Friday freebies: Comment to win a copy of R Cookbook – winners announced

May 6, 2011

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Want a free copy of R Cookbook by Paul Teetor? You’re in luck, because I have four copies to give away, generously provided by O’Reilly. In case you’re unfamiliar, here’s my review for some background. Bottom line: It’s a fine addition to the O’Reilly series of cookbooks.

How to Win

You know the drill. Simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday, March 8 at 11pm PST. This time around, let’s go with… your favorite number. Yeah, tell me what your favorite number is. Then I’ll choose four winners at random on Monday.

Obviously make sure you use a valid email address, and only one entry per person please. Good luck!

Update: Winners announced! You should have received an email if you were picked. Thanks for participating, everyone.

• ryan daniels

awesome!

• 7 is my favorite number.

• Nancy Jones

4
…because it works for me

• Shreyas

5

• My favorite number is 0

• JNardone

520
the birthday of my favorite little guy

• Just learning R, so this would be a great help.

• Dat Huynh

• Eric Hutton

Hmmm tough one… I think I would have to go with 3

• curtis

3.14159

• Tyson

I like the number 1

121

• Jamie

21

• my favorite number is 44

• 113

• hodie

8

• MikeD

i (of course!)

• 23

• favoriteInt = random.nextInt();

• 1138 is a favorite along with 421

• Pat Eyler

Favorite number … Θ (theta), cuz 2 Π are better than one. ;)

• Brian Jolly

7 – the number of completion

• cosmicjesus

42

• Chris P

-6, I am a Cal grad, so I am a bit left of center.

• 42, the answer to the question about life, the universe and everything…

• Samuel Cofer

22…days till I’m getting married!

• e^π

Because, why not?

• Curtis

R maties!!!

Love R

112358

• My fave number is 4 – it goes with everything.

• Eloy

My favourite number is 7

• I will say e = 2.71828183 because it neutralizes pi in Euler’s identity :p

e^(i*pi) + 1 = 0

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler's_identity

• Matthew

525.600

• Andy

1, its the most complete (unity) but its also the loneliest.

• John Anderson

Well, for this contest, it’s either 18 or 82.

• David Levine

0 (but not NULL)

• Jeremy Clopton

13

• Jerry

13, because it’s lucky

• Teodora

My favorite number is 5. It seems like a very round number to me since I was little. I have always liked it… maybe it also has something to do with me having a crush on a guy in 3rd grade, whoes class number was “5”. :)

• e.

Really I have four, e, pi, i, and 1

• Alex Apffel

1.61; approximately the golden ratio
And approximately the ratio of successive Fibonacci numbers

• jimlynch9999

My favorite number is e. Works so hard, gets no respect.

• Gary

2
Even and prime.

• TimB

e (the constant)

• 0.7734

• Alex

sqrt(-1). Because of our long history together, which has not always been pleasant for either of us.

• shabnam

21. It’s divisible by 7 and 3, among other things. Pretty much win.

• Kevin

the number 3

• Hao Zhang

5, it is also my favorite prime number
Is that a parrot on the cover?

• 9780596809157

• Tristan

7

• Vincent

0

• gnomic

My favorite number is 4, because that’s the number of people in my family!

• Liam Heather

2
Because it’s the only even prime number

• Thijs

My favorite number is the Feigenbaum constant, 4.66920… It’s a fundamental number that strangely pops-up in all sorts of apparently unrelated chaotic systems like the Mandelbrot set, Logistic map.

• Angela

8 is my favorite number.

• David Clar

6.0221415 × 1023

• travis

8

• 21. My sons birthdate.

• eheisman

Zero. It’s quite powerful for something with no value.

• pheski

zero, where everything starts.

• Christopher Taylor

e

• Nick V

1729! Ramanujan!

• Nicolas

My favorite number of the day would be 4, because I hope to be one of the 4 winners.

• Jacib

3

• Need to start figuring out how to wrap my head around R properly sooner or later…

• Perry

100

• -0 (a negative zero), because positive zero is just too mainstream.

