A corrected plot of Time For First Team To Find The Coin versus Year Posted on January 6, 2011 by Anand Sarwate Robbie made some corrections to his earlier plot: AdvertisementShare this:FacebookTwitterEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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Note that this year, HQ will stay open until 3:17 pm on Sunday, no matter when the first team finishes. (I believe we’re trying to change the notion that everyone should stop hunting as soon as the coin is found, although I don’t know whether that’s our official position.)
The basis for this graph is definitely “time until the coin is found” – HQ has stayed open for several hours past that moment for the past few years.
In fact, I bugged him to pull out the graph and update it b/c we were skeptical of your optimism that the coin will be found before 3pm Sunday – but it looks like we are, in fact, due for another short hunt (if possibly slightly longer than last year) before we get a really long one maybe next year.
Hey, I know a team who knows how to write an excruciatingly long hunt…
Is the data behind this graph available? I’ve made an updated version, through 2012, for Manic Sages’ internal consumption in discussing the hunt-length issue; but I don’t want to release it because my datapoints are just eyeballed off your graph, which seems like not the right approach. 🙂
From an old email…
Year Hours Ending day/time
2009 63 Monday 0302
2008 56.5 Sunday 2030
2007 37.5 Sunday 0130
2006 35.5 Saturday 2330
2005 54.5 Sunday 1830
2004 68.5? Monday 0830?
2003 67.5 Monday 0726
2002 41.5 Sunday 0529
2001 38.25 Sunday 0216
2000 62 Monday 0200
1999 59.25 Sunday 2315
1998 50.5 Sunday 1430
1996 56 Sunday 2000
1995 64 Monday 0400
Thanks Anand! I am presuming I should ignore the datapoint for 2000, since that’s the year that was revised. I also note that these datapoints don’t _quite_ appear to match the ones on the graph everywhere, but they’re within .5 .
Here’s my version of the graph:
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