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Pizza Girl: Statistical Analysis of a Delivery Shift: Part 3

apizzagirl 8 comments

How much time do I really spend driving during any given shift? How much time do I spend folding boxes? What is my average hourly rate per shift? I often have questions like this, and the best way I could think of answering them was to track my every movement during a shift, so I recorded everything I was doing, from my clock-out time to the time I spent folding boxes. Over the next few weeks I'm going to take that data and see what sort of useful information I can pull from it. (see also: Part 1 and Part 2) More

Pizza Girl: Statistical Analysis of a Delivery Shift, Part 2

apizzagirl 2 comments

Another important use of pizza: learning fractions and percentages. [Photograph: Pizza Girl] How much time do I really spend driving during any given shift? How much time do I spend folding boxes? Last week I posed these questions as well as gave an introduction on my method for finding out the answers (recording my every movement through a few shifts). The raw data can be found here and below is the breakdown of the shifts. Shift 1: This shift was a short one (a Friday night) at only 1 hour 44 minutes. I took 4 deliveries (in two runs)... More

Pizza Girl: Statistical Analysis of a Delivery Shift: Part 1

apizzagirl 22 comments

How much time do I really spend driving during any given shift? How much time do I spend folding boxes? What is my average hourly rate per shift? I often have questions like this, and the best way I could think of answering them was to track my every movement during a shift, so I recorded everything I was doing, from my clock-out time to the time I spent folding boxes. Over the next few weeks I'm going to take that data and see what sort of useful information I can pull from it. More

The 'Moneyball' of Pizza? Using Statistics to Find NYC's Best Pies and Slices

Adam Kuban 14 comments

In the New York City pizza landscape, coal is king. That's what statistics consultant Jared Lander found when he rigorously applied the science to user-generated reviews of the city's pizzerias in a quest to find "the best." Lander discovered that pizzerias with coal-fired ovens rated high and that Uptown addresses added to a pizzeria's observed popularity. More

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