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P.Dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Tue Oct 28 20:50:50 CET 2008
David M Smith wrote:
> "David" is the sixth most common first name in the US (with a frequency of
> 2.363%) and "Smith" is the most common last name (with a frequency of
> 1.006%). Now, presumably first and last names aren't chosen independently
> (choice of a first name that in the same ethnic domain as the second comes
> immediately to mind), but I don't know of any first/last name frequency
> data. Anyway, let's be naive and say that of the approximately 138M males
> in the US population (http://www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/censr-20.pdf),
> 0.024% are called David Smith, for a total of about 33,000 individuals.
> This is the bit where I get stuck.
Drats!! I almost thought that you had gotten a hold on the elusive
problem of estimating the population of R users....
> # David M Smith
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