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#21815 - 03/09/01 11:38 AM BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES Anonymous
I recently offered to compile a list of AWADers' birth anniversaries (i've forgotten which member it was that described it this way, but i was so impressed by its accuracy, as compared to "birthday" that i had to repeat it here) for purposes of posting the list on Max' idrive account.
Since my query was within another thread, i suspect many of you may have missed it. If you'd like to be included and haven't already given me your information, send me a PM or just post it here.
it'll also be interesting to see which of us share the same date; paulb and i had a discussion of the 'group of 30' principle, since our birthdays happen to fall just one day apart.
PS to jackie: You don't need to send yours, obviously. all of the best to you, on your special day *hug*
#21816 - 03/10/01 10:18 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Loc: Italy - Perugia is a town with...
Do you know Anu's birthday?
#21817 - 03/10/01 08:49 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Loc: Seattle, Washington, USA
Anu HAS no birthday ... because fictitious characters are not born, they are imagined.
#21818 - 03/11/01 08:59 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Loc: lower upstate New York
Happy birthday, Douglas Adams...
...and thanks for all the fish
#21819 - 03/11/01 12:41 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES Anonymous
Do you know Anu's birthday?
Of course i do
It's five days before mine
#21820 - 03/13/01 02:05 PM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES Anonymous
I wasn't sure this would interest anyone, but my search proved it was a YART, which suggests that - at least at one point in time - some AWADers found this intriguing:
As was discussed a while back, statistical evidence suggests that in any group of 23 or so people, two will share a birthday.
I've thus far received 32 replies, and amazingly there are *three* sets of shared birthdays: Hyla/Shoshannah, Jackie/TEd (! can you believe we missed this one!?) and Scribbler/of troy.
there is also a noticeable skew towards February-May birthdays (22 of 32, or 69%, which is amazing considering the expectation that any four month interval would likely produce one-third of the bdays). Also, there are no birthdays listed in January or June, and only one each in August, November and December.
BTW, does anyone have a link for free downloadable software that will produce a distribution curve? i'm not very handy with excel, so i'm sure i'm missing something, but the chart i was able to produce by converting the dates to decimal form seemed woefully lacking.
Keep the birthdays coming; it's great entertainment for me (and please, no 'get a life' suggestions )
#21821 - 03/14/01 05:28 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Are you interested in astrology or birth star constellations and the like then Bridget?
You're not going to tell us our (or AWAD's) future are you?
#21822 - 03/14/01 07:13 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Loc: London, UK
The rate you have got is quite a bit higher than 'expectation'. The chances of two people in 23 sharing a birthday are just over 50%, far from a sure thing. Of course, for a sure thing you will need at least 367 people!
A simple (but tedious?) was to do a distribution 'curve' on Excel would be to simply have 365/366 rows and put a one against them for each person on that day. You could have a separate sheet for these 'tally marks' and then a consolidation sheet that shows, respectively, daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly totals. Then create graphs/charts to your heart's content...
the sunshine warrior
#21823 - 03/14/01 08:53 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES
Loc: this too shall pass
Happy Birthday, Kirby Puckett!
#21824 - 03/14/01 09:49 AM Re: BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES Anonymous
astrology or birth star constellations and the like
In a word: No.
and btw, my dear, you've been living up to your moniker lately, haven't you?
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