• John

0

• Alex

5

• Ivan

42

(I can’t believe I am only the second person with this number)

• Luis Cipriani

a_number

• Lexie

3

• leocnj

720 my wedding day

• Sebastian

1357 looks easy on the eye

• Mario Payan

111100110

• 23

• Chris Gibson

2

• 1234567890

• Daniel

1/137. I read some Richard Feynman in high school and that number stuck with me, though I really have very little understanding of what it means (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine-structure_constant)

• Germain

84

• Dustin

1066

• pi.

I like pi. It’s delicious.

• Trevor

80085. An early entryway to the visualization of numbers.

• MI Brammall

e^sqrt(163)

• 805

• sarah A

42 ofcourse!

• Pete

8, a digit perfectly combining complexity and symmetry

• Andrew

28

It’s simply perfect.

• 28

• Clark

Me, Me, Me!

• Shawn Shafer

13, because it’s more than 12

• megan

1 million is my favorite number
1000000
10^6

• Clark

Oh, and I like 42

• Donald Merand

18

• Riley

72

• 99 !

• Steph

87. I don’t know why. Just is :)

• Tim H.

e^(5pi/6)

• anything with p < 1e-08

• Sean

1024 = two to the tenth power. nice.

• Eric Wolff

i

Imaginary numbers rule.

• Chiu

Thanks for the game!

10 is my favorite number

• π – and pi day is my favorite day.

• Chiu

10 is my favorite number

Thanks for the game!

• Tobias

85

• Dave

4!

(four excitedly, not four factorial)

• Siegfried

• 100010011100100101010011100110101010 :)

• PaulC

e

• BryanG

26

• Luis

My favorite is pi but if you are using integers I’d go with 25
Thanks!

• BrianS

37.5

• ^5 and 8!

• 2^(43,112,609)-1 also known as M_{43112609}

• Nick

10 for Larry Wayne

• 9 because sounds like nite

• Chris

-0, because it was invented by computer scientists.

• 1, number one, the one before all others, primary, basic, selfish, the self who knows itself as one, the one and only, only one is needed, … and then there is another one, the best one, the other one, the one which makes one complete

• jenn

love the stuff on this blog!

• 21, as in the number of months I’ve been in guatemala

• Alex

Let it be 27

• 42! Don’t panic!

• John B

My favorite # is 9. Maybe brainwashed by The White Album? Love the blog–I use it in my classroom all the time :)

• Paul H

2

• 32, magic

• Lance M

8

7

• Erin G

My favorite number is 5.2

• Greta

8

• Andrew

99

Agent 99, Barbara Feldon. That is all.

• queuebit

I am assuming you meant by May 8th.

But anyway. My favorite number is 10648 = 22^3

• Will

3 is the magic number.

• Ste Denham

It’d have to be 52 from
U+0052: Lain Capital Letter R
(character map)

• 13 Hot Dogs

• 6,000

• e, its so versitile

• Justin

28

Because when I was ten, I tried to win the Pick Three lottery by collecting several weeks worth of winning numbers and determining the numbers that appeared most often. 28 had the most hits. I’ve never won the lottery.

• Matt T.

8

• 17

• Guilherme

1.6180339887
The golden ratio (PHI).
I know it’s kinda obvious but just look at the nature outside and…

My favourite number is 42!

• 4131, my apple of choice.

• Ben Linsay

e^(iπ)

• metsrone426

17

• LaurenH

4

• Schmuell

1,61803 :-)

• federer490

-3

• andy

1

• Dutchpants

42 because it’s the answer to the question about life, the universe and everything…

• Mike Zielinski

4.815162342

• Jack

2, because I already have 2 R books and could use another one.

• The ever popular 42. Thankfully, it is at random and not for being unique.

• Julie

7

• My favorite is 0. It could never be 7 because as a kid I was told that 7 ate 9 and I have never forgiven it.

• Katy W.

my favorite number is either pi or e.. I teach Alg 2 and Statistics, so I get to use both quite a bit :)

BTW – thank you so much for your site – I often use your examples of how real world data can be shown (and nicely) as examples of where kids can go with the math that they learn.

