Friday, July 3, 2009

Iran "at sixes and sevens"

The phrase at sixes and sevens simply means "state of confusion or disarray"

It is undeniable that Iran is currently experiencing a state of disarray. However the phrase takes on a second meaning when a little bit of statistical analysis is applied to it's the election results.

Basically, there are too many sevens and not enough fives. Chris Lloyd has written a very nice blog on this and I encourage you to read it for yourself. Essentially he concludes that the results are characteristic of a human's attempt to generate numbers.

Interestingly he also suggests a more effective method of fabricating election results.

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