Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tuesday Statisticz: Do movies make you more creative?

Well, do they?

From UNdata, I found records from 1999 of the number of total cinema seats and patent applications (a rough measure of creativity?) per country. They don't need to be adjusted for population since they both depend on it, and when you graph the two data sets with corresponding countries, it seems that...

... much to the chagrin of cinemaphiles worldwide, the answer is, not really.