uk census info

Census data released – Tuesday 11 December https://www.theguardian.com/uk/blog/2012/dec/11/census-data-released-live-coverage

Census 2011 in 10 top 10 charts http://www.theguardian.com/uk/datablog/interactive/2012/dec/11/census-top-ten-charts-jedi-poland-degree

UK Data Service http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/

UK Web Archive Open Data http://data.webarchive.org.uk/opendata/

bookmaking

Mathematics of bookmaking “In gambling parlance, making a book is the practice of laying bets on the various possible outcomes of a single event. The term originates from the practice of recording such wagers in a hard-bound ledger (the ‘book’) and gives the English language the term bookmaker for the person laying the bets and […]

Marriage and divorce statistics by country

MAP: Divorce Rates Around The World http://www.businessinsider.com/map-divorce-rates-around-the-world-2014-5?IR=T

World’s 10 Most Divorced Nations http://www.therichest.com/rich-list/world/worlds-10-most-divorced-nations/

OECD Family Database www.oecd.org/social/family/database OECD – Social Policy Division – Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs SF3.1: Marriage and divorce rates http://www.oecd.org/els/family/SF3_1_Marriage_and_divorce_rate_Jan2014.pdf

World Marriage Data 2008 http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/WMD2008/WP_WMD_2008/Data.html

Marriage and divorce statistics http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Marriage_and_divorce_statistics

People > Divorce rate: Countries Compared http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/People/Divorce-rate

How married […]

zero sum game

Bud Fox: How much is enough? Gordon Gekko: It’s not a question of enough, pal. It’s a zero sum game, somebody wins, somebody loses. Money itself isn’t lost or made, it’s simply transferred from one perception to another. ref: http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0012282/quotes

In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a […]

Mathematicians and Theology

Odds on that God exists, says scientist http://www.theguardian.com/education/2004/mar/08/highereducation.uk1

Q: How do I estimate the probability that God exists? http://www.askamathematician.com/2011/05/q-how-do-i-estimate-the-probability-that-god-exists/

Pascal’s Wager about God http://www.iep.utm.edu/pasc-wag/

 

The Story Of God With Morgan Freeman http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/the-story-of-god-with-morgan-freeman/video-gallery/

 

Benford’s Law or First Digit Law

“http://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=EepAhQxVG6EO9tyceHlnAmeYm7y_2fg4HOmy8lQZ6U33I_3d Notice that the distribution of first digits for “cash in wallet” is nearly identical to “first digit of street address.” One might expect that the distribution would be uniform — meaning that a street address beginning with 5 is just as likely as one beginning with 9. But it is not. In fact the […]

The Virtual Currency: Bitcoin

The Virtual Currency: Bitcoin http://www.bitcoin.org/

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Trade

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/FAQ#How_can_I_get_Bitcoins.3F

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Main_Page

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Block

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/File:Total_bitcoins_over_time_graph.png

http://bitcoincharts.com/markets/

The Cryptography of Bitcoin https://www.pluralsight.com/guides/software-engineering-best-practices/the-cryptography-of-bitcoin

 

Probability, Statistics, The Law of Large Numbers, … etc

 

The Law of large numbers states: Given a random variable with a finite expected value, if its values are repeatedly sampled, as the number of these observations increases, their mean will tend to approach and stay close to the expected value.

 

The Monty Hall Problem

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/recipes/Monty_Hall.aspx http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/faq.monty.hall.html A scene from a film, […]