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Brownlow Competition

September 17, 2019
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Brownlow Competition

Step One Collate the Data We need the votes and the match statistics to train the model. So what we are going to do is for the competition and of course for people personally, we want to be able to provide as much data as possible. One of the emails I received previously was that footywire, now has some extra...

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Improving AFL articles

August 26, 2019
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Improving AFL articles

So you might have seen an article from someone who has a weird simpsons display picture about the sorry state of AFL analytics. This isn’t saying that AFL work is poor as a whole or that people within AFL circles aren’t capable of good work. This just points to a framework in place by the powers to be, that...

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Couting Pairs

April 25, 2019
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Saw a tweet from (https://twitter.com/matt_pavlich) asking twitter roughly how many games he and David Mundy have played together. Thankfully, you don’t have to wonder anymore and you can reproduce the results yourself and do running counts for your favourite players! library(tidyverse) ## ── Attaching packages ─────────────────────────── tidyverse 1.2.1 ── ## ✔ ggplot2 3.1.1 ✔ purrr ...

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Control Charts Another Package

April 19, 2019
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Control Charts Another Package

I got an email from Alex Zanidean, who runs the xmrr package “You might enjoy my package xmrr for similar charts – but mine recalculate the bounds automatically” and if we go to the vingette, “XMRs combine X-Bar control charts and Moving Range control charts. These functions also will recalculate the reference lines when significant change has occurred” This seems...

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Quick Control Charts for AFL

March 29, 2019
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Quick Control Charts for AFL

Who doesn’t like a wikipedia entry control chart If analysis of the control chart indicates that the process is currently under control (i.e., is stable, with variation only coming from sources common to the process), then no corrections or changes to process control parameters are needed or desired I mean gee whiz this sure could relate to something like...

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Quick Control Charts for AFL

March 29, 2019
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Best Fantasy Player of All Time

March 19, 2019
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Best Fantasy Player of All Time

One of the things I have always wondered about AFL fantasy is just who is the best fantasy player of all time? Not the fan who wins the most but who is the best player. So one possible idea would be to work out the fantasy scores of players going back for all the time that is possible (YAY fitzRoy!)....

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Tipster Season

March 16, 2019
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Tipster Season

So it is approaching AFL mens season, which means that soon everyones twitter feed, Facebook and emails will get clogged up with various tipsters. People saying they have won at 60% of the time over last season and therefor you should pay them money and follow their tips! But how can you assess the accuracy of a tipster? Very few...

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Scraping old player data

March 15, 2019
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Scraping old player data

As its been pointed out to me on that it would be handy if within fitzRoy that it should contain past players data from footywire. So here is roughly how to do that. Step 1 - get all the packages you need library(rvest) ## Loading required package: xml2 library(tidyverse) ## ── Attaching packages ──────────────── tidyverse 1.2.1 ── ## ✔ ggplot2 3.1.0 ...

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Fantasy Tips From the Fantasy King

March 9, 2019
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Fantasy Tips From the Fantasy King

Selby Lee Steere has won AFL fantasy two years in a row. He is the coach of Moreiras Magic and through selling his fantasy guide donates a lot of money to the Starlight foundation. I was lucky enough to do an interview with him talking about his strategies in winning fantasy. AFL fantasy scores as opposed to supercoach scores are...

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