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Distributing many points on a sphere

Overview of attention for article published in Mathematical Intelligencer, December 1997
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#30 of 271)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)

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5 patents
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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290 Mendeley
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3 CiteULike
Title
Distributing many points on a sphere
Published in
Mathematical Intelligencer, December 1997
DOI 10.1007/bf03024331
Authors

E. B. Saff, A. B. J. Kuijlaars

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 290 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 15 5%
Germany 11 4%
France 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
India 2 <1%
China 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Turkey 2 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 246 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 99 34%
Researcher 68 23%
Student > Master 32 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 20 7%
Unspecified 16 6%
Other 54 19%
Unknown 1 <1%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 65 22%
Physics and Astronomy 48 17%
Computer Science 40 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 10%
Unspecified 28 10%
Other 80 28%
Unknown 1 <1%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 December 2012.
All research outputs
#1,199,082
of 10,444,782 outputs
Outputs from Mathematical Intelligencer
#30
of 271 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#38,292
of 254,644 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Mathematical Intelligencer
#1
of 4 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 10,444,782 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 87th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 271 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.1. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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