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There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. Peter Drucker

“Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” Corollary: “Expenditure rises to meet income.” Parkinson’s law

Introduction

“Operation successful!!!the Programmer Surgeon in me, thought to himself. What should have been a routine surgery, turned out to be a major operation in the end, which involved several grueling hours. The surgeon looked at the large chunks of programming logic in the operation tray, which had been surgically removed, as they had outlived their utility and had partly become dysfunctional. The surgeon glanced at the new, concise code logic which had replaced the earlier somewhat convoluted logic, with a smile of satisfaction,

To, those who tuned in late, I am referring to my R package yorkr which I had created in many years ago, in early 2016. The package had worked well for quite some time on data from Cricsheet. Cricsheet went into a hiatus in late 2017-2018, and came alive back in 2019. Unfortunately, a key function in the package, started to malfunction. The diagnosis was that the format of the YAML files had changed, in newer files, which resulted in the problem. I had got mails from users mentioning that yorkr was not converting the new YAML files. This was on my to do list for a long time, and a week or two back, I decided to “bite the bullet” and fix the issue. I hoped the fix would be trivial but it was anything but. Finally, I took the hard decision of re-designing the core of the yorkr package, which involved converting YAML files to RData (dataframes). Also, since it has been a while since I did R code, having done more of Python stuff in recent times, I had to jog my memory with my earlier 2 posts Essential R and R vs Python

I spent many hours, tweaking and fixing the new logic so that it worked on the older and new files. Finally, I am happy to say that the new code is much more compact and probably less error prone.

I also had to ensure that the converted files performed exactly on all the other yorkr functions. I ran all the my yorkr functions in my yorkr posts on ODI, Intl. T20 and IPL and made sure the results were identical. (Phew!!)

The changes will be available in CRAN in yorkr_0.0.8

Do take a look at my yorkr posts. All the functions work correctly. Do use help, as I have changed a few functions. I will have my posts reflect the correct usage, but some function or other may slip the cracks.

1. One Day Internationals ODI-Part1ODI-Part2ODI-Part3ODI-Part4
2. International T20s – T20-Part1,T20-Part2,T20-Part3,T20-Part4
3. Indian Premier League IPL-Part1IPL-Part2,IPL-Part3IPL-Part4

While making the changes, I also touched up some functions and made them more user friendly (added additional arguments etc). But by and large, yorkr is still yorkr and is intact.It just sports some spanking, new YAML conversion logic.

Note:

1. The code is available in Github yorkr
2. This RMarkdown has been published at RPubs Revitalizing yorkr
3. I have already converted the YAML files for ODI, Intl T20 and IPL. You can access and download the converted data from Github at yorkrData2020
setwd("/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrgit")
install.packages("yorkr_0.0.8.tar.gz",repos = NULL, type="source")
library(yorkr)

Below I rank batsmen and bowlers in ODIs, T20 and IPL based on the data from Cricsheet.

1a. Rank ODI Batsmen

dir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/odi/odiMenMatches"
odir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/odi/odiBattingBowlingDetails"

rankODIBatsmen(dir=dir,odir=odir)
## # A tibble: 151 x 4
##    batsman        matches meanRuns meanSR
##    <chr>            <int>    <dbl>  <dbl>
##  1 Babar Azam          52     50.2   87.2
##  2 SD Hope             51     48.7   71.0
##  3 V Kohli            207     48.4   79.4
##  4 HM Amla            159     46.6   82.4
##  5 DA Warner          114     46.1   88.0
##  6 AB de Villiers     190     45.5   94.5
##  7 JE Root            108     44.9   82.5
##  8 SR Tendulkar        96     43.9   77.1
##  9 IJL Trott           63     43.1   68.9
## 10 Q de Kock          106     42.0   82.7
## # … with 141 more rows

