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/pd [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, July 13, 2006
12 years ago6,325 views

"I searched for e.g. [c4 chess] "

Classic..you invoke a Symmetrical Defense in this thought process

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetri ...

david sanger [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

what other numbers can be searched for?

ZIp codes . number of hits mapped against population

what residential locale has the highest Google pages per capita?

Same question for postal codes in any country.

Overlay in Google maps??

Kevin Fox [PersonRank 4]

12 years ago #

That's just amazing. I'm sharing this with my coworkers. Beautiful!

/pd [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

yes, this is amazing.. in fact a class of it own!!

IMHO, this is a cut from Philipp, which goes beyond the releams of just pattern matching....

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

mayb u could do musical notes (eg "c1 note" or "f# note") and visualize them on a piano keyboard.
-also, as u done it with "x#y#" mayb u should do it with "(#,#)" ppl use that, too..

Personman [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

Those are pretty amazing. Does anyone have any ideas as to why the king and queen pawn squares are so dark in the pawn one though? Is it just cause they so frequently move away early and thus are rarely taken on their starting squares? I am very curious...

Lawrence Runacres [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

I would imagine you're right, with my limited (and highly dubious) skills at chess, I used to always move the pawn in front of the King first, to get my Queen out. But then again I used to throw taken pawns at my opponent for laughs. So there you go. =)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> mayb u could do musical notes (eg "c1 note" or "f# note") and
> visualize them on a piano keyboard.

Interesting idea!

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"Those are pretty amazing. Does anyone have any ideas as to why the king and queen pawn squares are so dark in the pawn one though? Is it just cause they so frequently move away early and thus are rarely taken on their starting squares? I am very curious..."

I think in chess notation you don't mention the starting point for the move so the search will only find the squares the pawns move to.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"key of C": 453,000 results
"key of D": 172,000 results
"key of E": 143,000 results
"key of F": 135,000 results
"key of G": 280,000 results
"key of A": 544,000 results
"key of B": 83,800 results

I was surprised that "key of G" didn't rate higher.

"key of * major": 180,000 results
"key of * minor": 80,400 results

Michal Caplygin [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

nice work :) would it be possible to include simple couples of numbers as well (supposing that the first one is "x" and second is "y")?
(d+)[^d](d+) -> $1=x, $2=y (It would be nice if google was regexp capable)

Reminds me turbulence.org/Works/nums/ (by Golan Levin and his crew, 2003. it is imo the best applet ever) – visualisation of (plain) number frenquencies in various sources. Must see!

btw give a note to visualcomplexity.com/vc/ about your project ;)

Ramibotros [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here] Roger Browne:
my amount of results differ from urs..
eg i have for "Key of D" 686,000,000 results!
Weird thing is i have for "Key of A" 2,240,000,000 results and "of C" 591,000,000!!
did u add any keywords to ur searches to make them more accurate? does anybody else see other numbers?
i like ur icon btw, i wish i was the one who had it :D

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Ramibotros: I think this is the difference:

[Key of D]
google.com/search?q=Key+of+D

["Key of D"]
google.com/search?q=%22Key+of+ ...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think the number of results shown by Google is just an estimation.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Also see the years 1000-2000 and beyond visualized:
blogoscoped.com/google-years/

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Here's a Go board, with thanks to Siggi Becker:


blogoscoped.com/files/xy-go-bo ...



The search query was e.g. [("B pq" | "W pq") inurl:sgf]. "p" and "q" are letters from 1-19 showing the location on board, "B" and "W" are black and white, and "SGF" is a popular Go tournament file format.

Siggi [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Looks logical. Nobody sets his stones on the border. Except a bloody beginner. The joseki-points in the corners are the most occupied points. So you see here why its important to learn josekis and why I never got stronger than 10k. Sigh...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

And here's a computer keyboard:


ruscoe.net/blog/uploads/google ...



More here:
ruscoe.net/blog/2006/07/visual ...

:-)

sabadash [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

An obvious set of searches would be latitude and longitude, but this one is more dynamic than the other searches I've read about here: the dawning of the Semantic Web and more use of XML (variants) would imply that with time, the search for lo&la could become actually useful.

1) news story idents
2) where the heck am I blogging from (about)
3) well, I could just keep listing things, but you get the idea.

Nice work.

"-" sabadash

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

The keyboard is excellent! For e.g. "a" what was your search? ["a key"] or...?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I simply used [a], [b], [c], [1], [2], [3], [esc], [F1], ["caps lock"], ["print screen" | sysrq], etc.

(I realise that makes the results a bit more generic rather than specific to a keyboard though.)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What happens when you run the same queries, but this time with "... key"? Like:
["a key"]
["caps lock key"]
["escape key"]

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Or maybe:

["press a" | "a key" | "hit a" | "type a"]
["press return" | "return key" | "hit return" | "type return"]
...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah, that might've been a better approach. However, that last one took me ages to compile the data and create the diagram, so I don't think I'll do it again for that example.

Do you have some automated way of getting the number of results? Did you use the Google Search API to automate your requests or something? That would be much quicker!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Yeah, I used the Google API for all the images... or else it would've taken much too long. I can send you the PHP script, however what you need for the keyboard is some kind positioning, not just flat rectangle mapping...

Patrick Hall [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Instead of outputting an image, you could stick a class on each of the key elements in the html here:

flumpcakes.co.uk/css/keyboard

That would be pretty nifty.

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