Saturday, May 28, 2011

Correlation Exploration

Google Correlate has a feature where you draw a curve along a timeline, then click Correlate. You get back a list of search terms that varied in popularity by that same curve.

Below is the result for the first curve I drew.

G correlate drawn results

If butter production in Bangladesh can be a leading indicator for the S&P 500, then I’ll allow that the above terms can be correlated.

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