136 search results for "web scraping"

What to Expect?

January 22, 2010
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What to Expect?

In 2007, I was introduced to Twitter via the written qualifying exam towards my Ph.D.. At first, I did not know what to do with it. After a good year or so (maybe even sooner) passed, I began to follow some very interesting people that share the same interests as me. It has transformed my academic experience. It is...

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FIFA 15 Analysis with R

September 26, 2014
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FIFA 15 Analysis with R

Several months ago, I used R to analyze professional soccer players based on their attributes from the video game, FIFA14. Now that FIFA15 is upon us, let's take a similar look.FIFA 15 is a video game by EA Sports that mimics the experience of managing and playing for a soccer team. The game uses the likenesses and attributes...

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“Do You Want to Steal a Snowman?” – A Look (with R) At TorrentFreak’s Top 10 PiRated Movies List #TLAPD

September 18, 2014
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“Do You Want to Steal a Snowman?” – A Look (with R) At TorrentFreak’s Top 10 PiRated Movies List #TLAPD

We leave the Jolly Roger behind this year and turn our piRate spyglass towards the digital seas and take a look at piRated movies as seen through the lens of TorrentFreak. The seasoned seadogs who pilot that ship have been doing a weekly “Top 10 Pirated Movies of the Week” post since early 2013, and...

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Visit of Di Cook

August 12, 2014
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Visit of Di Cook

Next week, Professor Di Cook from Iowa State University is visiting my research group at Monash University. Di is a world leader in data visualization, and is especially well-known for her work on interactive graphics and the XGobi and GGobi software. See her book with Deb Swayne for details. For those wanting to hear her speak, read on. Research seminar She...

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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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