Re: [Rd] typo in `eurodist'

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu 08 Dec 2005 - 19:41:01 GMT

This makes it pretty clear which are the meaningful ones:

g <- structure(c(50700000, 75200, 573, 836, 1020, 349, 1850, 530, 352, 576, 589, 618, 349, 652), .Names = c("Gibraltar", "Gibralta",

"Gibraltr", "Gibralar", "Gibratar", "Gibrltar", "Gibaltar", "Giraltar",
"Gbraltar", "ibralter", "Gibralatar", "Gibrlatar", "Gibrltar",
"Gobraltar"))

plot(lm(log(g) ~ 1), which = 2)

On 12/8/05, Ted Harding <Ted.Harding@nessie.mcc.ac.uk> wrote:
> On 08-Dec-05 Martin Maechler wrote:
> >>>>>> "Torsten" == Torsten Hothorn <torsten@hothorn.de>
> >>>>>> on Thu, 8 Dec 2005 08:51:57 +0100 (CET) writes:
> >
> > Torsten> On Wed, 7 Dec 2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > >> I've often wondered about that.
> > Torsten> and the copy editor did too :-)
> >
> > >> I've presumed that the names were
> > >> deliberate, so have you checked the stated source? It's not
> > >> readily available to me (as one would expect in Oxford)?
> >
> > Torsten> our library doesn't seems to have a copy of `The
> > Torsten> Cambridge Encyclopaedia', so I can't check
> > Torsten> either. Google has 74.900 hits for `Gibralta'
> > Torsten> (more than one would expect for a typo, I think)
> > Torsten> and 57.700.000 for `Gibraltar'.
> >
> > Torsten> So maybe both spellings are in use.
> >
> > Well, do you expect web authors to have a much lower rate of
> > typos than 1:770 ?
> > My limited experience on "google voting for spelling correction"
> > has rather lowered my expectation on webauthors' education in
> > orthography...
> >
> > Martin

>

> Hmmm ... Using my Google's "Results ... of about xxx":
>
>

> Gibraltar 50,700,000
> Gibralta 75,200
> Gibraltr 573
> Gibralar 836
> Gibratar 1,020
> Gibrltar 349
> Gibaltar 1,850
> Giraltar 530
> Gbraltar 352
> ibralter 576
>

> I'm not proposing to get exhaustive about this, but a few further
> experiments suggest that other specific typos are typically O(500)
> in frequency:
>

> Gibralatar 589
> Gibrlatar 618
> Gibrltar 349
> Gobraltar 652
>
>

> So -- if anyone can find a typo of "Gibraltar" which googles to
> more than 5000 hits (excepting "Gibralta")?
>

> Best wishes,
> Ted.
>
>

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