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The long tail of suicide choice points

The San Francisco Chronicle has published an interesting graphic showing the number of suicides per location at the Golden Gate Bridge (each location is linked to a light pole, of which there are 128). My morbid curiosity asked whether this would show a long tail-like distribution, given the “many choices, many choosers” nature this. Well, here it is; you decide:


One response to “The long tail of suicide choice points

  1. Daniel Lemire November 3, 2005 at 10:13 am

    Wow! That’s cool! Why the logarithm though?

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