• Serban

Myself in a number:
150177
R ForTheWinneR :)

• Joshua

Number 5 is ALIVE!

• Miguel

4

• BobBobberson

Fav Num: 2600

As in Atari 2600!

Now Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie!

• Cassie

25

My birthday date and squares of primes are pretty cool.

• Lilly

42. For obvious reasons.

• Keith Trnka

7

• Thomas

5 – Prime Number and it occurs in so many (meaningful) contexts

• Nathan

New to R, would love this book.

I’ll go with 22!

• R these physical books or R they eBooks?

;)

• int favNum = rand();

Favorite number is 7, but I’m pretty happy with most small integers.

• AubrieMcG

What a fantastic giveaway! I have been tinkering with R and would greatly appreciate such a great resource.

• jrsquee

My favorite number is 5, mostly because of pentagons.

• Shubha Bala

5!!! Lame I know, but I have my reasons.

• Mike

Phi, the golden ratio

• Jason

7

• 5 – for high fives

• Chris

2357111317192329313741434753596167717379838997

3
My first soccer jersey # and it just stuck…

• Robb

My favorite number is eight , one above of “natural order of seven”. It’s two cubed,the largest .You can split a pie into 8 sections with three straight cuts. Source see http://www.archimedes-lab.org/

• Taylor

72

• 13 !!

• Meri

4

• Mogen_david

The Golden Ratio, Phi

• Robin

27 is definitely the best number 3^3

• Mary

1

• kyuu

27
for no reason

• Mike N

42, for obvious reasons…

• Josh

e

• 21, my sons birthday in August.

• Sam Zetoloth

I’m going to join the contingent in favor of phi, the golden ratio. It feels so strong in aesthetics, mathematics, and nature.

• Colin

Favorite number? Zero.

• 11

• Cameron Frederick

Nice! My favorite number is 22 (old high school basketball jersey number)

• Harold Carr

4 – because it is square

• Nathon

623

I like how 6 = 2 x 3

And it’s my birthday.

• seth

10042008

• 200 (at least when I started). Round numbers make me feel good but for bigger, more challenging problems, I like to use R.

• Zero. Is there anything it can’t undo?

I like 15. And I would love me a copy of the R Cookbook. The SQL Cookbook is very good too.

• Daniel

1 googol

• Casey Webb

47!!!!!

• Trying to move from sas to R more this would help!

• Mike

1.61803399

• Nick

14. Hopefully you’ll count all of our comments as valid even though we are way past March 8th… though May 8th is right around the corner.

• Amanda

The number 10.

• Greg

3

• 43

• giliam

122

• Mark Durst

21296. It’s how many days old I am.

My favorite number will change tomorrow.

• 2071

• Peter

I’ve been wanting to learn about R for a while now.

• a googolplex

• Matt

256!

• must be the golden ratio: 1.6180340

• Matt

6502

• Gumnos

Favorite number? Ⅵ It’s not just a s[ie]xy number, it’s a text-editor.

• Stephen

(sqrt(5)+1)/2 = phi

• Andrew

The Silver Constant: S = 3.246979603…

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SilverConstant.html

• h/2pi

• Yogesh Pandit

my favourite number is big fat
8

• Marc

There’s something about 144 that works for me.

• Mike

Four sounds like a good number today.

• the golden ratio, 1.61803399

• Josh

42
It’s the answer to life, the universe, and everything!

• Greg

e – how irrational

• I’ve always had a thing for 808s… TR-808s. ^_^

• John

I like the number 1, since it’s the only number you really need.

• Brianna Heggeseth

8

• My favorite number is… FLOWINGDATA.COM

Wait…

5

• Alex

Hi!
9

• 404

• Dave

good ol’ trusty 11

• Andy

exp(i*pi)

• Robert Wyatt

10

• Rich

LAST!

