Random acts of statistics

Here’s what you get when you’re procrastinating from school work. *cough*

I’ve looked at all the labels of the (currently, before posting this) 152 posts of this blog (6 of which are currently drafts). I knew the most frequently used one was “Richard Armitage”, but how many per cent of my blog posts are RA-centric? A lot. 🙂

I’ve used 433 labels in total. Out of those, 175 I’ve only used once, making up 40.42% of the total. Labels used two to five times go up to 127 (29.33%). I was wondering if it was better to leave the 5x left, because it contains some rather nice topics (namely: Alan Rickman, Harry Potter, Modern Talking and Toby Stephens) but decided not to in the end, and rather focus on the 6x or more, making the remainder of the list thus:

Emma (6 labels) 1.39%
Ken Olin (6 labels) 1.39%
Sam Neill (6 labels) 1.39%
Jane Austen (7 labels) 1.62%
Robin Hood (7 labels) 1.62%
Emily Brontë (8 labels) 1.85%
Genevieve O’Reilly (8 labels) 1.85%
Charlotte Brontë (9 labels) 2.08%
Spooks (10 labels) 2.31%
Wuthering Heights (12 labels) 2.77%

…then there’s a bit of a leap to:

Jane Eyre (20 labels) 4.62%

…and again, an even bigger leap to:

Richard Armitage (32 labels) 7.39%

So 7.39% of the total labels here are to do with RA. Doesn’t sound like a lot. Then again, as a post can’t have two tags that are the same (calculator says each post has 2.85 labels), that means that we have to re-evaluate the list a bit, meaning if we count the amount of labels vs actual post count, and if we go by 10+ labels (because I’m lazy), we get:

Spooks 6.58%
Wuthering Heights 7.89%
Jane Eyre 13.16%
Richard Armitage 21.05%

Okay, technically all the Spooks posts are also RA posts but hey. 21% is more than 1/5, so I guess it means The Squee is “a little more than 1/5”, or 21% if you prefer, a Richard Armitage blog! And at the same time, it’s also a 13% Jane Eyre blog! 🙂

Question is, if 1/5 is RA… which fifth are we talking about? Now there’s a topic… *giggle*

See, this is the sort of statistics I find interesting and sooo much fun to calculate. It’s when it comes down to chi-squares, z-scores and probability and stuff like that that I want to run for cover and cry, because numbers and mathematics isn’t a strong point for me. Fortunately, in the end, I managed to pass the statistics bit of the psychology course I’m on so at least that hurdle is passed. Speaking of which, I really should get to work on all those things that need handing in on said course. Which is what I should be doing. If procrastination was a sport, I’d be an olympic champion…

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