One of the biggest pieces of international news last year was
the so-called "Brexit" referendum, in which a majority of voters in
the United Kingdom cast their ballots to leave the European Union
outcome shocked the world. Follow-up media coverage has asserted
that the younger generation prefers to remain in the EU since that
means more opportunities on the continent. The older... Continue Reading
Technology is very much part of
our lives nowadays. We use our smartphones to have video calls with
our friends and family, and watch our favourite TV shows on
tablets. Technology has also transformed the fitness industry with
the increasing popularity of fitness trackers.
Recently, I got myself a fitness watch and it's becoming my
favourite gadget. It can track how many steps I’ve taken, my... Continue Reading
I am a bit of an Oscar fanatic.
Every year after the ceremony, I religiously go online to find out
who won the awards and listen to their acceptance speeches. This
year, I was so chuffed to learn that Leonardo Di Caprio
won his first Oscar for his performance in The Revenant in
Awards—after five nominations in previous ceremonies. As a
longtime Di Caprio fan, I still remember... Continue Reading
In my last post, I looked at
viewership data for the five seasons of HBO’s hit series Game of
created a time series plot in Minitab that showed how
viewership rose season by season, and how it varied episode by
episode within each season.
My next step is to fit a statistical model to the data, which
I hope will allow me to predict the viewing numbers for future
I am going to... Continue Reading
If you’ve not heard of the TV
series Game of
Thrones, you must have
been living on Mars for the past few years! An adaptation of the
fantasy series A Song of Ice
and Fire by George R. R.
Martin, the show is an epic tale of the political conflicts and
wars between noble houses in the fictional continents of Westeros
and Essos over who sits in the Iron Throne, and thus rules the
whole realm. (It was... Continue Reading
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