166 search results for "Web Scraping"

Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update

February 20, 2015
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Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update

In prior posts, I demonstrated how to download projections from numerous sources, calculate custom projections for your league, and compare the accuracy of different sources of projections (2013, 2014).  In The post Who Has the Best Fantasy Football Projections? 2015 Update appeared first on Fantasy Football Analytics.

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Predicting the six nations

February 4, 2015
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Predicting the six nations

By Douglas Ashton – Consultant, UK I don’t know a lot about rugby, which can be a problem living in a rugby town. Especially when the office sweep stake on the upcoming Wales vs England six nations game goes round: … Continue reading →

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Building a choropleth map of Italy using mapIT

January 19, 2015
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Building a choropleth map of Italy using mapIT

In the R environment, different packages to draw maps a

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New updates to the rNOMADS package and big changes in the GFS model

January 16, 2015
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New updates to the rNOMADS package and big changes in the GFS model

I rolled out a big update to the rNOMADS package in R about two weeks ago.  Now, the list of real time weather, ocean, and sea ice models available through rNOMADS updates automatically by scraping the NOMADS web site.  This way, changes in model inventories will be instantly reflected in rNOMADS without the need for

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Explore Kaggle Competition Data with R

December 23, 2014
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Explore Kaggle Competition Data with R

I wanted to pick a topic that involved some webscraping and so decided to get some data from Kaggle. I put down some questions that could potentially be answered with some fairly basic plots. Is prize money a key motivator … Continue reading →

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How to analyze a new dataset (or, analyzing ‘supercar’ data, part 1)

December 16, 2014
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I love cars. The way they sound. The engineering. The craftsmanship. And let’s be honest: fast cars are just fun. Given my love of cars, I frequently watch Top Gear clips on YouTube. A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across this:   Watching the video, I’m thinking, “253 miles per hour? You’ve got to The post

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FOMC Dates – Price Data Exploration

December 14, 2014
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FOMC Dates – Price Data Exploration

As a first step in visualizing/exploring the data from my last post, FOMC Dates - Scraping Data From Web Pages, I’ll plot the FOMC announcement dates along with the following price series: 2-Year and 10-Year US Treasury yields, S&P500 ETF (SPY) and USD Index ETF (UUP).I’ll use the quantmod R package to download the price data from...

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A Letter of Recommendation for Nan Xiao

November 17, 2014
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A Letter of Recommendation for Nan Xiao

I hope my letter could boost this guy up like: I'm not sure if I'm a good observer, but time and time again I feel some people are undervalued, or they were not given better opportunities to show their value. Not surprisingly, I know quite a few such people in the Chinese R/stats community, mainly because of the...

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Leveraging R for Job Openings for Economists

November 1, 2014
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Leveraging R for Job Openings for Economists

Quite a few people emailed me regarding my post on Econ Job Market. This post is about how you can use very basic and simple R tools to help you in sorting through the Job Openings for Economists list from the American Economic Association.This definitely helped me in developing my spreadsheet of places to apply

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Wrangling F1 Data With R – F1DataJunkie Book

October 30, 2014
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Wrangling F1 Data With R – F1DataJunkie Book

Earlier this year I started trying to pull together some of my #f1datajunkie R-related ramblings together in a book form. The project stalled, but to try to reboot it I’ve started publishing it as a living book over on Leanpub. Several of the chapters are incomplete – with TO DO items sketched in, others are

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