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## Latest blogosphere posts tagged “arithmetic”

• ### The New York Times Bestsellers List Is Brought to You by the Letter "E"

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Cooking, dining, and book review magazine The New York Times has kindly allowed us to play around with their best sellers list.  What a gracious old gray lady?  Today we cover the hardcover fiction that will be published this coming Sunday.  We use the magic powers of statistics and algorithms, just like Wall ...
3 days ago
• ### What America Is Reading: The Paperbacks

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Cooking, dining, and book review magazine The New York Times has kindly allowed us to play around with their best sellers list.  What a gracious old gray lady?  Today we cover the paperbacks: fiction (mass market and trade) and nonfiction to see what it is that America is reading.  We use the magic powers of [...]
2 weeks ago
• ### What If We Have 12 Fingers?

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Our number system is called the decimal system (deci means 10) because we count in groups of 10′s. This is probably because we have 10 fingers. What do I mean when I said when we count in groups of 10? … Continue reading →
2 weeks ago
• ### New York Getting Ready to Prosecute Banks for Violations of Settlement

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At the end of the day everyone knows everything. If you start with the premise that the securitization of debt was a farce and that the necessary element of the false securitization of mortgage loans was the foreclosure of those loans, then you move one step closer to understanding the mortgage and foreclosure mess ...
2 weeks ago
• ### The half variance approximation for mean returns

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What’s that thing about arithmetic and geometric returns and the variance? Previously An introduction to the difference between simple and log returns is: A tale of two returns Issue Suppose you are predicting the mean annual return of an asset for some number of years.  To simplify the discussion, let’s ...
2 weeks ago
• ### Patron is Happy and It is simple Arithmetic

Kendall Kessler's Oil Painting Diary Authority: 115
I am so glad my patron for my latest portrait commission is happy.  I always check with them before it is completed to see if they are happy with the likeness.  She is thrilled with the painting and took a picture with her phone to show her husband.  Portraits are so tricky.  One of my favorite sayings is, Dont do ...
3 weeks ago
• ### NUMBERS in Arithmetic(s)

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If you add and subtract , 0 is nothing. If you advance forward or backward, 0 gets you nowhere. But when you begin to multiply, you annul and annihilate by associating with 0 as one of your factors. Yet what is multiplication if not compounding addition? Adding a bunch at a time not just One. Anything + zero is ...
3 weeks ago
• ### C# How to: Image Arithmetic

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Article Purpose The objective of this article is to illustrate Image Arithmetic being implemented when blending/combining two separate images into a single result image . The types of Image Arithmetic discussed are: Average , Add , SubtractLeft , SubtractRight , Difference , Multiply , ...
3 weeks ago