• Paulie D

I have a long running battle with the number two. I have to choose it, or it might come to get me

• Arti K

My favorite number is .. 2. For the number of hours I spent trying to recreate the bubble chart in Excel that I could create on R in less than 5 minutes using your tutorial. Go R!

• Bill

13…for luck!

• Kurt

6.

• Eric J

My favorite number is one larger than your favorite number…

• Erica

My favorite number is 13, it was the day I was born.

• Canna

i :)

• My favorite number is the Godel number of the Godel sentence.

• Michael

4, then 42, and then maybe 24 in that order. So 4 is the favorite.

• smartleeshore

I’m in! Nice price!

• Greg

I’m learning R, and I’ve never formally owned a computing book.

• Greg

I’ve never learned how to read a calendar either. So why did this show up on my FB feed today?

• Nick

18!

• jeanbean

I’ve never won anything like this, but will give it a try anyway.
3’s my favorite #!

• cyclist

e

because e^(i*pi) + 1 = 0 (Euler’s formula)

• My wife is learning R for her studies in Forensic Science. If I can get this book for her, it will help bring criminals to justice!

• p.s. Her favorite number is 3, but mine is irrational

• Peter

81

• Alex

Easy, 299 792 458 m/s. So tantalizingly close to 3e8 m/s, but so far away.

• Scott Gaul

29. Why all the prime numbers?

• michael

mine is 60

• Anand R

23

• 666 – the number of the beast ;)

• Jeff

It’s pi. Sweet, delicious pi.

• mwilliams

9.81 (m/s^2)

• Phillip

Ok I will try this again. Fav number 33m. Love the site and view it often. Fantastic and creative.

• strale

42

• Jason Wallin

98.77%

• David Gerard

99.44%

• JaredM

Zero … seems so simple, yet it really had to be “discovered” to make mathematics as we know it possible.

• MMXI

(thanks)

• Usman

And it has got to be 2\pi

• Kurt

1111 — My House

• Zack

42

• i

• Keot

Two, because it’s the foundation of everything electronic.

• My favorite number is -1. Why? Because of euler’s identity formula.

• My favorite number is blue…and 3…
{:-) Fear the unibrow!

• dbelll

8128, it just seems so perfect

• Todd

My favorite number is 5.

• Paul Z.

82

• catherine

411

• Will I have to pay for shipping? :^p

• Eric

42

• Yohan Sutjandra

78107

• Gegtik

definitely 12. I don’t know why humans are so fascinated with it, but I guess it’s universal cause I am too

• Doire

Seven, because it makes a filled hexagon.

• Favorite number is 15. It just seems like a nice level-headed kind of a number.

• My favorite number is 0.00000001. Why –because this is the ding-ding-ding p-value for GWAS..

• 17 – the least random of the random numbers!

• Alex

88

• Ron Obvious

42 is so old fashioned… but then, so am I. OK, 42 it is!

Interesting that only one other commenter found that March/May typo (or at least I hope it was a typo!) interesting enough to comment on. Reminds me of something I read about somewhere else… Bananas! Oh wait, wrong forum…

• Subodh

1729 is a great Number! :)

• Felix

23

• andynu

300

• chris

e

• Aaron

I like 2

• Salim

The golden ratio obviously : 1.6180339887
Far more impressive than pi from a viz perspective.

• i
but also: 1729 (it has a good story associated with it)
1/137 which is alpha, the atomic fine structure constant
and for your geeky pleasure, there are 10 types of people who understand binary

• Sang

5, because it’s may not march

• 6474067
Here is a simple log-log graph of the data http://i.imgur.com/aamGv.png
Because it is the arithmetic mean of comments above mine with less than 10 digits.

• 42 – obviously!

• paul k

e!!

• Marijane White

17, because it’s the Humbug’s answer to every question in _The Phantom Tollbooth_ and because it is the least random number (according to the Jargon File).

