The Most Favourite Number  Numberphile  Summary and Q&A
TL;DR
YouTube's favorite number is 7, followed by 3 and 42. Odd numbers were more popular than even numbers, and pi was the most popular choice among constants and named numbers.
Key Insights
 👤 YouTube users' favorite number analysis reveals that 7, 3, and 42 are popular choices.
 #️⃣ Odd numbers were slightly preferred over even numbers.
 #️⃣ Integers were more popular than transcendental numbers, although there were still some who chose numbers like pi and e.
 🥳 Popular culture and birthdays influenced many choices.
 #️⃣ Graham's number, a very large number, was also chosen by a significant number of people.
 ♓ Pi was the most popular choice among constants and named numbers.
 🛀 YouTube users showed a preference for underdog numbers rather than popular or common choices.
Transcript
BRADY HARAN: Some of you may have seen an earlier video on Numberphile, where I asked a bunch of YouTubers to tell me their favorite number. It was people like Vsource, Veritasium, Vihart, both the Vlog Brothers, and a few people who didn't start with a V. CGPGREY: I'm CGPGrey. HENRY REICH: My name's Henry. I make MinutePhysics videos. DESTIN: I'm ... Read More
Questions & Answers
Q: What was the most commonly chosen favorite number on YouTube?
The most commonly chosen favorite number on YouTube was 7. It was followed closely by the numbers 3 and 42.
Q: Were odd numbers more popular than even numbers?
Yes, odd numbers were slightly more popular than even numbers among YouTube users' favorite number choices.
Q: How many people chose Graham's number?
31 people chose Graham's number as their favorite number, which could significantly skew certain forms of averages.
Q: What were the most popular choices among constants and named numbers?
The most popular choices among constants and named numbers were pi, the golden ratio, e, tau, and Graham's number.
Summary & Key Takeaways

The content analyzes YouTube users' favorite numbers based on comments on a video. The data was collected by a person named Dave Wiley, who extracted 5,286 numbers from 6,041 comments.

The most commonly chosen number was 7, followed by 3 and 42. The top 25 choices included numbers like 8, 13, and Graham's number.

Odd numbers were slightly more popular than even numbers. Most people chose integers, but there were also some who chose transcendental numbers like pi and e.