Shrimp, Potatoes and Vegetables

This week Google introduced a new tool, Google Correlate. With Google Correlate, you enter a data series (the target) and get back queries whose frequency follows a similar pattern. You can upload your own dataset and Google Correlate will compute the Pearson Correlation Coefficient (r) between your time series and the frequency time series for every query in their database.

So, what’s with the title to this post, Shrimp, Potatoes and Vegetables? If you don’t have a dataset of your own to play with, you can enter a query, and get back queries whose frequency follows a similar pattern. I entered the search term ‘grilling’ and the top ten search terms correlated with grilling were returned at Google speed, just in time to fire up your own grill this holiday weekend!

  1. 0.9742grilling shrimp
  2. 0.9731grilling potatoes
  3. 0.9711grilling vegetables
  4. 0.9711grilling chicken
  5. 0.9704grilling pork
  6. 0.9684grilled potatoes
  7. 0.9643grilling steak
  8. 0.9642grilling kabobs
  9. 0.9621charcoal grilling
  10. 0.9615grilled vegetables

And if you need a few new recipes to try out, the Library has a few cookbooks you might want to checkout.

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