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1.5 Easy to get but likely to mislead: title statistics. A plea for paper consumption statistics.

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Title counts are relatively easy to get. The new national catalogues of books, the ESTC, the STCN, the VD16, VD17 — they all offer options to get the numbers of titles

1.5 Easy to get but likely to mislead: title statistics. A plea for paper consumption statistics.

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Title counts are relatively easy to get. The new national catalogues of books, the ESTC, the STCN, the VD16, VD17 — they all offer options to get the numbers of titles

1.4 The English market of books: title statistics and a comparison with German data

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-ESTC-1477-1800.xlsx, data extracted in 2001 The diagrams of this posting have started to circulate. The first was published in 2002 (at the Marteau website), the others had their first appeareances

1.4 The English market of books: title statistics and a comparison with German data

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (4) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-ESTC-1477-1800.xlsx, data extracted in 2001 The diagrams of this posting have started to circulate. The first was published in 2002 (at the Marteau website), the others had their first appeareances

1.3 The German book production (1500—1699)

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (2) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-VD16-17.xlsx The following diagram is part of a book project on the history of literature. The data are derived from the German VD16 and VD17 online catalogues of all books

1.3 The German book production (1500—1699)

Last positing in this thread: Visual Literary History (2) Data http://positivists.org/r/simons-VD16-17.xlsx The following diagram is part of a book project on the history of literature. The data are derived from the German VD16 and VD17 online catalogues of all books

4.1 The rise of big data, big brother

The rise of big data, big brother Guest blogging: Cathy O’Neil from http://mathbabe.org/2013/05/02/the-rise-of-big-data-big-brother/ I recently read an article off the newsstand called The Rise of Big Data. It was written by Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and it was published in the May/June 2013 edition of

4.1 The rise of big data, big brother

The rise of big data, big brother Guest blogging: Cathy O’Neil from http://mathbabe.org/2013/05/02/the-rise-of-big-data-big-brother/ I recently read an article off the newsstand called The Rise of Big Data. It was written by Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and it was published in the May/June 2013 edition of

3.1 Review of Robert Fox: The Savant and the State (2012)

Robert Fox: The Savant and the State. Science and Cultural Politics in Nineteenth-Century France, (The John Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 130th series),The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2012, 394 p. Review by Michel Bourdeau L’ouvrage comprend six

3.1 Review of Robert Fox: The Savant and the State (2012)

Robert Fox: The Savant and the State. Science and Cultural Politics in Nineteenth-Century France, (The John Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, 130th series),The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2012, 394 p. Review by Michel Bourdeau L’ouvrage comprend six

2.4 Are definitions a form of productive containment?

Previous positing in this thread: On Definitions (3) some thoughts on the previous with a special focus on “fiction” (and on “literature” as the prominent present rivalling category — a category we constantly fail to define). The word “definition” promises

2.4 Are definitions a form of productive containment?

Previous positing in this thread: On Definitions (3) some thoughts on the previous with a special focus on “fiction” (and on “literature” as the prominent present rivalling category — a category we constantly fail to define). The word “definition” promises

1.2 Our knowledge has gaps

Previous positing in this thread Visual Literary History (1) This posting’s diagram has been first published in 2001 and dates back into the year 1989. It is a diagram I produced to get a clearer picture of an unexpected search

1.2 Our knowledge has gaps

Previous positing in this thread Visual Literary History (1) This posting’s diagram has been first published in 2001 and dates back into the year 1989. It is a diagram I produced to get a clearer picture of an unexpected search