Nootropics

In August 2018 I started to experiment with nootropics. This page will record some of the results. I will not describe the nootropics in question since that information can be found in many places online. Caffeine L-theanine I was excited about this one. I was never a coffee drinker, so never been high on caffeine. To my disappointment, I think caffeine doesn’t have an effect on me and I’m not the only one....

February 8, 2019

Portuguese Local Elections - Ballot Order Effects

I’ve read somewhere that, in elections, the position of a candidate in the ballot affects how much votes are cast for her. Does this happens in the Portuguese Local Elections for câmara municipal? Let’s take a look. Unfortunately, I can only find computer-readable data on ballot order for the 2013 elections. There is a PDF with this information for 2005, but my efforts to automatically extract data from the document were in vain (I tried some Python PDF extraction tools)....

April 21, 2017

Portuguese Local Elections - Municipalities with more enrolled voters have a higher percentage of abstention

2021 EDIT: Originally there were images in this post, but they were lost to the ravages of time. Currently I’m getting into Data Science and as way to practice I’m exploring data on previous Portuguese Local Elections. One interesting thing that I found is that municipalities with a higher number of voters enrolled also have a higher percentage of people not voting. There seems to be some kind of inverse exponential relationship....

April 12, 2017