“When is Santa’s birthday?”

March

Oops. Just missed him. (Image by flavijus via Flickr)

This depends on who you think Santa is. Let’s look at our top Santa contenders from yesterday.

So there you have it. Two unknowns, one unknowable, and two votes for the middle of March.

Now if you’ll excuse me while I make some quick calculations on my computer….

proc means p1 p25 p50 p75 p99 data=santafile;
class region;
var age_year;
weight gravitas;
run;

Looks like Santa’s birthday is most likely March 15, with a 95% confidence interval of 3.16 (year 0) – 3.14 (year +1).

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About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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6 Responses to “When is Santa’s birthday?”

  1. Enrique says:

    Maybe December 24 the day before Christmas

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  3. jamie smith says:

    His birthday is on December 25,2015

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