• 9

• Peter Carr

33

• Dennis

$4.44 • Mike 0 • R books R awesome ! • profjbruce i want it. 18. • Dustin lets do 45 • Fergus 436. The number of pages I hope to be reading in my favorite new book. • exp(i*π) • Marcelo mine is 3.. birth day, lucky number.. and so on.. • Nick T Tau (2 * Pi) • Dave 3,481,704 – the number of holes in the ceiling tiles of the main hallway in my high school. It’s been almost 20 years, but that math lesson has stuck. • Stefan i • notiv 8 it is :) • pi is my favorite number. • keith hopkins yummy indeed! • John 8 or maybe infinity sideways Did no one else notice that the post says to leave comments by Sunday *March* 8? I think the next year March 8 will be on a Sunday is 2015, so no rush. • Sean 3 it looks like boobs, or a mustache, or a butt • Sarah J 2 • nicolas t 3056 • Andy C 32423 I like it because if you visualize it, you see a snippet of an interference pattern peaking at the centre with 4. Also, not only is it a palindromic prime, but the sum of all primes before it and this number make a pandigital number! No other sum of continuous primes has this property! Much more interesting than your average rational! The moar you know.. • Amasa Amos My favorite number is i. • 15 :) • My favorite number is the aesthetically pleasing (1+SQRT(5))/2 • George M 42: the answer to life the universe and everything http://goo.gl/j7PnT • Adam My favorite number is Euler’s Number (e). It’s got so many nice properties. It’s easy to take derivatives and integrals of e^x. Euler’s number is the main part of the pdf of the exponential distribution, and is part of what makes the distribution so fancy (memoryless distributions, anyone?). • Vanya 3,720 (to 1). The possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field… • Tamara My favorite number is definitely two times pi (a quantity that is sometimes called tau). It’s useful in all kinds of statistical formulae, and its abbreviated form (6.28) makes for a great summer holiday: http://tauday.com/ • Ryan Hammang 256 • Javier My favorite number is pi, it sounds like pie (yummi yummi) • Jeremy S 8 • 1.616252(81)×10−35 … the Planck length :-) • 4 8 15 16 23 42 Don’t know why but they keep repeating themselves in my head. Maybe I’ll play them in the lottery… • 1.61803399 Easy, but looks like I’ve been beaten to it 7 times. Still, definitely Phi • 2 • Andrew 5318008 Best if you’re 11 and using a calculator upside down. • baptiste 5 • Mark Infinity • Kay Endriss 3 • 345, because that’s the number of the comment that won! • Jonathan 53.5 • King 17, it’s my lucky number! • Phil Here’s mine. Go ahead – see what it is today… library(random) i<–randomNumbers(n=1, min=1, max=1000000, col=1) i • Raphael I assume you meant May 8? My favorite number? How about, oh,…. -i. • Don Hogan 42 of course. =D • Adrian 11. Prime, visually balanced–what could be better? • Daddy needs a new pairs of shoes … • Oh please oh please oh please My favorite number is 219. • Sebastian 26 • 33 because that’s how old Tomohiro Nishikado was when he wrote Space Invaders. • Kate 27 • Greg 42 • John Macintyre 10 – It’s so metric, and it was my high school football jersey number. • Jeff Coincidentally, I just purchased the pdf of this book. But it would be nice to have a hardcopy, so… 7? • Jorg Googol (10 to the power 100) • Michael Huang 8! • Matt Thomas 8 • Hypatia i And that explain why I never win any lottery. Not even this one!!! Love 2 R !!! • Tiq Chapa III 1 • Howard Yamaguchi 64 • Eric 3 • negnin 5 and 11 • My Fav number is 23!! • Julia 13! • Thura Mg Thanks… Don’t know why I like this no. 27 • Chris The Answer, aka 42. • elsi 33 • 7 • nick 365 • Antro 1 – number of times I’ve entered a flowing data competition :-) • i is my favorite number. • 321 thanks! • Christos 0 – nothing more or less • emmanuel 8 • Rhema e • boooeee 9 • Cami 10 • mefju 66 • 672! • Chanchal Favorite number: 9 • Scytrin 10, but only in sexagesimal. <3 for the sumerians. • 24 • Favorite number is 1 because God is 1 :) • Karl 9 • Julien 3! • Doctor J 3… nice and sturdy. • Aaron Hm. It would have to 144. • Justin Winter 51 • Eric 8 but I’ll change it if I can get a book. • 13 … may because I am not superstitious? Oh wait, maybe I am if I think I my just win an awesome book with it! :) • Chris I’d have to say 17. • Zero. That’s it–zero. • Anna 14.. because it was julie foudy’s number. also jerseys for high school teams are usually numbered by size – so there’s no way I would fit into no. 7. • 42, nach. • ingo Fischenich Nice book. My favourite number is 13. • west 313 • 0 why? because it has unique characteristics: no effect on addition and subtraction, reduce to zero any number multiplied by zero, you can’t divide by zero, log(0) ~= negative infinity… zero is a badass number! • Rob C 1/phi because the digits after the decimal are the same as phi, the Golden Ratio. It’s the same as phi^2, but I choose 1/phi because I really want the R Cookbook. We have a lot of cookbooks that we don’t use, I think I could learn a lot from this one, even if it doesn’t have a cupcake recipe. • James M 11 • Joy K. Wow. People know numbers. Now I regret not paying attention in my math classes.. I’ll go with.. INFINITY (∞). • Xavier Fradera 7 • John I’m torn between 0 and 42 • I am a fan of 2. • John B don’t have a “favorite”, so I guess i’d just pick rnorm(1) • Michael w 17 • Misa 27 • Paul 9 works for me • Ivan M$\phi\$, she shur is purdy

