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Fair weather fans, redux

September 1, 2013
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Fair weather fans, redux

Fair weather fans, redux Or, A little larger small sample On August 11 the Victoria HarbourCats closed out their 2013 West Coast League season with a 4-3 win over the Bellingham Bells. In an earlier...

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MLB Rankings Using the Bradley-Terry Model

August 31, 2013
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MLB Rankings Using the Bradley-Terry Model

Today, I take my first shots at ranking Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. I see my efforts at prediction and ranking an ongoing process so that my models improve, the data I incorporate are more meaningful, and ultimately my predictions are largely accurate. For the first attempt, let’s rank MLB teams using the Bradley-Terry (BT) model. Before we discuss the rankings, we need...

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Drafting the Best Starting Lineup in Fantasy Football by Taking into Account Uncertainty in the Projections: An Optimization Simulation

August 29, 2013
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Drafting the Best Starting Lineup in Fantasy Football by Taking into Account Uncertainty in the Projections: An Optimization Simulation

In a previous post, I showed how to determine the best starting lineup to draft using an optimizer tool.  The optimizer identifies the players that maximize your projected points within your The post Drafting the Best Starting Lineup in Fantasy Football by Taking into Account Uncertainty in the Projections: An Optimization Simulation appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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TV Ratings Myths

August 28, 2013
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TV Ratings Myths

TV Show Cancellations: Myths and Models TV shows are amazing ways to waste time and, on occasion, the story is so good that you actually start to care. The problem is that some shows get cancelled before they jump the shark. Classic examples are shows like

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In-Hadoop R-based Analytics coming to Cloudera

August 27, 2013
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Revolution Analytics has teamed up with Cloudera to bring the scalable data manipulation and statistical modeling algorithms of Revolution R Enteprise to the massively-parallel computing environments of CDH3 and CDH4 Hadoop clusters. As ZDNet reports: Specifically, the upcoming version 7.0 of the Revolution R Enterpise distribution and its ScaleR algorithms will run inside CDH3 and CDH4, eliminating the need...

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Presenting Conformance Statistics

August 27, 2013
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Presenting Conformance Statistics

A client came to me with some conformance data. She was having a hard time making sense of it in a spreadsheet. I had a look at a couple of ways of presenting it that would bring out the important points. The Data The data came as a spreadsheet with multiple sheets. Each of the

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Fantastic presentations from R using slidify and rCharts

August 27, 2013
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Fantastic presentations from R using slidify and rCharts

Dr. Ramnath Vaidyanathan of McGill University gave an excellent presentation at a joint Data Visualization DC/Statistical Programming DC event on Monday, August 19 at nclud, on two R projects he leads — slidify and rCharts. After the evening, all I can say … Continue reading → The post Fantastic presentations from R using slidify and rCharts appeared first on

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From SVG to probability distributions [with R package]

August 25, 2013
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From SVG to probability distributions [with R package]

Hey, To illustrate generally complex probability density functions on continuous spaces, researchers always use the same examples, for instance mixtures of Gaussian distributions or a banana shaped distribution defined on with density function: If we draw a sample from this distribution using MCMC we obtain a plot like this one: Clearly it doesn’t really look

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‘Tis the Season for September Bearishness?

August 22, 2013
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‘Tis the Season for September Bearishness?

Is September Bearish? Traders love discussing seasonality, and September declines in US equity markets are a favorite topic. Historically September has underperformed every other month of the year, offering a mean return of -.56% on the S&P 500 index from 1950 to 2012; 54% of Septembers were bearish over the same period – more than any other month. Empirically, September...

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Time-series forecasting: Bike Accidents

August 20, 2013
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Time-series forecasting: Bike Accidents

About a year ago I posted this video visualization of all the reported accidents involving bicycles in Montreal between 2006 and 2010. In the process I also calculated and plotted the accident rate using a monthly moving average. The results followed a pattern that was for the most part to be expected. The rate shoots up

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