Gotta rank’em all:
What is the best Pokémon?

Pokémon Go has made the whole world gone wild on the hunt for those cute little creatures. After catching hundreds of Weedles, Rattatas and Pidgeys, I got a bit tired and thought it is time to do some Pokémon science.

Naturally, the whole Pokémon hype has already led to several interesting analyses with available data mainly from the awesome PokeAPI. For instance, this blog post about a cluster analysis of the original 151 Pokémon or this extended analysis of all 721 available Pokémon.

Since clustering is boring, I will do something more exciting and try to rank Pokemon according to their strength with a little bit of help from my own research.

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Analyzing National Geographic Covers

Purely by chance and random surfing, I ended up here, staring at old covers from National Geographic. I was wondering if it is possible to analyze the evolution of the covers in some mildly scientific way. If you accept the fact that pictures are nothing else than three dimensional matrices , you can do quite a lot of things with them.
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Breaking (the) News: Liking and Sharing Behaviour on Facebook Pages of German Newspapers

This just in!

Thanks to the Internet, newspaper are critically endangered. That’s why many publisher more and more rely  on a solid Internet presence. In times of social networks, all major newspapers additionally have their own Facebook fanpage to advertise their newspaper and/or inform the people directly via status posts. These status posts are what we will analyze in today’s blog entry.
Our goal is to examine how certain news sources are perceived by Facebook users and how they interact with the Facebook pages.

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Drawing a map of Germany with Pubs and Churches

Drawing maps is fun. Inspired by an  East vs. West comparison and this map of Great Britain drawn only with pub locations, I decided to draw some maps of Germany with different points of interest and hoped for some (mildly) interesting patterns.

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Why Twitter Hates Math

I am bad at implementing stuff myself. So when it comes to gathering data, I always have to rely on some smart dude(tte) on the Internet to provide me fool proof tools to do my data gathering. Recently, i found a tool to get data from twitter in the most idiot proof way possible.

So i could finally gather data for my project: “How do people feel about math?”
To anticipate the outcome: Not very positive…

“Mathematics is a place where you can do things which you can’t do in the real world”. [Marcus du Sautoy]

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