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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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PlayerIds

February 11, 2019
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Something that has been talked a bit about recently on twitter is the the use of unique playerIDs so that fan analysts, punters and bloggers can track players through time. There are some things that need to be thought about when creating unique playerIDS for analysis. Do you want your IDS to be unique across datasets or do you need them...

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Poor Tom Mitchell

January 10, 2019
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Poor Tom Mitchell

Today unfortunetely one of the games best players and the current Bronwnlow Medalist Tom Mitchell has been injured and will probably miss the whole 2019 AFL season. This is horrible news as he was just coming off arguably his best season (winning the Brownlow Medal). He’s an incredibly gifted inside player who through the Hawks savvy recruiting have just...

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