1b. Rank ODI Bowlers

dir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/odi/odiMenMatches"
odir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/odi/odiBattingBowlingDetails"

rankODIBowlers(dir=dir,odir=odir)
## # A tibble: 265 x 4
##    bowler           matches totalWickets meanER
##    <chr>              <int>        <dbl>  <dbl>
##  1 SL Malinga           191          308   5.25
##  2 MG Johnson           142          238   4.73
##  3 Shakib Al Hasan      157          214   4.72
##  4 Shahid Afridi        166          213   4.69
##  5 JM Anderson          143          207   4.96
##  6 KMDN Kulasekara      161          190   4.94
##  7 SCJ Broad            115          189   5.31
##  8 DW Steyn             114          188   4.96
##  9 Mashrafe Mortaza     139          180   4.97
## 10 Saeed Ajmal          106          180   4.17
## # … with 255 more rows

2a. Rank T20 Batsmen

dir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/t20/t20MenMatches"
odir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/t20/t20BattingBowlingDetails"

rankT20Batsmen(dir=dir,odir=odir)
## # A tibble: 43 x 4
##    batsman          matches meanRuns meanSR
##    <chr>              <int>    <dbl>  <dbl>
##  1 V Kohli               61     39.0   132.
##  3 CH Gayle              50     31.1   124.
##  4 BB McCullum           69     30.7   126.
##  5 PR Stirling           66     29.6   116.
##  6 MJ Guptill            70     29.6   125.
##  7 DA Warner             75     29.1   128.
##  8 AD Hales              50     28.1   120.
##  9 TM Dilshan            78     26.7   105.
## 10 RG Sharma             72     26.4   120.
## # … with 33 more rows

2b. Rank T20 Bowlers

dir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/t20/t20MenMatches"
odir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/t20/t20BattingBowlingDetails"

rankT20Bowlers(dir=dir,odir=odir)
## # A tibble: 153 x 4
##    bowler          matches totalWickets meanER
##    <chr>             <int>        <dbl>  <dbl>
##  1 SL Malinga           78          115   7.39
##  2 Shahid Afridi        89           98   6.80
##  3 Saeed Ajmal          62           92   6.30
##  4 Umar Gul             56           87   7.40
##  5 KMDN Kulasekara      56           72   7.25
##  6 TG Southee           55           69   8.68
##  7 DJ Bravo             60           69   8.41
##  8 DW Steyn             47           69   7.00
##  9 Shakib Al Hasan      57           69   6.82
## 10 SCJ Broad            55           68   7.83
## # … with 143 more rows

3a. Rank IPL Batsmen

dir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/ipl/iplMatches"
odir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/ipl/iplBattingBowlingDetails"

rankIPLBatsmen(dir=dir,odir=odir)
## # A tibble: 69 x 4
##    batsman        matches meanRuns meanSR
##    <chr>            <int>    <dbl>  <dbl>
##  1 DA Warner          130     37.9   128.
##  2 CH Gayle           125     36.2   134.
##  3 SE Marsh            67     35.9   120.
##  4 MEK Hussey          59     33.8   105.
##  5 KL Rahul            59     33.5   128.
##  6 V Kohli            175     31.6   119.
##  7 AM Rahane          116     30.7   108.
##  8 AB de Villiers     141     30.3   135.
##  9 F du Plessis        65     29.4   117.
## 10 S Dhawan           140     29.0   114.
## # … with 59 more rows

3a. Rank IPL Bowlers

dir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/ipl/iplMatches"
odir="/Users/tvganesh/backup/software/cricket-package/yorkr-cricsheet/yorkrData2020/ipl/iplBattingBowlingDetails"

rankIPLBowlers(dir=dir,odir=odir)
## # A tibble: 143 x 4
##    bowler          matches totalWickets meanER
##    <chr>             <int>        <dbl>  <dbl>
##  1 SL Malinga          120          184   6.99
##  2 SP Narine           108          137   6.71
##  3 Harbhajan Singh     131          134   7.11
##  4 DJ Bravo             85          118   8.18
##  5 B Kumar              86          116   7.43
##  6 YS Chahal            82          102   7.85
##  7 R Ashwin             92           98   6.81
##  8 JJ Bumrah            76           91   7.47
##  9 PP Chawla            85           87   8.02
## 10 RA Jadeja            89           85   7.93
## # … with 133 more rows

##Conclusion

Go ahead and give yorkr a spin once yorkr_0.0.8 is available in CRAN. I hope you have fun. Do get back to me if you have any issues.

I’ll be back. Watch this space!!

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