• Manu

1989, the year the best decade EVER started to end.

Miss, miss, miss.

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By the way I think the date is wrong, shouldn’t it be May 8?

• Brian Doherty

My favorite number is 7. Not too original, I know!

• Amanda

7

• I nominate 40.

• 43 .. cause if 42 is currently the answer, 42+1 is the next logical step in the evolution of life, the universe and everything

• Phi, because
Phi – 1 = 1 / Phi
is just about the coolest relationship ever.

…Although 6 is a pretty ballin’ number, for an integer…

• 5 is the 1. The heck it is. :)

• Akanksha

its 7/19 for me…….

• Ramesh

# 10

• Aric

3.14 …. its the basis for everything!

• Josh

37

• lisa

7 is pretty nice

• Sherwin

88 is my fav number!

• Matt

50. No wait, 51.

• gotta go with a googol

• emily

My favourite number is …13, contrary to the superstition that 13th day of a month is a day of bad luck.

• Duh. 1337 is obviously the favourite number of anyone who deserves that book. =p

• jayron soares

Data analysis, all the basis necessary into such book…

• jayron soares

favorite number 666

• 1/7 is awesome.

• Angie

17 :D

• Gabe

‘e’ is the natural choice… (groan).

• 531,8008

• Hayden

7, but I never did work out why.

• Benji

21~!

• Sants

14 – hehe .. :-)

• Matt

667 – the neighbor of the beast.

• Pratik

My favorite number is 3

• Matt

1, of course

• 104 !

• pops131

13 for me,no superstitions since my son was born on the 13th.

• Merrin

9

• (-.75r, 0j)

• 1729 (known as the Hardy–Ramanujan number) = 7 * 13 * 19

I like the story “I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729…”

Featured in the dialogue of a modern theatre production:
http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Disappearing_Number

A very interesting story involving two prominent Mathematicians, and dramatised by Complicite theatre company.

• Kenny Williams

10011958…”You cannot be late, Nate!”

• David Anderson

213

• 11. The number of my T-shirt when I used to play basketball :)

• Benjamin

My favourite number is 13

• Mine is 3!

• 789487028702648679320890849320890890843290

Cause that’s what rolled off the fingers.
Jim

• 9

comes to mind somehow

7 first, but others chose lucky 7

I want some R enlightenment

=)

• 16 – it’s always been a special number to me because it has so many different facets. It’s the fourth non-zero perfect square. It’s 2^4 -and- 4^2. 1+6 = 7, another lucky number. It’s also my birthday, and that’s four cool things about it times my square personality, which makes 16 – again.

