I was happy when the app Amikumu released statistics about their members. It gives us a unique insight into the Esperanto community.
Explaining the density of Esperanto speakers with language and politics
To conclude, there are more Esperanto speakers in countries which are rich, have internet and contribute a lot to science and culture. Similarity to Esperanto does not seem to affect the number of Esperanto speakers.
Map of the world’s languages
I mostly recreate the procedure of the Müller group, but I make some other choices to obtain a 'map' of the languages
Per-country rates of Esperanto speakers
I fitted a model to this data and used it to estimate the relative frequency of Esperanto speakers in each country. Using population census data from Lithuania, Estonia, Russia, New Zealand (but not Hungary), I have scaled all relative frequencies to get the total number of Esperanto Speakers in each country. The total number of Esperanto speakers is estimated to 62983.9.
The highest mountains of the world in a cumulating stairplot
So how do we get more extremities in the world? By becoming more creative with our criteria for extremity. I have made plot of the world's highest mountains as a function of distance to the sea.