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Spurious Correlations

If you ever need to explain the difference or importance of correlation versus causation, this site might prove useful(and humourous):

Spurious Correlations

http://tylervigen.com/

Example:

 

Total revenue generated by arcades (US)
correlates with
Computer science doctorates awarded (US)

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Total revenue generated by arcades (US)
Dollars in millions (US Census)
1,196 1,176 1,269 1,240 1,307 1,435 1,601 1,654 1,803 1,734
Computer science doctorates awarded (US)
Degrees awarded (National Science Foundation)
861 830 809 867 948 1,129 1,453 1,656 1,787 1,611
Correlation: 0.985065

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Stephen

Posted on: September 26, 2014, 6:55 am Category: Uncategorized