**L**ike last year, here are the most popular posts since last August:

- Home page 92,982
- In{s}a(ne)!! 6,803
- “simply start over and build something better” 5,834
- Julien on R shortcomings 2,373
- Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms 1,455
- Do we need an integrated Bayesian/likelihood inference? 1,361
- Coincidence in lotteries 1,256
- #2 blog for the statistics geek?! 863
- ABC model choice not to be trusted 814
- Sudoku via simulated annealing 706
- Bayes on the Beach 2010 [2] 704
- News about speeding R up 688
- Solution manual for Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R 688
- R exam 617
- Bayesian p-values 607
- Monte Carlo Statistical Methods third edition 577
- Le Monde puzzle [49] 499
- The foundations of Statistics: a simulation-based approach 493
- The mistborn trilogy 492
- Lack of confidence in ABC model choice 487
- Solution manual to Bayesian Core on-line 481
- Bayes’ Theorem 459
- Julian Besag 1945-2010 452
- Millenium 1 [movie] 448
- ABC lectures [finale] 436

**N**o major surprise in this ranking: R related blogs keep the upper part, partly thanks to being syndicated on R-bloggers, partly thanks to the tribunes contributed by Ross Ihaka and Julien Cornebise, even though I am surprised a rather low-key Le Monde puzzle made it to the list (maybe because it became part of my latest R exam?). Controversial books reviews are great traffic generators, even though the review of The foundations of Statistics: a simulation-based approach was posted less than a month ago. At last, it is comforting to see two of our major research papers for the 2010-2011 period on the list: the Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms with Pierre and Murray, and the more controversial Lack of confidence in ABC model choice with Jean-Michel and Natesh (twice). The outlier in the list is undoubtedly Bayes on the Beach 2010 [2] which got undeserved traffic for pointing out to Surfers Paradise , a highly popular entry! On my side unscientific entries, Saunderson’s Mistborn and Larson’s Millenium, McCarthy’s Border trilogy missing the top list by three entries…