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SHANEA

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Re: Updated: June 2007 Visitation Stats.
« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2007, 04:54:49 PM »
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http://www.nps.gov/bibe/parkmgmt/visit_stats.htm
Looks like an outlier to me.  Have to figure out what Chebyshev has to say about this...

Were there really almost 81,000 visits in March of this year?

My guess is someone hit the '8' key instead of the '5' while using the number keypad to enter the data.


That's a long finger stretch.   :D

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Offline RichardM

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Re: Updated: June 2007 Visitation Stats.
« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2007, 05:01:45 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "RichardM"
Quote from: "SHANEA"
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/parkmgmt/visit_stats.htm
Were there really almost 81,000 visits in March of this year?

My guess is someone hit the '8' key instead of the '5' while using the number keypad to enter the data.

That's a long finger stretch.   :D

Not if you're using the number keypad.  You know, that rectangular cluster of buttons on the far right side of your keyboard which has numbers on them?  The '8' is right above the '5'.

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Offline Jim

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Re: Statistics Updated...
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2008, 08:19:52 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, that datapoint was originally around 80K, then changed to around 40K, then changed back to 80K on their website.  So I guess there was some controversy internally about the number as well. 

I wonder how they count visitors anyway.  Often the entrance booths are unmanned.

 


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