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R Continues Climbing

June 16, 2014
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R Continues Climbing

R continues to rise in popularity.  Check out this article at RedMonk

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Basketball Data Part III – BMI: Does it Matter?

June 11, 2014
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Basketball Data Part III – BMI: Does it Matter?

For those of you who are just joining us, please refer back to the previous two posts referencing scraping XML data and length of NBA career by position. The next idea I wanted to explore was whether BMI had any … Continue reading →

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Basketball Data Part II – Length of Career by Position

June 2, 2014
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Basketball Data Part II – Length of Career by Position

In the previous post, I showed how easy it is to use R to scrape XML tables from websites (I used the XML package to scrape some basic basketball data).  In this post, I’ll explore the idea that NBA career … Continue reading →

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Scraping XML Tables with R

May 15, 2014
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Scraping XML Tables with R

A couple of my good friends also recently started a sports analytics blog. We’ve decided to collaborate on a couple of studies revolving around NBA data found at www.basketball-reference.com. This will be the first part of that project! Data scientists need data. … Continue reading →

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US Population by Ethnicity Visualization

May 11, 2014
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US Population by Ethnicity Visualization

US Census 2011 (ACS) – choroplethr As a statistician, I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the US Census. I love the rich data sets that are made publicly available and I’ve often experimented with visualizing the results. … Continue reading →

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