Statistical applications for the Graeco-Roman Fayum
The KU Leuven Fayum Project gathered a large amount of socio-economic data from papyri. This information was added to an existing database. Such databases are an important tool for statistic analysis. Within the scope of the K.U.Leuven Fayum Project this data was used for several statistical advances. Dr. Katja Mueller has written several articles on this matter. We hope that these test cases will provide a new impetus for using and for representing and for analysing papyrological data from a mathematical-quantitative perspective.
» K. Mueller, "Mastering Matrices and Clusters. Locating Graeco-Roman Settlements in the Meris of Herakleides (Fayum / Egypt) by Monte-Carlo-Simulation", in Archiv für Papyrusforschung 49 (2003), pp.218-254.
» K. Mueller, "Places and Spaces in the Themistou Meris (Fayum / Graeco-Roman Egypt). Locating Settlements by Multidimensional Scaling of Papyri", in Ancient Society 33 (2003), pp.103-125.
» K. Mueller, "What's Your Position? Using Multi-Dimensional Scaling (MDS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Locating Ancient Settlements in the Meris of Polemon / Graeco-Roman Fayum", in Archiv Für Papyrusforschung 50 (2004), pp.199-214.
» K. Mueller, "Redistricting the Ptolemaic Fayum, Egypt. From Nomarchies and Toparchies to Weighted Voronoi Tesselation", in Archiv für Papyrusforschung 51 (2005), pp.112-126.
» K. Mueller, "Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in Papyrology. Mapping Fragmentation and Migration Flow to Hellenistic Egypt", in Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists [BASP] 42 (2005), pp.63-92.
Recently, Piotr Hoffman and Bartek Klin from the University of Warszawa (Poland) have reviewed K. Mueller's use of multidimensional scaling for papyrological goals:
»P. Hoffman & B. Klin, "Careful with that Computer. On Creating Maps by Multidimensional Scaling of Papyri in Katja Mueller's Recent Studies of the Topography of the Fayum", in Journal of Juristic Papyrology 36 (2006), pp.67-90.