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statistician needed: offtopic

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 17:16:30 +0000
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Can any statistician explain the clockwork regularity of many of these  
sites' popularity?
http://traffic.alexa.com/ 
graph?u=apple.com&u=dell.com&u=ibm.com&u=hp.com&u=sony.com
Most appear to have a sinusoidal curve with a period of a month.
Sony's is a poor fit, and Apple's maybe stochastic.

thanks

Jonathan Chetwynd
http://www.peepo.co.uk
"A web by people with learning difficulties"
Received on Saturday, 20 December 2003 12:13:48 GMT

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