Purpose: Enable students to gather data on their own and analyse the data in terms of the concepts of the first part of the course. Deadline: Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017

How to obtain data?

To obtain data from the internet there are various souces. Here’s a very incomplete list:

Here’s another overview with many individual sources: CISER Cornell

The Data: Movie Ticket Sales

In this homework, you want to help a company that supplies popcorn to a movie theatre chain. We are at the end of the year 2016 and have data available until December 2016.1

You need to collect data on total gross sales of movies over time. First, we need to search for a source of this data. Let’s consider the publically available data from Box Office Mojo. Here’s how the website looks like: