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The Mrs. White probability puzzle

April 28, 2019
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The Mrs. White probability puzzle

tl;dr -I don’t remember how many games of Clue I’ve played but I do remember being surprised by Mrs White being the murderer in only 2 of those games. Can you give an estimate and an upper bound for the number of games I have played?We solve this problem by using Bayes theorem and discussing … Continue reading The...

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Weighting tricks for machine learning with Icarus – Part 1

July 4, 2018
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Weighting tricks for machine learning with Icarus – Part 1

Calibration in survey sampling is a wonderful tool, and today I want to show you how we can use it in some Machine Learning applications, using the R package Icarus. And because ’tis the season, what better than a soccer dataset to illustrate this? The data and code are located on this gitlab repo: https://gitlab.com/haroine/weighting-ml … Continue reading Weighting...

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A shiny app to convert sports scores

May 1, 2017
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A shiny app to convert sports scores

I’m a huge sports fan, but I certainly don’t have extended knowledge about all team sports. Sometimes when I hear about scores in a sports I’m not quite “fluent” in, I wonder how they would translate in a sports I know better. I guess many people ask the same question from time to time. For … Continue reading A...

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Announcing Icarus v0.3

March 7, 2017
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Announcing Icarus v0.3

This weekend I released version 0.3.0 of the Icarus package to CRAN. Icarus provides tools to help perform calibration on margins, which is a very important method in sampling. One of these days I’ll write a blog post explaining calibration on margins! In the meantime if you want to learn more, you can read our … Continue reading Announcing...

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Data analysis of the French football league players with R and FactoMineR

October 3, 2016
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Data analysis of the French football league players with R and FactoMineR

This year we’ve had a great summer for sporting events! Now autumn is back, and with it the Ligue 1 championship. Last year, we created this data analysis tutorial using R and the excellent package FactoMineR for a course at ENSAE (in French). The dataset contains the physical and technical abilities of French Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 players. … Continue reading Data...

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