It was pointed out to me by Kenny Easwaran that I ought to try clustering texts that already have a natural grouping.

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I ran my clustering program (which I just ran on the New Testament) on Shakespeare's plays—which were conveniently packaged into a text file by Open Source Shakespeare.

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During Bible study last week, it was mentioned that people have used statistics to "determine" authorship of books of the Bible. Having a couple free hours last night, I tried my own experiment on the New Testament.

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While we (meaning my wife and I) were filling out the forms for our marriage license, we were interviewed by NPR for Morning Edition! A copy of the broadcast is available online.

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National Bingo Night (which seems to me to be very silly, but ignoring that...) has a "play along at home" game, where you print out a bingo card.

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I am frequently amazed to discover that songs which I had believed to have been original are actually covers. It turns out, for instance, that TMBG's "Istanbul (not Constantinople)" is a cover of a song from the 1950s.

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For $X$ a metric space, and $S \subset X$, define the length spectrum of S to be $D_S := { d(x,y) : x, y \in S }$. It might be better to call this the "distance spectrum" or "distance set."

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Most mammals produce their own vitamin C, but humans carry a mutated form of the gene responsible for one of four enzymes enzymes necessary for vitamin C production, and so we humans must find it in our diets. In effect, every human being has a metabolic deficiency!

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The question is: how little can I spend to feed myself for one week? I ought to eat 2000 calories/day, so I'll need to purchase 14,000 calories/week.

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Tasha the Cat received a new toy--a plastic circle containing corrugated cardboard, with a ball stuck in a track. Watch her pounce!

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