Category: statistics

A Year (to-be) in Numbers

Inspired in part by the 2005 and 2006 annual reports by Nicholas Felton, and by a desire to be clever and crafty with my 2007 holiday card, I’ve been thinking about collecting a year’s worth of statistics.

So… What kind of statistics would you want to collect of yourself (or of me) over a year? I’m thinking of going with a graph theme and collecting data that would show well on a linear scale with a point for each day of the year.

In considering all of the collectible data I’ve come up with this so far – what else would you add?

Food and Drink
Ate at Whole Foods / Ate out / Cooked home
Drank something other than water

Health
Took medicine
Felt ill
Saw a doctor

Work
Worked from home / at the office
Worked on a weekend day
Conference / Vacation
Keystrokes typed (This would just be neat to know :-)

Travel
Miles flown
Miles driven
What country I’m in

Lifestyle
Exercised
Went on a date
Bought a plan / plant died
Finished reading a book
Dollars spent