August 25, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics — Medals vs GDP and population

It’s already midnight. I’m sitting near my bed. And before going to bed, I’ll type my last post on London 2012 Olympics. Olympic games are not only individual competitions, but also the reflections of countries’ strength. This is one reason why Olympics data … Continue reading →

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London 2012 Olympics — Men and Women 400-metre medley

August 23, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics — Men and Women 400-metre medley

Alan brought up the suspicion to Ye’s world record in women 400 metres individual medley. And I quote: “Her last split caused controversy (deep suspicion of doping) as she swam it faster than the fastest male swimmer. I wonder how commonly this … Continue reading →

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London 2012 Olympics — world record in women 400-metre medley

August 22, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics — world record in women 400-metre medley

I’ve been going through the medal statistics in London 2012 Olympics recently. I was planning to present some extra charts, such as medal-per-milli-population or medal-vs-GDP. However, it’s a little boring to present the same kind of charts. Thus, I’d like to look into some particular … Continue reading →

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London 2012 Olympics — Medals per event

August 21, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics — Medals per event

It’s almost midnight. Before I go sleeping, I’d like to post the chart about ”medals per event” on 2012 Olympics. As some visitors suggested, I searched for the competition information for each athlete. Finally, thankful to the mighty Guardian datablog, I find the … Continue reading →

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London 2012 Olympics — Medals per hundred players

August 19, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics — Medals per hundred players

It’s the weekend. I just woke up from a nap. Got my mind freshed. I’d like to continue with my digging into the Olympics medal results. Today, I cited the number of participants from each country (see wikipedia). I want to see how … Continue reading →

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London 2012 Olympics — Lead, tin and zinc

August 17, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics — Lead, tin and zinc

Folks at WSJ were funny. They gave another medal list of London 2012 Olympic Games, not for the first place but for the last place. They replaced Gold, Silver and Bronze with  Lead, Tin and Zinc. No matter who came up to this idea, it’s … Continue reading →

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Project Euler — problem 18

August 15, 2012
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The 18th Euler problem is sorta a route finding problem. It has occupied my mind for two days. Finally I came up to a clever solution. Find the maximum total from top to bottom of the triangle below: 75 95 64 17 … Continue reading →

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London 2012 Olympics — medal statistics

August 14, 2012
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London 2012 Olympics — medal statistics

The 2012 Olympic Games officially ended this Sunday in London. Although I missed most of the games, I was still entertaining myself with some hilarious news, such as Thomas’s re-diving. So much fun. I would remember this for years :) Games ended. … Continue reading →

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Project Euler — problem 17

August 8, 2012
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It has been two weeks since my last post on the 16th Euler problem. Now, since I just need a break after supper, I’m coming the 17th problem. If the numbers 1 to 5 are written out in words: one, … Continue reading →

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Project Euler — problem 16

July 21, 2012
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The 16th problem is another big-number problem: 215 = 32768 and the sum of its digits is 3 + 2 + 7 + 6 + 8 = 26. What is the sum of the digits of the number 21000? This … Continue reading →

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