Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mystery graphic

A work in progress, but anyone want to guess what this Pittsburgh-centric time series is:


Anonymous RoboticGhost said...

Multi-family housing starts?

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:42:00 AM  
Blogger Jardinero1 said...

Playoff wins.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number of buildings in downtown Pittsburgh with rooftop logos and the height of the building?

Thursday, December 12, 2013 1:55:00 PM  
Blogger Vannevar said...

MagLev references per month in local media?

Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got it! The number of Obamacare enrollees!

The number of actual Obama voters!

The number of serial killer communists Obama apologizes to at Mandela memorials!

The national debt in dollars subtracted from:
17 trillion 399 billion 999 million 999 thousand 9 hundred and 99 dollars and 99 cents!


Thursday, December 12, 2013 6:52:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

... you kill me

but I am losing faith in the NS commentariat here...

Thursday, December 12, 2013 9:37:00 PM  
Anonymous marketdiamond said...

The yearly interest rate on the city debt?

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:03:00 PM  
Anonymous marketdiamond said...

check that, possibly retro adjusted for inflation?

Thursday, December 12, 2013 11:04:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Its foreign-born immigrants in Pittsburgh....what is my prize?

Friday, December 13, 2013 5:57:00 AM  
Anonymous BrianTH said...

I'll admit I am stumped. Most of the time series I can think of are not denominated in integers within a range of 0 to 3, and the few ideas I had didn't pan out. I'm sure it seem obvious in retrospect.

Friday, December 13, 2013 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous marketdiamond said...

Yes equally stumpted, it could be in 000s or millions but the lines are so exact, there is no 1.5 or 1 3/4 etc.

what did Pgh or the metro have 1 of from 1956 to 1978 but 0 in 1971 and then 2 from 1979 until 1986 back to 1 from 1987 to 1993 0 in 1994 and then 1 from 1995 until 2006 with 2 in 2002/2004, 3 in 2007 and 2009 to present with 2 in 2008?

Friday, December 13, 2013 1:48:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

operating natural gas wells within the corporate limits of the city of Pittsburgh.

No, sorry. That's not it, but am suprised it wasn't Wiz's guess.

But indeed the data can only be in whole numbers.

Friday, December 13, 2013 4:02:00 PM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Wow I am surprised. With such great leadership like the esteemed Mr Shields I thought the graph would be a straight line at zero. Don't know how those slipped by him.

Friday, December 13, 2013 8:19:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

Number of city council members that graduated college?

Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous The Wiz said...

Number of Republicans in elected office in the 'burgh.

Saturday, December 14, 2013 1:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Number of women on Pgh City Council?

Saturday, December 14, 2013 5:03:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...


Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoo hoo! can I get an interview with you?

brussik3 at

Sunday, December 15, 2013 8:04:00 PM  

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