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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Scary math

Remember how I said a week or so back that your humble moderator was busy with some math-related projects that would come up in future blog posts?  Yeah, I'll just leave this here.




That little red line in December is encouraging, innit?  Expect more in a couple of days.

EDIT (29/Feb/2012): I did a fly-by, I guess.  What if I suggested that you compare this graph to the second one in this post?  Does that make it easier?

14 comments:

  1. That depends, if the red line indicates how much cholesterol you're consuming, it's probably bad.

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  2. I agree with Stan. Unkeyed graph date is unkeyed. ಠ_ಠ

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  3. Besides the graph being over cholestrol, any hints to what it does cover? totally lost

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  4. erm....what is this tracking exactly ?

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  5. I'll just leave this here:

    http://xkcd.com/833/

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  6. Indeed what does this graph represent

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  7. The Excel gods made it red. It's definitely a bad thing.

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  8. Check out http://users.telenet.be/mmodata/Charts/Subs-2.png
    at http://mmodata.blogspot.com/

    He uses sub numbers he gets from CPP and may be usefull in your anaylasis. Also he is willing to share data for data.
    Be intresting to plot active online numbers to sub numbers.

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  9. Oh for pete's sakes...The man is trying to point out that the winter release (ie: Late late november and early early december) We see a significant uptick on the 30 day rolling averages that he has been using to figure out how many people are logged in to EvE. And thereby report on the 'server population health'. And that it is showing that the last expansion seems to have gotten more folks to log in, and stay logged in. ie: The traditional 'Hey! New Expansion! Let's log in and look!' bump that was normal behavior before incarna when it didn't happen.

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    1. Yeah after a bit of study, the number did coincide with the numbers I saw in log in, so I got that.

      But could you define the 30 day rolling averages, or the 7 day or 90 day. Never heard of that before.

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  10. Just to be a total twit:

    Labeling your chart and axes makes it much easier for people to understand your graph. No one is going to spend more time looking at and trying to understand your data than you. If someone cannot tell at a glance what is going on, redesign the chart.

    Ye gods, I've nit-picky here lately.

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    1. Funny... I could tell immediately what I was looking at by looking at the Y axis. Engaging the brain is a funny thing.

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  11. Yeah, wasn't particularly tough to figure out with less than a minute of thought after enlarging it. Quite possibly, if someone has no clue what they are looking at, it's of no relevance to them.

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