Besides the data I gathered for the soccer seasons in 2013 around the world, I also put together all seasons for England, Italy, Germany and Spain. The Big Four, as they are referred to. I was particularly interested, how the home field advantage changed over time, that is: Did the number of home wins increase or decrease over time? My educated guess was: It decreased.
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]
“A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee [and wikipedia articles] into theorems” [A. Rényi]
In the last couple of weeks (or months, I lost track of space and time!) I tried to prove something.
This “something” turned out not to be as trivial as I thought it would be and I had to invoke the power of a lot of mathematical concepts. Although I studied math, a lot of things were new to me (or I just forgot them) and I had to (re)learn quite a bit. Of course taking courses or reading books would be too time consuming, so I used Wikipedia as a reference (Disclaimer: Do not admit doing that in real life). Continue reading Proof: Wikipedia
Happy $pi$ day everyone! But it is not just an ordinary $pi$ day, no, it is the ultimate $pi$ day!