• Greg

37

• Farrel Buchinsky

It is obvious. My favorite number, an indeed almost everyone’s favorite number is 10. It is the basis of the decimal system and the metric system. Its fantastic. Now if only we could convince birthright Americans that 10 was a really nice number. They tend to prefer numbers such as 12 and 16.

• 12407 – It’s the first uninteresting number!! The smallest integer that does not appear in the Online Encyclopaedia of Integer Sequences :)

• Aleix

9B (or 9*10^9)
The estimated population in 2050… if we get there.

• Catherine Mulbrandon

3 it’s a magic number

• eeszter

not sure if this is within the deadline… :)
anyway, my favourite number today is: 49
happy R cooking everyone!

• ant00n

338 works for me

• e because pi gets all the attention.

• stueller

3…if it works for 2, it may or may not work for 3…but it it works for 3, it will work for 4 or more (generally true in mathematics and programming)

• tomas gueneau

14 !! what a number!

• grant

37

• Brian

42, naturally.

• Fang

666

• Terry Tarr

4

• Norman

Hey!

My favourite number is 1337

• Andy W

my favourite number is 8, for obvious reasons

• markus s

favourite number is MCMLXXXIII according to the romans

• Tony

My fav number is 9!!!

• Nick N.

Definitely the least random number, 17.

• John Chr

8!

• Sean Holden

27

• Julien Brenneck

11

• Sean Anderson

3

That’s the magic number
Yes it is
It’s the magic number
Somewhere in this hip-hop soul community
Was born 3 Daisy, Dax and me
And that’s the magic number

• starting to use it in astronomy

• Varius

Negative 3.

• Greg Rowles

I’m doing my masters in Information Systems at UCT (Cape Town). Our lecturers are trying to get us to use proprietary tools but I’ve just discovered R and I like it!

• Greg Rowles

9

• Lauren

And the number is…8!

• ricardo

7

• BobRock

6.02 x 10^23. The universal constant, in litre atm/mole degree k

• sven

05062011 it is the day you posted the great give away..

cheers

Sven

• Pete V

Favorite Number: 42, the Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

• winston

8. Day of birth of my first son. Month of birth of my second.

• One gross. Not a lot of whole numbers are special enough to have their own name.

• James

14.5 – screw integers.

• Stephen

e

• 141 – ain’t prime, but mighty fine.

• Paul

good cooking is central to my tekkie life!

• Noah

13

• 239

• Gary Waters

41 because it’s a prime number and the solution to the universe (not 42)!!!!

• Steve Wart

π!

• Brian

3. because good things come in 3’s!

• Mariano Dominguez

88

• 229

• Laura

24

• 72 (27 is a close second)

• Michael Fish

• Erik

I like my R well roasted,

• Zero is a good round(ish) number

• shweta

My favourite number is 3!

• Will

• 8, as made famous by Nintendo!

• Anthony

My favorite number is 10, today. For the midfield maestro in me.

• Alan Gosselin

27, and I don’t know why. Whenever I have to come up with a number to use as an example, I use 27.

• 666
Because it confounds a certain sector of the Right Wing

• DMan

1.61…

• well, I just wanted to make a present to my wife, an infographic designer as well as me!. Thanks!

• I forgot to mention, my favourite number is 6!

• Gaarv

My favourite number is 4

• paul

7, obviously.

• john

1111111111^2

• Daniel

I’ve always loved 56. Has a harmony for me.

• Alexis Pasichny

14
and of course, March is making question

• Viktor

327 is my favourite number.

• Cory Monroe

1 – the loneliest number

• Daniel

I’ll go with phi. Call me old-fashioned.

• Lauren

3 because it’s my lucky number!

• Pi. Because it sounds like ‘pie’.

• Teele

5 – i’m sure it’ll win!

• Michelle

2468 (Motorway!)

• i work with 64 bits, and that is my number

• 5.antiago

My favourite number is φ – phi, a ratio most extreme and mean

• Joanne Bozik

My fav number is 7!

