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Down Turn ?

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SHANEA

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Down Turn ?
« on: February 24, 2006, 04:10:11 PM »
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/parkbasics/visit_stats.htm

I wonder why visitation dropped off by more than 10k in Jan/06.  But, if you look at the historical data, wild gyrations in park visitations between months and years is not unusual.  I wonder what phonomenon or statistical oddity you can tie this too?    Price of gas?  Price of butter/guns?  

I sent it on to a freind of mine to see if he can make statistical goopyd-goo out of it.   :lol:

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Offline Bobcat

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2006, 05:21:03 PM »
My snake pics.  Sorry bout that : /
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BigBendHiker

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2006, 05:26:05 PM »
It is a big drop...I took the data and put it into Excel and created a run chart.   One interesting observation - 2005 had much more variation in the visitation from month-to-month as compared to previous years.  That may explain the January decrease.  It would be interesting to try to correlate the 2005 variation with gasoline prices...



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SHANEA

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Well...
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2006, 06:06:47 PM »
You seem up on your stats.  What shall we make the Ho Ha hypothisis to be?  Run any forier analysis on the data or a kurtinosis?   I think we will find a positive correlation to the number of snake pics that Bobcat posts.   ](*,)

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BigBendHiker

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2006, 08:49:33 PM »
Indeed, I think it is the snake pics.  My computer just finished running the correlations (took almost 2 hours of processor time)...and it keeps giving these same results:


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chisos_muse

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Perfect!
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2006, 08:53:09 PM »
Bravo BBH!!!! =D>

Dat #0013's killin Ranger Leonard's salary! :shock:

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Offline Bobcat

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2006, 09:15:34 PM »
Thanks for the statistical analysis, BBH.  Lemme see now.  Hmmmm.  Post snake pics and the result is fewer people. :idea: Just before I leave for the Bender, I'll post.........no, no, no.....That's just not right!!!
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Offline dave2

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2006, 11:15:49 AM »
I was in the Bad Lands last summer, and I think this is a section of the road on the west side of the park.

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