http://www.press.uottawa.ca/mathematica ... of-zombies
An excerpt from #7, Demographics of Zombies in the United States by Daniel Zelterman, appeared in Significance, the periodical of two professional statistical societies. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1 ... x/abstract
Here are some of the highlighted insights:
The principal beneficiaries of this research will be those who are prone to zombie-avoidance behaviours. Most readers of this work would prefer not to have their brains eaten.
The analysis supports our hypothesis that the states with the most Miss America winners also tend to have the fewest zombies. The direct cause and effect relationship cannot be inferred, of course.
Survivors of zombie attacks barricaded in a mall are less likely to become zombies themselves. This critical link serves to break the exponential feedback amechanism in which zombies beget ever more zombies.
The estimated regression on binge drinkers is negative. Intuitively, after seeing a zombie, many of us would start drinking heavily, but the data discounts this simple explanation.