• Dawn Renee'

2-because it takes two to make 1.

• Lucinda

6

42, for reasons that should be obvious.

• Looks like a great book!

• Naomi

6

• 1886

• 1138 – comprenne qui pourra

• Joel

72011 because that’s the month I will receive my copy of “Visualize This”

• Krishna

0

• Vanesa

My favorite number is 111111

• Patrick

this one goes to 11.

• luce

As a newly-wed it has to be:
2

• dave

My favorite number is probably a googleplex.

• Marko

9

• My favorite number is 3

• Darum

2112 !!

• Erin

11

• Kevin

I’d have to say s(4,2) at the moment, been wrestling with a programming contest entry that revolves around it all morning.

• Kevin

1.6180339887 …
The Golden Ratio

• Daniel

17

• Berengar Lehr

My favorite numbers are 3 & 7.

• 13. It’s my lucky number.

• Erik

6

• Koshlan

twenty eight

• Joe Emison

18

• DQKennard

60

• Jeff

1

• Justin

2

because fuck binary

• I have several favorites: 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11

• Emily

4

• Carrie Brown

23!! ^_^

• brien colwell

3 because that’s when things get serious

• Galen Davis

6 and I don’t know why. It was always my baseball number when I was a kid, though.

• Donnie Berkholz

30,000.

• Valeria Montero

187

• Dimitry

323

• 11.

• Miguel

1 is my favorite number!

• 9 because it rules the single digit world

• Eddie

e – a useful number

• My favourite number is 13…though the number that follows me everywhere is 1210…don’t ask why, but it’s stalking me o.O

• Edward

φ, often referred to as the ‘Golden number.’

• olssi

1313

• Joshn

0

• Alan

Been dying to get this book!

Favorite number: 22/7, because sometimes I wish the universe were more rational.

• Punit

I’ll go with 17

• Frank

7, of course- Born 7/7, weighed 7lb 7oz.

• Hans

24

• My favourite number is 3. Probably.

• Brendan

Lucky 610 !

• j – an engineers i

• yibo

114

• Matt

For some reason I’ve always gravitated to 121 – it’s easy to type quickly.

• DrFish

111

• Marcelo Lares

number e,

simply beautiful….

• John S.

My favorite number is 11.

• Richard Kaufman

4

randomly chosen. ;)

• Saif

216!

• csopi

54

8 – the oct rules – screw the hexadecimal system!

Plus on its side it becomes infinite!

• John

I know 42 was said but damn its a good number

• Greg

41

• euler’s number!

• Paul

270 (majority of the electoral college)

• michelle mergler

27 is my favorite

• 129 is my favorite number

• George

99!!!

• shaun

0

• Joel Van Eenwyk

My favorite has to be 246. :)

• Jason

Number 7

• MikeW

Favorite number? pi of course. Especially ala mode.

• sbslugger89

probably 26 right now since that is how many cousins i have

• -1

• Geoffrey

Numbers… you either love them or hate them…. You can add me to the first group who love them.. (and to the group of 4 :)

• gregb

Favorite number: five.

• Mark Quested

22

• Chris

33 – Larry Bird

• My favorite number? 1.

• Will

867-5309

• Jason

Hey Nathan, 7 is my favorite number. Thanks for this giveaway!

• Sujay

favorite number : 512010

• -40, the point at which Fahrenheit and Celcius temperatures are the same.

• Alon

Number 13. :)

• Sarah

13!

• Akrasiac

Do transfinites count? Because then I’d have to go with ω.

If not, how about… uh… 24.

• Kiersten

Favorite number is 4!

• shriv

29 all the way!!

• jcrail

2 is my favorite number.

• 22 here, too.

• Dave

77

• 113

• Gavan

2 !

• 17

• 13 (unlucky for some)

• Nick Travers

50189!

• Why, 42, of course, in all the geekiest ways!

• james

51!

• David Holstius

sqrt(2)

• Daniel G

The Golden Ratio (phi).

• Rafael

7 cause it eight nine.