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24 December, 2010 Vol. 15, No. 52

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http://ptrow.com/perl/basketball_distributions1.pl

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including square roots; and model the trajectory of a
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Name a pro basketball player or pick his team (NBA or ABA),
and see bar graphs charting
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<li>points per game
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<li>rebounds per game
</li>
<li>assists per game
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<li>steals per game
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<li>blocks per game
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<li>turnovers per game
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<li>field goal percentage
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<li>3-point percentage
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</ul>
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Paul Trow's site also lets you analyze the same hoops data with
histograms, slicing statistics into bins, or intervals
of numbers:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://ptrow.com/perl/basketball_distributions1.pl">http://ptrow.com/perl/basketball_distributions1.pl</a></p>
<p>
Other interactive web pages by Trow perform modular arithmetic,
including square roots; and model the trajectory of a
cannonball for different muzzle velocities and angles of
elevation, and see the projectile's flight path plotted
over time:
</p>
<p align="center"><a href="http://ptrow.com/software.html">http://ptrow.com/software.html</a></p>
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