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Yet Another Baseball Defense Statistic

April 22, 2014
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Yet Another Baseball Defense Statistic

Fangraphs recently published an interesting dataset that measures defensive efficiency of fielders. For each player, the Inside Edge dataset breaks their opportunities to make plays into five categories, ranging from almost impossible to routine. It al...

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Top Songs by Artist on CD102.5 in 2013

December 27, 2013
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Top Songs by Artist on CD102.5 in 2013

In a previous post, I showed you how to scrape playlist data from Columbus, OH alternative rock station CD102.5. Since it's the end of the year and best-of lists are all the fad, I thought I would share the most popular songs and artists of the year, a...

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Top Songs by Artist on CD102.5 in 2013

December 26, 2013
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Top Songs by Artist on CD102.5 in 2013

In a previous post, I showed you how to scrape playlist data from Columbus, OH alternative rock station CD102.5. Since it's the end of the year and best-of lists are all the fad, I thought I would share the most popular songs and artists of the year, ...

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When Did CD102.5 Book the Summerfest Artists?

August 27, 2013
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When Did CD102.5 Book the Summerfest Artists?

August 26, 2013
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Downloading and Analyzing CD1025′s Playlist

August 20, 2013
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Downloading and Analyzing CD1025′s Playlist

CD1025 is an “alternative” radio station here in Columbus. They are one of the few remaining radio stations that are independently owned and they take great pride in it. For data nerds like me, they also put a real time list of recently played songs on their website. The page has the most recent 50 songs played,...

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Downloading and Analyzing CD1025′s Playlist

August 19, 2013
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Downloading and Analyzing CD1025′s Playlist

CD1025 is an “alternative” radio station here in Columbus. They are one of the few remaining radio stations that are independently owned and they take great pride in it. For data nerds like me, they also put a real time list of recently played songs on their website. The page has the most recent 50 songs played,...

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What Is the Probability of a 16 Seed Beating a 1 Seed?

April 21, 2013
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What Is the Probability of a 16 Seed Beating a 1 Seed?

Note: I started this post way back when the NCAA men's basketball tournament was going on, but didn't finish it until now. Since the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has moved to 64 teams, a 16 seed as never upset a 1 seed. You might be tempted to say ...

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What Is the Probability of a 16 Seed Beating a 1 Seed?

April 20, 2013
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What Is the Probability of a 16 Seed Beating a 1 Seed?

Note: I started this post way back when the NCAA men's basketball tournament was going on, but didn't finish it until now. Since the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament has moved to 64 teams, a 16 seed as never upset a 1 seed. You might be tempted to say...

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Copying Data from Excel to R and Back

February 24, 2013
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Copying Data from Excel to R and Back

A lot of times we are given a data set in Excel format and we want to run a quick analysis using R's functionality to look at advanced statistics or make better visualizations. There are packages for importing/exporting data from/to Excel, but I have f...

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