Monthly Archives: March 2013

Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R

March 9, 2013
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Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R

In prior posts, I have shown how to download fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, and NFL.com.  In this post, I will demonstrate how to take the projected points from these sources and The post Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R

March 9, 2013
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Calculating Custom Fantasy Football Projections for Your League using R

In prior posts, I have shown how to download fantasy football projections from ESPN, CBS, and NFL.com.  In this post, I will demonstrate how to take the projected points from these sources and calculate the projected points for your custom league ...

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Getting flexible with SAP HANA

Getting flexible with SAP HANA

Most of you might not be aware of a feature introduced on SAP HANA SPS5. This new feature is called "Flexible Tables", which means that you can define a table that will grow depending on your needs. Let's see an example...You define a table with ID, NA...

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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #4)

March 9, 2013
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MCMSki IV, Jan. 6-8, 2014, Chamonix (news #4)

More news about MCMSki IV! Remember, the call is still open for contributed sessions for a few more weeks, till March. 20 to be precise (make sure to contact me at [email protected] if you are considering putting one session together). To all those who already submitted a session, thanks a lot, please stay tuned, and

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Downloading NFL.com Fantasy Football Projections using R

March 9, 2013
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Downloading NFL.com Fantasy Football Projections using R

In this post, I will show how to download NFL.com fantasy football projections using R.The R ScriptThe R Script for downloading fantasy football projections from NFL.com is located at: https://github.com/dadrivr/FantasyFootballAnalyticsR...

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The Gambling Machine Puzzle

March 9, 2013
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The Gambling Machine Puzzle

This puzzle came up in the New York Times Number Play blog. It goes like this: An entrepreneur has devised a gambling machine that chooses two independent random variables x and y that are uniformly and independently distributed between 0 and 100. He plans to tell any customer the value of x and to ask him

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GSOC 2013: IID Assumptions in Performance Measurement

March 9, 2013
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GSOC 2013: IID Assumptions in Performance Measurement

Google Summer of Code for 2013 has been announced and organizations such as R are beginning to assemble ideas for student projects this summer. If you’re an interested student, there’s a list of project proposals on the R wiki. If you’re considering being a mentor, post a project idea on the site soon – project

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Visualizing Risky Words — Part 2

March 9, 2013
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Visualizing Risky Words — Part 2

This is a follow-up to my Visualizing Risky Words post. You’ll need to read that for context if you’re just jumping in now. Full R code for the generated images (which are pretty large) is at the end. Aesthetics are the primary reason for using a word cloud, though one can pretty quickly recognize what

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Analyzing SimplyStatistics visits info

March 9, 2013
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Analyzing SimplyStatistics visits info

Recently we had to analyze the data of the number of visits per day to SimplyStatistics.org. There were two goals:Estimate the fraction of visitors retained after a spike in the number of visitors Identify (if any) any factors that influence the fraction estimated in 1.For me it was a fun project in part because I like SimplyStatistics but also...

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A bit more on sample size

March 8, 2013
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A bit more on sample size

In our article What is a large enough random sample? we pointed out that if you wanted to measure a proportion to an accuracy “a” with chance of being wrong of “d” then a idea was to guarantee you had a sample size of at least: This is the central question in designing opinion pollsRelated posts:

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