UPDATE: Unfortunately, what started in good fun has turned nasty. Both Zeus and Skeezix are seriously considering shutting down their blogs over the nasty comments that Zeus received towards the end of the Mr. Litterbox contest. And I'm even feeling bad over my little tongue in whisker analysis on the voting rules. Chey put it very eloquently in the response to Zeus' post on the subject "that even cats are not immune from some human folly". Please stop by their blogs and give them your support.
So Zeus has announced the winner of Mr. Litterbox and it is Beau and Skeezix!!! Congratulations to the winners! The competition was fierce, and the voting was hot and heavy. Poor Zeus had a long night with much to drink to announce his winner. His winners were well deserved!
I was very interested in Zeus' contest rule of everyone can vote as much as they want. So I did a meezer scientific survey to poll the cat blogosphere. To analyze the results, I consulted my statistical texts from Siam U, where I'm working on my MzD through their web-based MzD program (I teleport over every so often to meet with my graduate committee as I prepare for my orals). First, I categorized the responses and summarized them.
Then I applied an ANOVA (analysis of variance) on N. I found the residuals were not distributed normally, so I did the following transformation to convert N to Nfinal.
Then I applied a Student's t-test to see if Nfinal of any of the categories were different. This is what I found.
NO DIFFERENCE! Everyone's opinion's were right! In conclusion, Zeus ran a great contest, and everyone had fun.
This was all in good fun. Unfortunately, Zeus is taking a hit in the blogosphere for his contest. Please go by his blog and show him your support.