US States and National Top Three Sums

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wylx
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US States and National Top Three Sums

Post by wylx » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:50 am

I made two colored maps showing the sum of the top three individual totals in US states and in countries of the world. Note that all individual times were rounded up pre-summing, so the actual sum may be up to 9 seconds less than the amount shown, but the general rank of countries should be pretty accurate. Germany is the only country with a total of less than 150.
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Re: US States and National Top Three Sums

Post by EWQMinesweeper » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:43 am

and which conclusions do you draw from these maps?
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Re: US States and National Top Three Sums

Post by dg211 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:35 pm

Interesting idea. Do you have this in a vector graphics format for better scaling?

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Re: US States and National Top Three Sums

Post by wylx » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:42 pm

Sorry; I don't. I made this with MS Paint.

As expected, first-world privileges like Minesweeper seem to correlate well with GDP, accounting for both wealth and population. Perhaps comparing country GDP to minesweeper times would be interesting. I was surprised by Iowa's excellent performance in this measure, considering it's a state of fairly low population.

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Re: US States and National Top Three Sums

Post by aradesh » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:30 am

wow. That must have taken you a lot of work! You did it by hand in mspaint? I would have presumed you'd have used some special software.

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Re: US States and National Top Three Sums

Post by thefinerminer » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:44 pm

Really cool.

It would be interesting to do some regressions.

Independent variable would be number of players, number of female players, sum of top X players etc
Dependent could be population, GDP, or some measure of female opportunity (average number of children is probably negatively related to female scores and participation etc).

Once the whole database is running online, the admin will be able to run queries like this, maybe even have a page for interesting live stats.

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