1500th, 3000th, &tc

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As the ‘Og reached its 1500th post and 3000th comment at exactly the same time, a wee and only mildly interesting Sunday morning foray in what was posted so far and attracted the most attention (using the statistics provided by wordpress). The most visited posts:

TitleViews
Home page203,727
In{s}a(ne)!!7,422
“simply start over and build something better”6,264
Julien on R shortcomings2,676
Sudoku via simulated annealing2,402
About1,876
Of black swans and bleak prospects1,768
Solution manual to Bayesian Core on-line1,628
Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms1,625
Bayesian p-values1,595
Bayes’ Theorem1,537
#2 blog for the statistics geek?!1,526
Do we need an integrated Bayesian/likelihood inference?1,501
Coincidence in lotteries1,396
Solution manual for Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R1,340
Julian Besag 1945-20101,293
Tornado in Central Park1,093
The Search for Certainty1,016

Hence, three R posts (incl. one by Julien and one by Ross Ihaka), three (critical) book reviews, two solution manuals, two general Bayesian posts, two computational entries, one paper (with Pierre Jacob and Murray Smith), one obituary, and one photograph news report… Altogether in line with the main purpose of the ‘Og. The most commented posts:

PostComments
In{s}a(ne)!!31
“simply start over and build something better”30
That the likelihood principle does not hold…23
Incoherent inference23
Lack of confidence in ABC model choice20
Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms19
ABC model choice not to be trusted17
MCMC with errors16
Coincidence in lotteries16
Bessel integral14
Numerical analysis for statisticians14

Not exactly the same as above! In particular, the posts about ABC model choice and our PNAS paper got into the list. At last, the top search terms:

SearchViews
surfers paradise1,050
benidorm914
introducing monte carlo methods with r514
andrew wyeth398
mistborn352
abele blanc350
nested sampling269
particle mcmc269
bayesian p-value263
julian besag257
rites of love and math249
millenium237
bayesian p value222
marie curie221
bonsai200

(out of which I removed the dozens of variations on xian’s blog). I find it rather sad that both top entries are beach towns that are completely unrelated to my lifestyle and to my vacation places. Overall, more than a  half of those entries do not strongly relate to the contents of the ‘Og (even though I did post at length about Saunderson’s Mistborn and Larsson’s Millenium trilogies).

Filed under: Books, R, Statistics, University life Tagged: Bayesian statistics, blog statistics, book reviews, Brandon Sanderson, Millenium, Mistborn, New York, R, R-bloggers, Ross Ihaka, Stieg Larsson, sudoku, thunderstorm

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