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Tasks / The Museum Of Statistical Anomalies

Find a statistical outlier. Capture it and create a display for it that elucidates its irregularity. Also, name it if necessary.

Work with other players to create the Museum of Statistical Anomalies by combining your displays.

1 to 100 players
15 points
Level 1
In the zone of: EquivalenZ
Created by Darkaardvark

Terms: lessawesomepostedit, darktask

13 completed :: 31 in progress
Interested in collaborating on this: (no one yet!)


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(no subject)
posted by Aly on May 29th, 2008 7:04 AM

I feel almost morally opposed to this task...

(no subject)
posted by Darkaardvark on September 29th, 2008 8:18 PM

Note that the original task this was in reply to was "Find a statistical outlier and bring it into line by modifying it in the real world."

(no subject)
posted by Bryce on September 29th, 2008 8:47 PM

i feel even more morally opposed...

If it was "find a statistical anomaly and study/document it" I would be fine, but the museum thing feels a tad Joseph Merrick.

(no subject)
posted by teucer on September 29th, 2008 8:50 PM

Depends on your choice of statistical anomaly, I would think.

(no subject) +1
posted by Dax Tran-Caffee on September 29th, 2008 9:35 PM

I hate museums, but I like this one.

(no subject)
posted by Bryce on September 29th, 2008 10:02 PM

What would be really great is if someone took their findings on our opinions of this task, and turned it into a museum.

Frequency Analysis +4
posted by Augustus deCorbeau on September 29th, 2008 11:45 PM

frequencyanalys68035.gif
Blue is the average expected frequency of each letter in English, given a sample size of n(letters)=443 and rounded to the nearest whole percent
Red is the frequency of each letter in the comments so far, not including mine.

(no subject) +2
posted by praximity on September 30th, 2008 12:53 PM

eeeeee!
charts!

there's no eye in SFzero +1
posted by ScooterX on October 7th, 2008 9:00 PM

what, no teams? (there are no eyes in this team)

interesting that the red outlier in the Frequency Analysis above is me, er rather, is I.

that's amusing.
um.

if so, and following that, task complete. I am the out liar.

statistical outlier - check
a muse um - check
work with another player - check (I thanks Augustus deCorbeau
elucidate irregularity - check (Who could be more irregular than I?)
name - check (the eyes have it)

if you are I, then you've completed this task.

(no subject)
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Note that the original
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(no subject) +2
posted by Jennifer Juniper on September 30th, 2008 1:46 AM

Museum Celebrating Statistical Anomalies?

Unrelated plea for help as frustration reaches the breaking point
posted by Jennifer Juniper on September 30th, 2008 1:50 AM

And GOLLDARNIT - how do I change my darn main player photo? I have tried editing the task but that photo isn't anywhere I can find it to delete or move, etc. That album cover is an important cultural artifact of my life but I fo sho ain't gonna play this game like no 60s-70s hippie crooner!! [Loving the hippie crooners though I may.]

(no subject)
posted by Mr Everyday on September 30th, 2008 7:02 AM

I just discovered how a few days ago myself. Add a photo to the player photograh task, and then MOVE IT SO IT'S FIRST.

(no subject) +1
posted by susy derkins on September 30th, 2008 11:16 AM

It seems that this kind of frustrations plague new players quite a bit. I will be setting up an information booth.
informacion.jpg

EDIT- The booth is open. How may I help you? Volunteers are welcome too.

(no subject) +2
posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 30th, 2008 11:19 AM

Where are the bathrooms?

(no subject)
posted by Jennifer Juniper on September 30th, 2008 11:41 AM

Dear Mr Everyday - I tried that. Honest. But the picture of Donovan (the black & white) WON'T GO AWAY. It's not even in a list anywhere I can delete. [Edit: I actually did just find my mediabin and deleted that photo from there, but it's still my player photo.]

Dear Ms Derkins - You are generous with your time. Aren't you busy counting all your coins?

I am totally fine with a certain amount of bumping into walls and figuring out how to jump the gully while simultaneously firing my Gun of Distraction ... this bumbling around is part of starting any new game.

It's just that sometimes the lack of instructions make it feel like an insider's club. Perhaps I'm right. Perhaps figuring out what the #!@^ is going on is an unwritten beginner's task.

In any case, I am having a lovely time thus far and am looking forward with great anticipation and trepidation to further tasking. My sidekick is having fun too, but of course he is because there's no problem with his player photograph.

[Edit: SSI just cured me of my special virus bug thing that was causing me trouble. I will stop screaming in public now.]

(no subject)
posted by Jellybean of Thark on September 30th, 2008 1:52 PM

I will stop screaming in public now.

Never.

(no subject)
posted by Jennifer Juniper on October 3rd, 2008 5:34 AM

Task?

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posted by Augustus deCorbeau on October 1st, 2008 3:18 AM

Task 8.5

- I tried that. Honest.
posted by outyrese outyreseddsere on May 20th, 2013 6:30 AM

- I tried that. Honest. But the picture of Donovan (the black & white) WON'T GO AWAY. It's not even in a list anywhere I can delete. [Edit: I actually did just find my mediabin and deleted that photo from there, but it's still my player photo. belanja tas murah bagus

People in or near London may find this useful... +1
posted by Ben Whitehouse on October 2nd, 2008 3:24 AM

Malcolm Gladwell is the best-selling author of The Tipping Point and Blink and "the most influential thinker of the iPod generation" (The Observer)

Brilliant and entertaining, Gladwell will simultaneously delight and illuminate. This unique opportunity to see this extraordinary man celebrates the publication of his new book Outliers: The Story Of Success in a unique event at the West End's beautiful Lyceum Theatre.

24 November 2008
5.45pm & 8.30pm at the Lyceum Theatre
Tickets from £13.50 - £26.50

Book tickets at: http://www.sohotheatre.com/pl1596tickets.html

It'd be great to get some footage of Gladwell and his amazing hair endorsing the museum.

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I’m done with my museum work and I have already posted more pictures on my blog. Now I’m in a dilemma of choosing a right name for my museum. All suggestions are welcomed.

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