2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats.

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 79,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 3 days for that many people to see it.

In 2010, there were 13 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 89 posts. There were 3 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 1mb.

The busiest day of the year was October 28th with 441 views. The most popular post that day was MATLAB code for bubble sort.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were numericalmethods.eng.usf.edu, autarkaw.com, newtonexcelbach.wordpress.com, google.com, and en.wordpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for bubble sort matlab, polynomial interpolation matlab, matlab solve equation, interpolation matlab, and spline matlab.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

MATLAB code for bubble sort November 2009
1 comment

2

How do I solve a nonlinear equation in MATLAB? April 2009
7 comments

3

How do I differentiate in MATLAB? March 2009
1 comment

4

A Matlab program for comparing Runge-Kutta methods August 2008
4 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

5

How do I do polynomial interpolation in MATLAB June 2009
1 comment

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Author: Autar Kaw

Autar Kaw (http://autarkaw.com) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has been at USF since 1987, the same year in which he received his Ph. D. in Engineering Mechanics from Clemson University. He is a recipient of the 2012 U.S. Professor of the Year Award. With major funding from NSF, he is the principal and managing contributor in developing the multiple award-winning online open courseware for an undergraduate course in Numerical Methods. The OpenCourseWare (nm.MathForCollege.com) annually receives 1,000,000+ page views, 1,000,000+ views of the YouTube audiovisual lectures, and 150,000+ page views at the NumericalMethodsGuy blog. His current research interests include engineering education research methods, adaptive learning, open courseware, massive open online courses, flipped classrooms, and learning strategies. He has written four textbooks and 80 refereed technical papers, and his opinion editorials have appeared in the St. Petersburg Times and Tampa Tribune.

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