132 search results for "Web Scraping"

Identify Fantasy Football Sleepers with this Shiny App

July 6, 2014
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This post describes a Shiny app that identifies fantasy football sleepers.  The app allows you to modify your league settings, and calculates robust averages of projections across numerous sources.  Best of all, The post Identify Fantasy Football Sleepers with this Shiny App appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Time to Accept It: publishing in the Journal of Statistical Software

June 30, 2014
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Time to Accept It: publishing in the Journal of Statistical Software

When I was considering submitting my paper on psd to J. Stat. Soft. (JSS), I kept noticing that the time from “Submitted” to “Accepted” was nearly two years in many cases.  I ultimately decided that was much too long of a review process, … Continue reading →

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2014 World Cup Squads

June 5, 2014
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2014 World Cup Squads

I have been having a go in R at visualising player movements for the World Cup. I wanted to use similar plots to those used to visualise international migration flows in the recent Science paper that I co-authored. In the … 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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Using sentiment analysis to predict ratings of popular tv series

May 26, 2014
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Using sentiment analysis to predict ratings of popular tv series

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few years, you have probably heard of TV shows such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, How I Met Your Mother or Game of Thrones. While I generally don’t spend a whole lot of time watching TV, I have also undergone some pretty intense binge-watching sessions

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On the trade history and dynamics of NBA teams

April 28, 2014
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On the trade history and dynamics of NBA teams

While good draft picks and deft management can help you win championships, there is no doubt that NBA teams can massively gain, or lose, by trading players with one another. Here, I played around with some publicly available data given at basketball-reference.com, and had a look at the numbers behind all trades undertaken in the NBA from 1948 to

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Rblogger Posting Patterns Analyzed with R

April 11, 2014
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Rblogger Posting Patterns Analyzed with R

I've been a big fan of rbloggers for quite some time, but have only recently started contributing myself. After my first post yesterday, I immidiately started wondering how long most other bloggers go between posts. I decided to gather the list of past posts to rbloggers to investigate...

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BARUG talks highlight R’s diverse applications

April 10, 2014
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BARUG talks highlight R’s diverse applications

by Joseph Rickert The seven lightning talks presented to the Bay Area useR Group on Tuesday night were not only really interesting (in some cases downright entertaining) in their own right, but they also illustrated the diversity of R applications, and the extent to which R has become embedded in the corporate world. Two presentations with a whimsical touch...

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Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology

Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology

Mapping academic collaborations in Evolutionary Biology This post is a repubication of a visualisation I did in 2011 for my (now defunct) datajujitsu.co.uk blog. It was a naive first attempt at web-scraping from an academic publishers website. It was done before I was aware of the problems surrounding access to, and text-mining of, online academic content hosted by...

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President Approval Ratings from Roosevelt to Obama

March 29, 2014
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President Approval Ratings from Roosevelt to Obama

I have been watching the awesome Netflix show “House of Cards” and been fascinated by the devious schemes that Underwood is constantly plotting. The show often mentions approval ratings and it got me to wondering what Obama’s ratings currently were, and all other past US president  for that matter. However, I didn’t have much chance

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