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Exploring the Pantheon Project: Historical Popularity Index

An artist’s representation of the Pantheon in Rome as it may have appeared when it was completed c. 125 CE.

This blogpost aims to explore the data collected by Pantheon, a project developed by the Macro Connections group at the MIT Media Lab. An overview of the dataset prompted several questions that we will explore over the course of this article:

  1. What careers make a figure more popular?
  2. How have particular events influenced the popularity of these careers?
  3. What is the relationship between popularity and gender?
  4. What role does nationality and ethnicity play in determining popularity?
  5. How do wikipedia statistics affect a person’s popularity?

Part 1: Data Cleaning — Exploring the Data

  • The data was downloaded from the Pantheon’s repository on…

Zuha Ansari

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