**A**s the ‘Og reached its 1500th post and 3000th comment at exactly the same time, a wee and only mildly interesting Sunday morning foray in what was posted so far and attracted the most attention (using the statistics provided by wordpress). The most visited posts:

Title | Views |
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Home page | 203,727 |

In{s}a(ne)!! | 7,422 |

“simply start over and build something better” | 6,264 |

Julien on R shortcomings | 2,676 |

Sudoku via simulated annealing | 2,402 |

About | 1,876 |

Of black swans and bleak prospects | 1,768 |

Solution manual to Bayesian Core on-line | 1,628 |

Parallel processing of independent Metropolis-Hastings algorithms | 1,625 |

Bayesian p-values | 1,595 |

Bayes’ Theorem | 1,537 |

#2 blog for the statistics geek?! | 1,526 |

Do we need an integrated Bayesian/likelihood inference? | 1,501 |

Coincidence in lotteries | 1,396 |

Solution manual for Introducing Monte Carlo Methods with R | 1,340 |

Julian Besag 1945-2010 | 1,293 |

Tornado in Central Park | 1,093 |

The Search for Certainty | 1,016 |

**H**ence, three R posts (incl. one by Julien and one by Ross Ihaka), three (critical) book reviews, two solution manuals, two general Bayesian posts, two computational entries, one paper (with Pierre Jacob and Murray Smith), one obituary, and one photograph news report… Altogether in line with the main purpose of the ‘Og. The most commented posts:

**N**ot exactly the same as above! In particular, the posts about ABC model choice and our PNAS paper got into the list. At last, the top search terms:

Search | Views |
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surfers paradise | 1,050 |

benidorm | 914 |

introducing monte carlo methods with r | 514 |

andrew wyeth | 398 |

mistborn | 352 |

abele blanc | 350 |

nested sampling | 269 |

particle mcmc | 269 |

bayesian p-value | 263 |

julian besag | 257 |

rites of love and math | 249 |

millenium | 237 |

bayesian p value | 222 |

marie curie | 221 |

bonsai | 200 |

(out of which I removed the dozens of variations on xian’s blog). I find it rather sad that both top entries are beach towns that are completely unrelated to my lifestyle and to my vacation places. Overall, more than a half of those entries do not strongly relate to the contents of the ‘Og (even though I did post at length about Saunderson’s Mistborn and Larsson’s Millenium trilogies). At last, the most popular clicks are

which include links to my books on Amazon, Andrew Gelman’s, Terry Tao’s, Radford Neal’s and Romain François’s blogs, the CREST stat students collective blog, and a few arXiv papers of mine’s…